By Eric DeGrechie
GLENVIEW, IL — The Glenview Park District is the latest Cook County government entity to take the United Against Hate pledge after an official proclamation was unanimously approved at its Oct. 26 board meeting. With Cook County Commissioner Scott Britton (D-14th District) in attendance, the board of commissioners joined the county in solidarity.
"I applaud the Glenview Park District for leading by example against racism, bigotry, and discrimination in our community," Britton said. "At a time when hate crimes are on the rise, we must be proactive in fortifying against it by making this public declaration, educating each other on our great diversity, and intercepting hate in at its ugly forms. With this Resolution, we continue to affirm that hate has no home in Cook County."
Earlier this year, Glenview Village President Mike Jenny proclaimed Feb. 21 "United Against Hate Day" in Glenview and encouraged residents to take a pledge against prejudice.
"The Glenview Park District is proud to join Cook County and many other units of local governments, businesses and community organizations to unite against hate in all its forms," said Michael McCarty, Park District executive director. "We firmly believe that unity against hate is a fundamental step towards building a more inclusive community where individuals can thrive irrespective of their background."