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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

Watch this space for upcoming announcements from the Illinois Commission on Discrimination and Hate Crimes (CDHC) regarding upcoming town halls or special events.

Explore the Commission's schedule of upcoming CDHC or sub-Committee meetings here.

Past Events

May 24, 2022: Communities in Crisis Virtual Town Hall

The Illinois Commission on Discrimination and Hate Crimes (CDHC) hosted the Communities in Crisis Virtual Town Hall,  to discuss how Illinois can confront rising hate crimes in the Asian American community. The event included community leaders and subject matter experts from Chinese American Service League (CASL)Illinois Muslim Civic CoalitionAsian Americans Advancing Justice (AAAJ), and South Asian American Policy & Research Institute to discuss the 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. This Town Hall included opening remarks from Secretary Grace Hou, Illinois Department of Human Services.

October 13, 2021: CDHC Virtual Town Hall

Click here to access recording of the October 13, 2021 Virtual Town Hall.

The Commission invited the general public to attend its first statewide virtual town hall event to learn about the Commission, its members and goals.