M. Daley, along with the University of Illinois at Chicago, the City
of Chicago Commission on Human Relations and the Human Relations Foundation
of Chicago, will celebrate the opening of Unity Month with a kick-off
celebration will explore contemporary concerns about group image and
identity, as well as the impact of stereotypes on social status.
were designed to openly discuss issues related to cultural and ethnic
heritage," said Ann Smith, UIC director of community relations and
Unity Month committee chair. "With diversity being one of the hallmarks
of our campus, UIC is extending an opportunity for all Chicago-area
residents to celebrate our differences together."
in Unity Month will help Chicagoans not only recognize their cultural
differences but begin thinking positively about their similarities."