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 In DC014, The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Appoints 13 to Its Indiana Advisory Committee, moved yesterday, we are advised by the commission of the addition of information to the release. The revised release follows:
 WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Thirteen members have been appointed to the Indiana Advisory Committee to the U.S. Committee on Civil Rights.
 The Indiana Advisory Committee assists the federal commission in its fact-finding and investigative functions in the state. The committee's chairperson is Hollis E. Hughes Jr. The members, appointed by the federal commission and serve without compensation, are: Hughes, of South Bend; Sondra L. Matthews and Sidney Taylor of Evansville; Graciela Beecher, Katherine M. Blanks and Kathleen K. Brita of Fort Wayne; Michael Lee Gradison, Judith Ann Hawley, Doris Parker, Irwin R. Rose and Julie Z. Schmitt, all of Indianapolis; Ernest G. Hernandez of Portage; and Paul Chase of Nashville.
 Hughes is the president of Housing Assistance Office, Inc., a private not-for-profit housing services corporation in South Bend. He is currently a member of the board of trustees of Ball State University, located in Muncie; a member of the Advisory Council for the Indiana Academy of Science, Mathematics and Humanities; Memorial Hospital board of trustees, NAACP and the boards of several other South Bend civic and social service agencies.
 Matthews is the president of SLM Marketing Communications, Inc., and publisher of Our Times newspaper in Evansville. She is immediate past president, National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Evansville Chapter; secretary, Black Student Union Alumni Association, University of Evansville campus; and a member of the NAACP, YWCA, NOW and the Indiana Minority Health Coalition.
 Taylor is employed as a journeyman roll grinder with the Aluminum Company of America in Newburgh. He is president of the Evansville NAACP; board member, Community Action Program of Evansville and Vanderburgh County Inc.; and treasurer of the Indiana Minority Health Coalition.
 Beecher is executive director of the Latin American Educational Center in Fort Wayne. She is chair, Cuban American Legal Defense and Educational Fund; chair, National Association of Cuban American Women; member, Affirmative Action Commission and Economic Development Commission.
 Blanks is project director of Seniors in Community Service Program, Fort Wayne Urban League. She is a board member of Foster Grandparents, a member of the NAACP, Seniors Health Care Coordinating Council, and N.B. Area III Council on Aging. She is very active in community efforts dealing with civil rights in Fort Wayne.
 Brita is an elementary school teacher with the Fort Wayne Community Schools. She is currently a board member of the Pizza Hut Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Advisory Committee and a former member of the mayor's Affirmative Action and ADA Advisory committees.
 Gradison has served as president and executive director for the Indiana Civil Liberties Union, based in Indianapolis. He is an Indiana Arts Commissioner; an adjunct faculty member at the Indiana University-Purdue University of Indianapolis; member of the board of directors of the Urban League of Greater Indianapolis; board member of Planned Parenthood of Central Indiana; board member of Jewish Community Relations Council of Indianapolis; and board member, Indiana Repertory Theater.
 Hawley is director, child support enforcement, Family and Social Services Administration. She is active in numerous community organizations, including the Indianapolis Urban League, The Inter- Agency Commission on Minority Health Issues, NAACP, Indiana Black Expo, the Indianapolis Stanley K. Lacy Alumni and the Indiana Council on Women-Owned Indianapolis Businesses.
 Parker is executive secretary of the Educational Advancement Foundation, Inc., of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. She is a member of the Institutional Diversity Task Force of St. Mary of the Woods College, Indianapolis Urban League, Hoosier Fund for Excellence and the NAACP.
 Rose is president of Irwin R. Rose and Company, Inc., a real estate company in Indianapolis. He is past president of the Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation Foundation and has been active with the Jewish Welfare Federation of Indianapolis, United Way and the Marion County Mental Health Association. He is also a former member of Brebeuf Preparatory School board of trustees.
 Schmitt is an attorney in private practice specializing in agricultural farm debt with the majority of her cases devoted to representing farm debtors. She has participated in the Indianapolis Bar Association Pro Bono Legal Panel and has been a representative to the Commercial Rights Section of the ISBA.
 Hernandez is proprietor and president to Ernie Hernandez, Inc., a public relations and advertising enterprise. He is editor and recording officer of the Northwest Indiana Hispanic Coordinating Council; president of the Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Indiana; member of the NAACP, Association of Black Communicators and the American Legion.
 Chase is an attorney and currently the program director of the Indiana HIV Advocacy Program. The mission of the federally funded program is to eliminate discriminatory practices and provide access to a full range of health and human services to people living with HIV/AIDS. He chairs the Legal/Legislative Committee of the Indiana AIDS Policy Group and is a member of the board of the Indianapolis Youth Group. He is also a cooperating attorney in the provision of pro bono legal services through the HIV/AIDS Legal Project.
 Working in coordination with the Midwestern Regional Office in Chicago, the Indiana Advisory Committee conducts fact-finding reviews of civil rights problems and publishes reports of its findings.
 The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, first established by Congress in 1957 and re-established in 1983, is an independent, bipartisan, fact-finding agency of the federal government concerned with discrimination based on color, race, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin or in the administration of justice. Constance M. Davis is the regional office director.
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 /CONTACT: Constance M. Davis, director, Midwestern Regional Office, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 312-353-8311/ CO: U.S. Commission on Civil Rights ST: Indiana IN: SU: PER


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