~ April 11 2024 ~
The Wilmette Human Relations Commission: Make Your Voice Heard 

The Village of Wilmette's Human Relations Commission (HRC) sets the pace for “diversity and inclusion” initiatives in the Village. At the packed March 19 meeting, New Trier Neighbors presented our proposed religious freedom banner which we offered to the village with our encouragement to display it on light posts this summer. Promoting religious diversity was included in the HRC’s original mission statement. (The statement changed in recent weeks with the update of the Village website.)  
Also at the meeting, the commission discussed a proposal to hire a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) officer who would be “shared” with Glencoe and Highland Park. Several of the residents present concerns both about the Village hiring a DEI officer, and the Village’s posting of the Progressive Pride Flag during PRIDE month (June). 
The next HRC meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 16, at 6:30 pm at the Wilmette Village Hall. New Trier Neighbors will be there in support of our religious freedom celebration initiative. Come join us! (Check the schedule, expected out Friday, to confirm the meeting date. Go to https://www.wilmette.gov then Boards and Commissions, then scroll down to the Human Relations Commission.)  
Join us April 21st for a special screening of "Killing America:
Can America's Schools' Be Saved?"

Speaking of DEI, award-winning filmmaker Eli Steele ("How Jack Became Black" and "What Killed Michael Brown") will be at the AMC Northbrook Theaters, Sunday, April 21st,(4-6 pm) for a screening and live panel discussion of his latest film "Killing America."

The short-form documentary follows the impact of Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) at the upscale Menlo Atherton High School in California, including the lowering of standards, the ending of merit-based education and the dramatic increase of ugly anti-Semitism, especially in the wake of the October 7th attack on Israel by Hamas.

After the 40-minute film, writer/director Eli Steele, David Bernstein of the Jewish Institute of Liberal Values, and Pastor Corey Brooks of Project HOOD, will be part of an all-star panel. All are welcome! Bring friends who may be new to the concept of DEI and the influence it is having on education and our communities.  

The film was recently released on YouTube and Vimeo but taken down due to complaints by the Menlo Atherton school newspaper (which run by students, overseen by teachers) and a student, all of whom complained of copyright violations. Eli Steele is a veteran filmmaker, well aware of Fair Use rules, and calls the removal of the film "weaponized censorship."

Bottom line - right now the only place you'll see the film in Chicago is at this special screening.

Get your tickets today! Space is limited! Scan the QR Code below or click here for tickets.
Don't miss the April 16th
Education Roundtable!

See an interview about it here on AM560's Chicago's Morning Answer.

Details and registration here.