The Human Relations Commission, a commission created by the Village of Mundelein Board of Trustees, was established to promote and encourage mutual respect, cooperation and understanding between all individuals and groups living and working within the Village of Mundelein, and to acknowledge the value of all forms of diversity within the community. The Mundelein Human Relations Commission is charged with specific functions.
·developing a base of information on the demographics of the Village and serving as a resource to foster understanding on the value of diversity;
·gathering information from the community, including consultation with public and nonprofit agencies, and disseminating information to further the purpose of the Commission; and
·pursuing community education to encourage mutual understanding and hosting community-wide celebrations of diversity.
HRC Meetings are open to the public. More information on the HRC can be found at www.mundelein.org.
The Book Club was started to address the function of education and encouragement of diversity. The Human Relations Commission seeks participants for the book club. The book club meets on the 3rd Tuesday of select months (February, March, April, May, June, September, October, and November). Anyone is welcome to read the books and engage in discussions or just sit back and listen. The atmosphere is casual.
• Book club meetings take place at the Fremont Library in one of the study rooms.
• The time is from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
• Books are available at the library service desk upon request for check out to anyone with a valid library card. (Check with a librarian if you have questions. The books will appear as unavailable if you search for them in the catalog).
• Books for the upcoming months include:
• January 21, 2014: And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
• February 18, 2014: The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
• March 18, 2014: Home by Toni Morrison
Recommendations for future books are welcome. Please join the Human Relations Commission at the next book club meeting.
Disclaimer:The views and opinions expressed in the Book Club, which was created as a leisurely activity by the Human Relations Commission, are those of the participants and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of any agency of the Village of Mundelein. Views and assumptions made within the discussions are not reflective of the position of the Village of Mundelein.