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Not In Our Town: LOCAL CLASSROOM RESOURCES

 

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

 

Ground Zero

McLean County Not In Our Town: Local Not In Our Town participants can be available to come speak to classes or to preview any of the 3 Not In Our Town videos; contact Mike Matejka at 309-827-3934, who will check with local participants for availability. Not In Our Town McLean County is on facebook (Find us at Not In Our Town McLeanCounty.).

Bloomington Human Relations Commission is at Bloomington City Hall, 109 E. Olive St, Bloomington, Ernestine Jackson, director, 309-434-2215
www.cityblm.org/page.asp?show=section&id=3058&menuid=3058

Normal Human Relations Commission is at Normal City Hall, 100 E. Phoenix St., Normal, Jose Garibay, director, 309-454-9519 www.normal.org/Gov/HR/index.asp

Minority Business Directory: The City of Bloomington Human Relations Commission maintains a minority business directory, available at themixonline.net/MinorityBusinessDirectory_2006.htm?menuid=3104

McLean County Historical Society’s main exhibit theme is “Encounter on the Prairie, about how people intersected from diverse backgrounds in McLean County; they have a variety of historical programs available about human relations. Visit them at 200 N Main St., downtown Bloomington, 309-827-0428, or visit www.mchistory.org

McLean County Diversity Project: this effort brings together diverse junior high and high school students to build human relations. See http://mcleancountydiversity.org/ or contact Jeff Schwartz, PO Box 58, Downs, IL 61736.

The Advocacy Council for Human Rights is a local effort supporting gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people in the community; they have an office at 313 N. Main St., Bloomington, 309-827-2437, achr-il.com/

Illinois People’s Action is a faith-based community organizing effort; also affiliated is Latinos United for Change; 510 E Washington #309, Bloomington 827-9627 illinoispeoplesaction.org/

Minority & Police Partnership works to bridge gaps between the police and the community; contact them via either the City’s or Town’s human relations commissions or visit them on facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Minority-and-Police-Partnership/143987708979694 The Bloomington-Normal NAACP can be reached at P.O. Box 925, Normal, IL 61761, www.illinoisnaacp.org/bloomingtonnormal/

The McLean County India Association brings together the South Asian community, it can be reached at P.O. Box 375, Bloomington, IL 61702-0375, or through www.ourmcia.org/index.html

The Immigration Project serves downstate Illinois from Bloomington, 510 E. Washington St., Suite 318, P.O. Box 3065, Bloomington, IL 61702-3065, www.immigrationproject.org/main.html

100 Black Men of Central Illinois is a community advocacy organization, PO Box 5170, Bloomington, IL 61702, www.bmci.org

YWCA of McLean County is a local service organization that offers multicultural leadership programs, 1201 N Hershey Road, Bloomington, 662-0461, www.ywca.org/site/pp.asp?c=djIOK7OZG&b=62423

 

 

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