Community Tensions and Hate Crimes: Interventions and Outreach

740 N Sedgwick St Suite 400
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(312) 744-484874

Violence and hate crimes are most often based on race, religious differences, sexual orientation, or gender identity, therefore increased outreach to schools and communities is a priority.IGR staff members can mediate community tensions and conflict. They can also deliver presentations explaining the protections offered under Chicago’s Human Rights and Fair Housing Ordinances, how to file a complaint of discrimination, and how to call for assistance if someone is a victim of a hate crime. In addition, they can advocate on behalf of victims of hate crimes.Community Mediation: IGR responds to requests from individuals or communities who are involved in a dispute and attempts to reach a resolution. A staff mediator can facilitate the communication between people in conflict and help each party understand the other person’s point of view and rights.
Presentations: Our professional team is ready to provide presentations on
– Bullying
– Disability
– Compliance
– Hate Crimes
– Prejudice ReductionOutreach: IGR will come to your community, school, or place of worship and discuss what your civil rights are under the law and the remedies available if you have experienced discrimination. IGR reaches out to individuals and public and private institutions to promote the Commission’s services and provide information on the Chicago Human Rights and Fair Housing Ordinances as well as procedures on how to file discrimination complaints.

Accessible Accommodations: Not Listed

Hours: 9:00 am-5:00pm Monday through Friday

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