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  1. Article number 1 - IDHR Celebrates Peace Day Chicago
  2. Article number 2 - National Hispanic Heritage Month
  3. Article number 3 - Deaf Awareness Month
  4. Article number 4 - IDHR Annual Report
  5. Article number 5 - Illinois Scorecard on Discrimination
  •  IDHR Celebrates Peace Day Chicago

    IDHR Celebrates Peace Day Chicago

    ​On Friday, September 23, 2016, noon-1:00pmDaley Plaza, we stand together on Peace Day to convey the true heart of Chicago.  We pledge to activate and express our commitment to peace in our daily lives.  On Peace Day we share, honor and celebrate each other's cultures and foster a spirit of hope and unity to move our city forward.  Join the IDHR and other Chicago organizations to stand together in solidarity for peace in Chicago and peace in the world.

  •  National Hispanic Heritage Month

    National Hispanic Heritage Month

    ​During National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) we recognize the contributions made and the imporant presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate their heritage and culture.  Hispanic Heritage Month, whose roots go back to 1968, begins each year on September 15.

  •  Deaf Awareness Month

    Deaf Awareness Month

    ​The purpose of Deaf Awareness Month is to increase awareness of deaf issues, people, and culture.  Deafness is the third most common disability in the world, but you probably wouldn't spot a deaf person in a crowd. Communication and community are a hugely important part of life.

    Activities and events through deaf awareness month encourage individuals to come together as a community for both educational events and celebrations.

  •  IDHR Annual Report

    IDHR Annual Report

    ​IDHR has published its FY 2015 Annual Report, highlighting the work of the department throughout the previous fiscal year.  The report reflects efforts taken throughout the year to fulfill IDHR's mission to secure for all individuals within Illinois freedom from unlawful discrimination, as well as statewide trends in charges filed with the department.

    Read the Annual Report.

  •  Illinois Scorecard on Discrimination

    Illinois Scorecard on Discrimination

    ​IDHR has publicly released its interim report to Governor Bruce Rauner on a wide-raning study of statewide discrimination patterns and barriers to success.  While this historic study is entering its research phase, we continue to welcome new partners willing to contribute data, resources or perspective to this effort.

    Read the Press Release.

    Read the Interim Report.

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