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Meeting Name: Human Relations Committee Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 5/19/2017 10:00 AM Minutes status: Draft  
Meeting location: Cook County Building, Board Room, 118 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Minutes Minutes  
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Attachments: Jane Charney_The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago Testimony 5.19.2017.pdf, Jacob Warsaw_Anti-Defamation League Testimony 5.19.2017.pdf, Alison Pure-Slovin_Simon Wiesenthal Center Testimony 5.19.2017.pdf
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17-3366 1  Committee MinutesCOMMITTEE MINUTES Approval of the minutes from the meeting of 1/17/2017   Not available Not available
17-2349 1 CALLING FOR A HEARING OF THE HUMAN RELATIONS COMMITTEE TO FIND WAYS TO FIGHT AND PREVENT HATE CRIMES AND SPEECHResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION CALLING FOR A HEARING OF THE HUMAN RELATIONS COMMITTEE TO FIND WAYS TO FIGHT AND PREVENT HATE CRIMES AND SPEECH WHEREAS, Cook County is home to 5.5 million people of diverse backgrounds; and WHEREAS, there has been a sharp increase in hate crimes and hate speech directed toward Jews, Muslims, People of Color, and members of the LGTBQ community in 2016 and 2017; and WHEREAS, Synagogues and Mosques in Cook County have been vandalized and threatened; and WHEREAS, Jewish cemeteries have been the target of hateful vandalism; and WHEREAS, hate speech directed at the LGTBQ community has increased in recent months; and WHEREAS, hate crimes, hate speech, and hateful vandalism have no place in Cook County or the United States; and WHEREAS, the Human Relations Committee of the Cook County Board should hold a hearing to shine a light on this troubling situation and to ensure there is a directed policy approach with involvement from the affected communities. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners and the President o   Not available Video Video