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On the heels of the events in Ferguson and New York, the IHC is hosting a public dialogue Thursday, December 18th, 6pm at Six Mile Regional Library in Granite City on how to establish healthy and safe communities. Perceptions can be polarizing, how do we adapt our frameworks to really see what is at stake in community relationships? Take part in a conversation that includes speakers from Washington University in St. Louis, and Southwestern Illinois College in East St. Louis.


The Ebola crisis raises the issue about the costs that public health crises have on society. What are the roles of and costs to businesses, to governments, to hospitals, to you? A panel of experts such as Dr. Robert Weinstein, Chairman of the Infectious Diseases Division at Stroger Hospital and Dr. Catherine Belling, Professor of Education-Medical Humanities and Bioethics at Northwestern University will elevate the conversation about this topical issue and explore the economics and ethics of health crises on Wednesday, January 14 at the Harold Washington Library. RSVP today for The Cost of Health Crisis.


The IHC's Road Scholars Speakers Bureau brings high-quality humanities programs accessible to all Illinois communities. With presentations on subjects like the sixties in Hollywood to the War on Drugs or Walt Whitman and Lincoln, Road Scholars Speakers have something for everyone. View the 25 topics presented by Illinois historians, storytellers, scholars, and musicians available to non-profits at an affordable rate.


"Every student I have taken to Capitol Forum in the past has named it the most defining event of their high school career."-Geneva Community HS teacher Janie Doutsos
Capitol Forum on America's FutureCapitol Forum on America's Future is an IHC program that creates the foundation for long-term civic engagement by high school students through a focus on human rights concerns worldwide and in their communities. See which Illinois high schools will be participating in the 2015 Capitol Forum, and the powerful words from teachers on the program's impact.
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