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The CCHR is saddened to hear of the alleged murder of Selena Reyes-Hernandez, a 37 year- old trans woman from the Marquette Park community. Our sympathy to the Reyes-Hernandez family, and other families who have lost love ones due to hate. May Selena’s life not be in vain, but a call to action to fight against hate on all levels.
"It is abhorrent to us that in 2020, we are still talking about this issue, and demanding that black people stop being killed by police officers (or wannabe police officers), with little or no repercussions. We join now with thousands across this country to call for an immediate end to racist policing practices and the culture that allows this type of behavior to continue."
Have you ever wondered what exactly is a hate crime, but were afraid to ask? In this brief CCHR PowerPoint presentation you will not only learn what a hate crime is, but what you should do if believe you have been a victim. Please check it out and share it with your networks. Our thanks go out to the Chinese American Service League (CASL) for translating this presentation into Mandarin and Cantonese.
April is Fair Housing Month. The CCHR wants to remind landlords and real estate professionals that the Chicago Fair Housing Ordinance prohibits discrimination based on fourteen protected classes including source of income. This includes all lawful sources of income, and from any lawful occupation inclusing those in the service industry such as wait staff, cooks, and baristas. The CCHR will continue to enforce the ordinance and investigate complaints of fair housing discrimination and hold violators accountable.
To view the full Press Release, please visit Fair Housing Is Still Important.
The Commission accepts filing of complaints and other documents by e-mail. For more information, click the following link.
Simply click on the following link and select Discrimination/Hate Crimes Assistance under the Service Type drop-box menu: