1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
James R. Thompson Center (Assembly Hall, Concourse Level)
The Adler School of Professional Psychology Institute on Social Exclusion, in collaboration with its co-sponsors, will host this Midwest summit for attorneys, policy makers, workforce development and employment agencies, human resource personnel, business groups, community organizations, community leaders and residents.
The program will feature keynote speaker Chai Feldblum, Commissioner, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Panel presentations will examine:
- Revised EEOC guidelines for employers in considering arrest histories in hiring decisions
- Impact on juveniles and adults seeking jobs—especially in vulnerable communities with high arrest rates
- Current legal action involving major employers and the EEOC guidance
- Remedies and implications
- Research findings on guidance application and its mental health impact in Chicago’s Englewood community
Registration takes place noon to 1 p.m.; the program begins at 1 p.m. The event is free and open to all, but RSVP required by October 21. Please click here to register. For groups of 10 or more, please contact ISE@adler.edu.
Co-sponsored by Cabrini Green Legal Aid, Chicago Area Project, Chicago CeaseFire, Chicago Commission on Human Relations, Chicago Department of Public Health, Chicago Department of Family and Support Services, Chicago Jobs Council, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, Children and Family Justice Center, Cook County Board/President Toni Preckwinkle, Field Foundation of Illinois, FORCE/Community Renewal Society, Illinois Department of Corrections, Illinois Department of Human Rights, Illinois Department of Employment Security, Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice, Juvenile Justice Initiative, Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago, LISC Chicago, Metropolis Strategies, Pierce Family Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Safer Foundation, Shriver Poverty Law Center, TASC (Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities), Teamwork Englewood, Union League Club of Chicago, and W. K. Kellogg Foundation.