Commission on Human Relations


  • Mona Noriega
  • Chairman and Commissioner
Mona Noriega

Mona Noriega has over 30 years of experience committed to social change on behalf of diverse community groups. She co-founded and served on the Board of Directors of Amigas Latinas, an organization committed to the empowerment and education of Latina LBT women in Chicago. Noriega also worked as the Regional Director of Lambda Legal Defense's Midwest office, which advances the civil rights of LGBT individuals. Most recently she organized the 2014 Hate Crime Summit hosted at the University of Illinois at Chicago and annually serves as an Honorary Co-Chair of Chicago Build the Peace Committee. She earned an MBA and an MPA from the University of Illinois at Chicago and her BA from Northeastern Illinois University. 


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Joanna Borowiec

Ryan Dunigan

Naderh Elrabadi

Bishop Simon Gordon

Rochelle Grimbau

Stephanie Kanter

Reyahd Kazmi

Ray J. Koenig, III

Leisa Y. Mosley

David J. Mussatt

Nabeela Rasheed

Julio Rodriguez

Mark Rodriguez

Michelle Shang

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