Thursday, April 26, 2012

CHRC Welcomes New Board Members

The Cincinnati Human Relations Commission (CHRC) recently appointed new members to its Board of Commissioners. New members include Nick Shaver of Mayor Mark Mallory’s Young Professional Kitchen Cabinet, Donny Young of the Green Day Group, Reverend Canon Joanna Chin Leiserson of Christ Church Cathedral, Norm Solomon of Catholic Charities of SouthWestern Ohio, Charles Davis, Jr. of CincinnatiPublic Schools, Tiffani Ray of USBank, Hengameh Nassef of Cincinnati Neurological & Spine Institute, and Aleshia Politsky Fessel, a HamiltonCounty Public Defender.

The members, appointed by Mayor Mark Mallory, come from various sectors of the Greater Cincinnati community and offer a wide array of knowledge that will enhance the work of CHRC. Each will serve a three year commitment.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Cincinnati welcomes the 2012 World Choir Games

What is the World Choir Games?

It’s the Olympics of choral music – the largest international choral competition in the world held every two years. Previous games have been in Austria, China, Germany and South Korea. This will be the 7th World Choir Games, and it’s being held in the United States for the first time July 4-14 in Cincinnati USA. The Games are the signature event of INTERKULTUR, Germany-based organization that produces choral events all over the world.

Where will it be held?
Competition venues are in a walk-able grid in downtown Cincinnati USA and include the Aronoff Center for the Arts, Christ Church Cathedral, Cincinnati Masonic Center, Music Hall and the School for the Creative and Performing Arts. Opening and Closing Ceremonies and Awards Ceremonies will be in U.S. Bank Arena. There will be Celebration Concerts in some of the above-mentioned venues, as well as the Cathedral Basilica in Covington. The Duke Energy Convention Center will be home to the choir cafeteria and lounge, the headquarters of the Cincinnati Organizing Committee and International Organizing Committee and a merchandise superstore.

Who is coming?
More than 360 choirs from 48 countries have registered to participate. There are roughly 80 regional choirs, and choirs representing 25 U.S. states.

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Sunday, April 22, 2012

CHRC Will Host Annual Meeting on May 10th, 2012

CHRC Annual Meeting - May 10th at 6:00PM

The Cincinnati Human Relations Commission (CHRC) will host its annual meeting on Thursday, May 10 at the Hilton Netherland Plaza Hotel Pavilion Caprice. Dinner will begin at 6:00 pm with an awards and recognition program to follow.
For reservations, call 352-3237. General reservations are $75/person. VIP reservations are $125/person.

CHRC will be honoring the Champions for Connecting Cultures and Communities nominees: Rabbi Abie Ingber of the Office of Interfaith Community Management at Xavier University, John Prout of TriHealth, Patricia Smitson of Thompson Hine LLP, and Kathy Wade, an international entertainer, producer and community activist. CHRC will also honor the Bishop Herbert Thompson, Jr. Distinguished Humanitarian nominee, Deborah Allsop of Families Forward. Finally, CHRC will honor J. Phillip Holloman of Cintas Corporation and Clarence Pauley III of University Hospital with the Merlin G. Pope, Jr. Leadership Diversity Award.

Applications for The Summer Youth Employment Program

2010 Summer Youth Employment Program
Applications are still being accepted for the Summer Youth Employment Program. Applications may be picked up at the Sickle Cell Awareness Building at 3770 Reading Road or at the Urban League of Greater Cincinnati on 3458 Reading Road.
Program requirements: Must be between the ages of 14 and 18, a resident within the city limits, available to work 15 hours a week, and meet the income guidelines.
Questions may be directed Juanita Bohannon at 352-2498 or Mahalia Carter at 352-3237. For more information click here.