WINDY CITY TIMES
||Former WCT 30 Under 30 honoree appointed human-rights commissioner
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On Jan. 27, the Chicago City Council confirmed Daniel R. Hernandez, Esq.'s appointment as commissioner for the Chicago Commission on Human Relations (CCHR).
Windy City Times named Hernandez one of its 30 Under 30 honorees in 2018.
CCHR promotes appreciation of Chicago's diversity and works to eliminate prejudice and discrimination. The commission enforces the Chicago Human Rights Ordinance and the Chicago Fair Housing Ordinance, which prohibit discrimination within the city.
"I am honored to be appointed a commissioner on the Commission on Human Relations," said Hernandez in a statement. "As a gay, Latino [cisgender] male, I am excited to serve our great city and to collaborate with my fellow commissioners on the many matters relating to the city's civil-rights ordinances."
Hernandez currently is president of the board of directors at Between Friends, a Chicago not-for-profit committed to ending the cycle of domestic violence. He is also the founder of NextLevel Law, P.C. by Daniel R. Hernandez, Esq. Hernandez received his law degree from the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law and his undergraduate degree from Miami's Florida International University.
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