Remaining accessible to the community, State representative Stephanie Kifowit, D-Oswego, will be host to a virtual town hall discussion at 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 29 on Zoom in addition to streaming it on her Facebook page ILDistrict84.
“I believe that there are a lot of individuals that do not realize how important the State Human Rights Commission or the City Human Relations Commission are to our thriving community,” said Kifowit. “I am honored to host this town hall to allow people the opportunity to learn about their important work in our region.”
Kifowit will be joined by the State of Illinois Human Rights Commissioner Steve Andersson, who was appointed by governor JB Pritzker to serve on the Illinois Human Rights Commission after his time as a State legislator where he championed legislation such as the ERA initiative, the Equal Pay Act and the LGBTQ inclusion curriculum bill.
Joining the discussion will be the City of Aurora Human Relations Commission chair, William Small and secretary Ryan Maley. Both have been members of the Aurora Human Relations Commission for years. Chair Small has owned a small business in Aurora for more than 25 years and is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Quad County African American Chamber of Commerce, Unity Partnership, OPUS Chamber Music Camp and Christian Brothers College High School. Secretary Maley is currently the vice president of Stratence Partners, providing strategy, pricing and analytics services in North America. Maley has served on the Illinois Task Force for Social Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Enterprise.
“Discrimination should never be tolerated in our community,” said Kifowit. “These dedicated individuals continue to use their combined decades of experience to provide a valuable resource to individuals who have been subjected to discrimination and can understand what rights they have under Illinois law.”
The Illinois Human Rights Commission is dedicated to promoting freedom from unlawful discrimination as defined by the Illinois Human Rights Act – which includes retaliation. The City of Aurora Human Rights Commission seeks to promote understanding among and preserve the recognized rights of residents and those who interact in Aurora. Both organizations address discrimination in the areas of race, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical/mental disability, and military status.
—Representative Stephanie Kifowit, MPA, IL House District 84
via The Voice
July 21, 2020 at 05:38PM