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Town Halls

The Illinois Commision on Discrimination and Hate Crime's mission is to identify and uproot sources of discrimination and bias at the source, while assisting with the development of resources, training, and information that allow for a swift and efficient response to hate-motivated crimes and incidents of bias. By organizing Townhall events, the Commission is able to learn important information from community leaders, legislators, and subject matter experts and to share that information with the people of Illinois and here their experiences and feedback. View one of our current or past virtual events by clicking on a link or image below, or by visiting our YouTube page. You can also sign up here to receive an invitation when the next town hall date becomes available. Thank you for doing your part to #EliminateHate!

Upcoming Events

The Illinois Commission on Discrimination and Hate Crimes invites you to attend the Communities in Crisis Virtual Townhall, on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 4 PM, to discuss how Illinois can confront the rising hate crimes in the Asian American community. The event will include community leaders and subject matter experts from Chinese American Service League (CASL), Illinois Muslim Civic Coalition, Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAAJ), and South Asian American Policy & Research Institute to discuss the dramatic increase in hate based violence and how the Commission can best efficiently and effectively respond and help develop resources for the community at all levels.

There will also be opening remarks from Secretary Grace Hou, Illinois Department of Human Services.

Past Events