Thursday, January 31, 2013

CHRC is teaming up with the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Wednesday, January 30, 2013


You are Cordially Invited to Attend
The Cincinnati Human Relations Commission’s 5th Annual


A Free & Public Hearing for Hamilton County Youth (ages 12-19)

Each student will get up to 3 minutes to voice responses to the discussion topic.  Then, adults give useful feedback.  Together, we will create solutions & follow-ups.

Discussion Topic:
“How Your Environment Affects the Quality of Your Education”

Thursday, March 21, 2013
City Hall Council Chambers
801 Plum Street, 3rd Floor/ Cincinnati, OH 45202
Please RSVP yourself or your group by March 1, 2013

Contact Person: Jaime Bryant, Youth Services Coordinator
Phone: (513) 352-3249

*Street Parking is Free After 6:00pm*

Join us for a night of open discussion with youth.  See you there!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

WWII Liberator to Speaker at the Freedom Center

As we reflect on the legacy of Dr. King, I am pleased to share that The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education will host an evening with World War II liberator and civil rights activist, Dr. Leon Bass on Tuesday, February 26, 6:00 p.m. at The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. Dr. Bass will discuss his experience as a liberator and his dedication to fighting racism and prejudice, wherever it exists.
At age nineteen, Dr. Bass help to liberated Buchenwald concentration camp. He saw the horrors of the Holocaust while also serving in a segregated military. After the war, Bass went on to receive his doctorate from Temple University and taught for many years in the Philadelphia school district. He has presented his story to audiences throughout the United States and across the world. To learn more about Dr. Bass, please visit

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The CIRV Outreach Team Partnering with Fernside Grief Center

Reaching Out to Grieving Children & Families

Grief Outreach Training


Cincinnati Human Relations Commission
Staff & Street Outreach Teams

February 18, 2013
9:00 – 11:30AM

4360 Cooper Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45242

PFLAG on In-Focus

Link to watch the PFLAG Interview-

PFLAG Cincinnati is a local chapter of the national organization called PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians & Gays), the nation’s largest family-based group of its kind. PFLAG began in 1972, when a courageous mother marched with her gay son in New York City’s gay pride parade. Her single voice—calling on society to treat all of its citizens equally and with dignity—sparked a national movement. Since then, tens of thousands of ordinary Americans have joined forces as PFLAG. With its unique family voice and grassroots network, PFLAG is creating a safe and just world in ways nobody else can. On the national level and in more than 500 communities across America, we support one another, educate the public and advocate for equality. Just as one mother spoke out in 1972, we speak out today—united in our belief that love is stronger than fear, and that all our children are EQUAL.

Mission Statement
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons, their families and friends through
• support, to cope with an adverse society,
• education, to enlighten an ill-informed public, and
• advocacy, to end discrimination and secure civil rights.

For more information on PFLAG visit their website at

Friday, January 18, 2013


Night-at-the-Mic is a public youth forum for CIncinnati and Hamilton County 7th-12th graders to dialougue with community and city leaders about issues they feel are happeneing in their communities. This years discussion topic is "How my Environment Affects the Quality of my Education." This event will be a platform for youth to have a voice about the quality of their education, how it can improve, and the resources in the community that can help them overcome barriers. 

Night-at-the-Mic will take place during CHRC's Human Relation month on March 21, 2013 from 6:00- 8:00 pm in the City Hall Council Chambers. (801 Plum St. 3rd Floor Cincinnati, OH 45202) Please contact Jaime Bryant, Youth Services Coordinator, at 513-352-3249 for more infromation. 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Youth Achievement Awards

The 7th Annual Youth Achievement Awards honors Hamilton County youth in the Cincinnati area (ages 12-19) who embody the Cincinnati Human Relations Commission's (CHRC) mission and vision. The individuals most demonstrate outstanding personal acts of service to the community, and/or show proven leadership at school, comunity-based organizations or youth empowerment groups.

