Agenda: Human Relations Commission meeting – 9/19/19

All residents are welcome to attend meetings of the Human Relations Commission. The HRC meets on the third Thursday of each month, and per the Open Meetings Act they publish an agenda to notify the public of items that are up for discussion. Meetings typically begin at 6:30pm at the Lansing Public Library, 2750 Indiana … Read more

Agenda: Human Relations Commission meeting – 4/18/19

All residents are welcome to attend meetings of the Human Relations Commission. The HRC meets monthly, and per the Open Meetings Act they publish an agenda to notify the public of items that are up for discussion. Meetings will typically begin at 6:30pm on Thursdays at the Lansing Public Library, 2750 Indiana Avenue, Lansing, Illinois. … Read more

Agenda: Human Relations Commission meeting – 2/21/19

All residents are welcome to attend meetings of the Human Relations Commission. The HRC meets monthly, and per the Open Meetings Act they publish an agenda to notify the public of items that are up for discussion. Meetings will typically begin at 6:30pm on Thursdays at the Lansing Public Library, 2750 Indiana Avenue, Lansing, Illinois. … Read more

Understanding the Open Meetings Act

by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (January 25, 2019) – “You guys can get together,” Attorney Erin Blake told the Human Relations Commission at their first business meeting, December 20, 2018. Blake was providing some training about the Open Meetings Act, and she was specifically responding to concerns expressed by some of the Commissioners. Most of … Read more

Human Relations Commission meets at library for first time

Introductions, thoughtful discussion, and public comments mark promising start by Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill (December 20, 2018) – Lansing’s Human Relations Commission met at the Lansing Public Library for the first time Thursday night, where they will be meeting every third Thursday of each month. Commissioner introductions, practical discussions, an Open Meetings Act presentation, and public comments … Read more

Agenda: Human Relations Commission meeting – 12/20/18

All residents are welcome to attend meetings of the Human Relations Commission. The HRC meets monthly, and per the Open Meetings Act they publish an agenda to notify the public of items that are up for discussion. Meetings will typically begin at 6:30pm on Thursdays at the Lansing Public Library, 2750 Indiana Avenue, Lansing, Illinois. … Read more

Human Relations Commission holds first meeting

As one long process ends, another begins by Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (November 27, 2018) – The Lansing Human Relations Commission held its first meeting Tuesday night at the Lansing Police Department. The meeting included the reading of the commission’s mission and goals, planning the commission’s regular meeting schedule, and receiving a training session from a representative … Read more

Illinois Department of Human Rights event planned at Lansing Public Library

November 7 event part of statewide Fairness and Equality Campaign by Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (October 26, 2018) – The Lansing Public Library will host “Introduction to the Illinois Department of Human Rights” on November 7 as part of the Illinois Bicentennial Fairness and Equality Campaign. Starting at 6:00pm on the library stage, an attorney … Read more

Embracing our diversity by adapting our institutions

Lansing Voices thoughtful comments submitted by Rev. Daniel Roels, New Hope Church The strain in Lansing is evident. It is difficult to know what to do when the raw racial nerve that runs through our whole country is exposed among us, here. A recent Halloween display raises the specter of the racial lynchings that are … Read more