The Commission to End the Disparities Facing the African American Community

The Commission to End the Disparities Facing the African American Community was established by Governor Quinn via House Bill 1547.

The Commission consists of 10 persons who have been selected by the appointed co-chairs, Senator Mattie Hunter and State Representative Monique Davis.  In addition, one appointee or designee will represent the Directors of key state agencies.  This Commission to end the disparities facing the African American Community was convened to take on three specific tasks:

  • Research the disparities facing African Americans in the areas of healthcare, healthcare services, employment, education, criminal justice, housing and other social and economic issues.
  • Hold one or more public hearings, at which public testimony shall be heard.
  • Report its findings and specific recommendations to the General Assembly on or before December 31, 2013, after which the Commission shall dissolve.

 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING:


Public Hearing
When:  Thursday, September 26, 2013Where:  Carbondale Civic Center – 200 South Illinois Avenue, Carbondale, IllinoisTime: 6:00 – 8:00 pmContact:  Faith Y. Miller – (618) 303-3860Topics:

  • Improving fairness in employment and hiring practices
  • Improving contracting opportunities for black owned businesses
  • Eliminating unfair labor practices
  • Decreasing the number of African Americans incarcerated
  • Racial disparities facing high school and college students       

 

 

PRIOR MEETING NOTICES AND PUBLIC HEARINGS:

Notice is herewith provided of a meeting for the Illinois Commission to End Disparities Facing the African American Community at11:00 am on Monday, April 29, 2013, at the James Thompson Center 100 W. Randolph – 9th Floor – Room 9-031

This notice is being provided in accordance with Section 2.02 for the Open
Meetings Act.“This meeting will be accessible to persons with disabilities in compliance with Executive Order #5 and pertinent state and federal laws upon notification of anticipated attendance.”  Disabled persons planning to attend and needing special accommodations should contact either by telephone or by letter:

Illinois African American Family Commission
2925 S. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60616
312-326-0368

Meeting Agenda

 


Public Hearing
Topic: Higher Education
When:  Friday, November 30, 2012Where:  Bethel AME Church – 401 E. Park Street – Champaign, IL 60820Time: 3:00 – 5:00 pmAgenda:I.  Welcome and Introductions
II.  Purpose of Public Hearing
III.  Testimony
IV.  Discussion
V.  Closing Remarks & Adjournment         

 

 


Public Hearing
Topic: Juvenile Justice/Criminal Justice
When:  Friday, November 30, 2012Where:  New Life Church of Faith – 1419 North Bowman Ave. – Danville, IL 61832Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pmAgenda:I.  Welcome and Introductions
II.  Purpose of Public Hearing
III.  Testimony
IV.  Discussion
V.  Closing Remarks & Adjournment

 

 


Public Hearing
Topic: Economics, Employment and Labor
When:  Monday, December 3, 2012 Where:  The State Capitol – Room 409 – Springfield, IL 61832 Time: 3:00 – 5:00 pmAgenda:I.  Welcome and Introductions
II.  Purpose of Public Hearing
III.  Testimony
IV.  Discussion
V.  Closing Remarks & Adjournment

 

 

MEETING NOTICE:The Commission to End the Disparities Facing the African American Community Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Michael A. Bilandic Building
160 N. LaSalle Street in Room C-600 on the 6th Floor.
The meeting will adjourn at 12:00 p.m.