The selected youth will receive 3 free tickets to CHRC's Annual Luncheon, where they will be honored for all there dedication to there community.  The selected youth will receive a plaque and positive exposure. The deadline for nominations are March 8, 2013 at 4:00 pm, EST. 

If you know someone who you feel deserves to be recognized in your community, go to and nominate them for the Youth Achievement Award.

Greater Cincinnati Chinese Chamber of Commerce on In-Focus

We would like to thank the Chinese Chamber of Commerce for being on In-Focus on Citicable. The interview for Shau Zavon, Executive Director, and Jerin Zhai, Administrative Manager, will be aired on In-Focus from February 1st- 15th.

About the Greater Cincinnati Chinese Chamber of Commerce-

The Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce provides a bridge between the business communities of Greater China and Greater Cincinnati through education, the promotion of business oppurtunities and the facilitation of business dialogue.

As the economic between China and the U.S. progresses, GCCCC will use its resources in talent, information, and networking to become a go-to organization in the Greater Cincinnati area. It is our goal to utilize our preferential relationships and close connection in the U.S. and China to increase our members' accessibility for investment and economic development.

The mission of the GCCCC is to create and stimulate opportunities, provide benefits, and foster cooperation amongst members, businesses, and government agencies. The GCCCC accomplishes this by assisting and inspiring its members to grow the regional economy and community through a unity of vision. The GCCCC pursues its mission by providing its members with business opportunities and supporting their efforts in successful business development.
Objectives are as follows-

  • To play an appropriate role in the american mainstream society and promote economic development by monitoring and participating in relevant local, state and national legislation. 
  • To create opportunities and to foster cooperation and business development amongst members, business and government agencies. 
  • To promote U.S.- China trade cooperation  

For more information about the Greater Cincinnati Chinese Chamber of Commerce visit-

Friday, January 11, 2013

Guru Nanak Society

Guru Nanak Society4394/96 Tylersville Road, Hamilton, OH – 45011
Phone: 513-860-0589
ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕਾਖ਼ਾਲਸਾ                                                                   ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕੀਫ਼ਤਹਿ

Gurpyari Sadh Sangat Ji, WaheGuru Ji Ka Khalsa, WaheGuru Ji Ki Fateh
Since there will not be an Akhand Path this week, the program for this Sunday, January 13 will be as follows:

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM: Youth Kirtan
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM: Main Diwan
12:30 PM - Anand Sahib, Ardass, Hukamnama followed by Langar
In addition there will be Asaji Di Vaar this week from 9:30 to 10:30 AM.
Langar  Seva is by Charanjit Singh Randhawa & Parwar.

 The above schedule has been adapted for a trial period base on Sangat input and will be further refined based on the feedback that we receive from the Sangat. 
 We humbly request Sangat's cooperation and full attendance to support the new schedule, especially during the Main Diwan

We look forward to seeing all.

WaheGuru Ji Ka Khalsa, WaheGuru Ji Ki Fateh
Sewadar Committe, Guru Nanak Society, Cincinnati, OH

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

MLK Jr. Day Interviews

The Martin Luther King Coalition is getting ready to host there annual MLK Jr. Day event on Monday, January 21st. Edith Thrower, Coalition President and Verneida Britton, Coalition member, will be featured on "Issues with Jan Michele Lemon-Kearney". 

Listed below is the information on when the MLK Coalition interview will air...

  • Channel 5- Sunday at 4:30 AM
  • Channel 4- Sunday at 6:30 PM & Thursday at 10:30 AM
  • Channel 24 - Friday at 12:30 PM

Sunday Radio Showings- 
  • WRRM 98- 6:30 AM 
  • WGRR- 6 AM
  • WFTK- 6 AM 
  • WNNF- 6 AM 
  • WOFX- 6 AM 
  • WDJO 1480- 8 AM 
Link to "Issues" on Channel 5-

Upcoming In-focus Shows

February 1st-15th 
Greater Cincinnati Chinese Chamber of Commerce-
Guest: Shau Zavon, Executive Director/President 

February 16th-28th 
Activities Beyond the Classroom-
Guest: Brian Leshner, Executive Director 

March Shows- 
The Cincinnati Fire Museum
The Indian American Chamber of Commerce

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

CHRC Annual Luncheon

CHRC's Annual Luncheon & Award Ceremony
Tuesday May 7th, 2013
More details to come. 

