Monday, November 23, 2015
Civic Center, Carbondale Illinois
A continued round table event was held Monday, November 23, 2015 to continue discussion with the community and the City of Carbondale Police Department. Community members met Monday at the Civic Center for a policing forum. The event, organized by the Carbondale Human Relations Commission, allowed attendees to discuss topics relating to community policing, such as advocacy services, youth outreach and homelessness. Continue to the Daily Egyptian Newpaper Article to get more information on this event........
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
For over a year, a major topic in the media and in communities nationwide has been about the police and the African American community they serve. The Carbondale Human Relations Commission is hosting a forum, moderated by Joseph Brown, SJ, professor of Africana Studies at SIU, and featuring some invited guests, to address the issues around race and policing.
The forum, entitled "Community and Policing," will be held Tuesday, May 12, from 7:30-9 pm, at the Carbondale Civic Center. It is free and open to the public. Panelists will speak briefly on a topic, providing a critical and historical context for discussion, followed by small-group discussion. Read More..........
May 1, 2014
The theme of the 2014 Annual Conference was, "Housing: Right or Privilege?". The 2014 Conference Panel featured representatives of federal, state and local governments who touched on Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) compliance and recent changes to this provision. Read More.......
Dustin Duncan, Southern Illioisan
Get organized and raise a voice, one member of a state commission on minority progress advised Thursday night in Carbondale. Members of the Illinois Commission to End Disparities Facing the African American Community, a division of Illinois African-American Family Commission, were at the Carbondale Civic Center to listen to citizens of Southern Illinois. The commission was created by a public act in August 2011 with three specific goals, state Sen. Mattie Hunter, D-Chicago, the chairwoman of the commission said. Read More.........