Human Trafficking Public Forum

Beth Sullebarger
Vice President for Programs
Woman’s City Club


The Woman’s City Club invites the public to an educational forum on human trafficking, a form of modern day slavery that occurs globally-- overseas, in North America, and here in Cincinnati.   Erin Meyer, manager of the End Slavery Coalition Cincinnati, and Pamela Matson, FBI Special Agent, will address what the coalition is doing to mobilize community response, organize victim services, implement best practices, train law enforcement, and enact legislation and policy.  They will also train the audience on how to recognize and report incidents of human trafficking in our area.

The forum takes place Tuesday, January 15, 2013, from 7 to 9 PM, at First Unitarian Church, 536 Linton Street, Cincinnati 45219

The program includes ample time for audience questions and comments.

The Woman’s City Club, a civic organization founded in 1915, works to secure a more just and livable community for all.  WCC programs educate, encourage, and equip citizens to play an active role in civic affairs. Promoting diversity and inclusiveness, WCC collaborates with other community organizations toward shared goals.


Monday, January 07, 2013

MLK Jr. Day

Check out our Executive Director, Dr. Ericka King-Betts, and our Community Outreach and Engagement Coordinator, Christina Brown, talking about the Cincinnati Human Relations Commission's involvement with the MLK Coalition and MLK Jr. Day.

Friday, January 04, 2013

Emancipation Proclamation

150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and
 Night Watch Tradition of the American Black Church

Cincinnati, OH—On January 1, 2013, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Southern Christian Leadership Conference and Interdenominational Ministers’ Alliance will co-sponsor a historic celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation ProclamationThe event that includes music, speakers and awards presentations, will be held at the Freedom Center, at 50 E. Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH  45202, at 11:00 a.m. on New Year’s Day. Clergy are invited to be a part of the program’s processional at 10:45 a.m., wearing the vestments of their choice.  Singers and choir members are welcome to participate in the mass choir and asked to wear black and white and arrive no later than 10:15 a.m.  Following the event, program participants are welcome to stay for a free tour of the museum.  Mr. Carl Westmoreland, the event speaker and noted historian and educator, wrote of Watch Night and the Emancipation Proclamation: 

“Watch Night would become a unique creation, a product of Africans in America, who were responding to the announcement President Abraham Lincoln made to Congress after the 1862 battle at Antietam, Maryland, that he would emancipate enslaved people from the states that were in rebellion to the United States, on January 1863. The Black church became the theological channel through which 250 years of hoped for deliverance would be dressed in the worship style unique to Africans in America.  The Black church in the North, the slave streets on the plantations of the South, the Parade Ground of the first South Carolina African troop at Beaufort, South Carolina, became places where Blacks celebrated their emancipation.  It was in the Black church where the watching, the praying, the waiting for midnight took on its own style that continues to today… and is reflected in song and prayer across America:

“Watchman from the East, what time is it?”
“It is 3 minutes to Midnight, and all is well.”
“Watchman from the West, what time is it?”
“It is 2 minutes to Midnight and all is well.”
“Watchman to the South, what time is it?”
“It is 1 minute to Midnight, and all is well.”
“Watchman to the North, what time is it?”
“It’s Midnight, It’s Midnight.”

This event is free and open to the public, and parking is free all day in downtown Cincinnati.  For more information, please contact Edith Thrower, at (513) 382-4306 or, or Pastor Lesley Jones, at (513) 628-7515 or sr.pastor@truth

The History of the Cincinnati Human Relations Commission

The link below is the "Guide to 20th Century African American Resources" at the Cincinnati History Library Archives. Looking into our history helps to define who we are as an organization, and to remember the main goal that our founders set many years ago. For the full background story on the Cincinnati Human Relations Commission, read the story link below.