Thursday, February 27, 2014


The Cincinnati Human Relations Commission would like to cordially invite you to our second annual Cultural Tasting. The Cultural Tasting II will take place Wednesday March 5, 2014 from 11:00AM - 1:00PM in room 115 of City Hall located at 801 Plum St. Cincinnati, OH 45202. The “Cultural Tasting” will provide an opportunity for guests to engage with a variety of cultural organizations. CHRC will provide booths for participating organizations.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Pastor Peterson Mingo, CHRC Street Outreach Worker mentioned in Senator Rob Portman's Weekly Column

"Peterson Mingo grew up in Cincinnati as one of twenty-six children. He served his country in the Marines and has gone on to serve his community in many ways. In addition to his work at Christ Temple Baptist Church in Evanston, he is a stalwart volunteer. In 1993, Pastor Mingo started the Evanston Youth Athletic Association and continues to be a champion for bettering the lives of youth in the Cincinnati area.  Pastor Mingo is also a board member of the Coalition for a Drug Free Greater Cincinnati, a group I started to help prevent substance abuse from spreading throughout southwest Ohio. He continues to be an inspiration to me and many others."



Monday, February 24, 2014


Date:  February 24, 2014

MEDIA CONTACT:  Theresa Lockett at or by phone at 513.352.3237   

Cincinnati Human Relations Commission (CHRC) 2ND ANNUAL CULTURAL TASTING
Cincinnati, OH --- The Cincinnati Human Relations Commission (CHRC) cordially invites you to our “Second Annual Cultural Tasting”.  The Cultural Tasting will take place on Wednesday March 5, 2014 from 11:00AM – 1:00PM in Room 115 of City Hall located at 801 Plum St. Cincinnati, OH 45202. The “Cultural Tasting” will provide an opportunity for guests to engage with a variety of cultural organizations. CHRC will provide booths for participating organizations and will accept additional groups until March 3, 2014. Attendees will experience the wealth of ethnic diversity within our city and sample authentic food. If you have any questions or would like to register your organization please feel free to call the Community Outreach and Engagement Coordinator at 513.352.3265 or via email at    We look forward to seeing you there! 

Since 1943, the CHRC has been there during the most critical of times turning the community’s needs into action, connecting cultures and communities and ensuring that we are all living in communities where prejudice and discrimination can no longer hide. For more information regarding the CHRC, please call us at 513-352-3237 or visit our website at

Friday, February 21, 2014


Position: Street Outreach Worker
Position Status: Exempt (Full Time)
Date: February 21, 2014
Closing Date: March 10, 2014
Seeking motivated, self-starter capable of working with a team to provide community outreach, case-management and resource support to individuals that are a high-risk of being involved in gun violence.  
Job description
This position requires an individual who is knowledgeable about working with individuals who either currently or in the past have been involved with crime in the city. Because crime is not a scheduled activity, the individual hired in this position must be available to work days, evenings and weekends. Attention to detail is a must, and clear, concise writing skills are mandatory.
You will be required to work as a member of a team and across numerous agencies. Previous experience working in the justice system is a plus.
Position Requirements
·         Ability to engage individuals who are at high-risk for involvement in gun violence
·         Knowledge of and experience working with violence prone individuals.
·         Be on call 24 hours to response to homicide crisis involving gun violence or potential gun violence.
·         Effective verbal and written communication skills
·         Responsible for maintaining detail case notes of clients
·         Must have entry level computer skills  
Required Education and Qualifications
·         H.S. Diploma/GED
·         2 yrs. Experience in street outreach, case management, treatment services to violence prone individuals or education/occupational experience.
Please submit resume to:  Mr. Victor Velez, Program Manager
                                                By Mail: 19 W. Elder St., Cincinnati, OH 45202        

CHRC Congratulates Jaime Bryant, Keynote Speaker at Induction Ceremony

On Thursday, February 20, 2014, Jaime Bryant, CHRC Youth Services Coordinator, served as the keynote speaker at the Induction Ceremony for the Aiken High School Chapter of the National Honor Society.  She will speak on the subject of “Investing in Your Future.”  This opportunity was extended by Sandi Horine, Aiken School Counselor.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

CHRC THANKS Christ Church Cathedral for their Generous Contribution!

The Cincinnati Human Relations Commission would like to thank Christ Church Cathedral for their generous contribution to the agency’s Legacy Project that is documenting and preserving the profound history of CHRC.

One of the factors that determine the quality of life in a city is the quality of intergroup relations. In 1943 Cincinnati established the Mayor's Friendly Relations (MFRC) to begin to address intergroup tensions that had fractured civic life for more than a century. In 1965, MFRC was reorganized as the Cincinnati Human Relations Commission (CHRC).

Over the decades CHRC has become one of the premiere human rights organizations in the United States. It has played a key role in addressing civil disorder, police community relations, minority hiring, and school desegregation – not always in the lead role, but always there as a catalyst. When Appalachian migrants flooded inner city neighborhoods, living often in blighted conditions, CHRC helped them establish an advocacy organization. Similarly, CHRC served to help other groups such as people with disabilities to gain recognition for their grievances.

And with donations like these, the history of CHRC will not be lost. CHRC in partnership with Michael Maloney and his team are completing our archives, developing a computerized finding aid including all collections (UC, HUC, the Cincinnati Museum Library, and Tulane University) and writing and publishing a history of CHRC/MFRC from 1943-2013.

Thank you again Christ Church Cathedral!


Since 1943 the Cincinnati Human Relations Commission has strived to connect cultures and communities in the Greater Cincinnati area. Keeping in line with this purpose, Wednesday March 5th 2014 from 11-1pm we will be hosting the event below:
"Cultural Tasting"
Wednesday March 5, 2014
11:00 AM -1:00 PM
City Hall Room 115
801 Plum Street

Cincinnati, OH 45202
This event is designed to allow attendees to view and taste the wealth of diversity that exists within our city.
We are reaching out to our community partners in hopes that representatives of your organization would be  interested in setting up a table with cultural items and perhaps share a donated cultural food dish for approximately 50 attendees. 
This is an opportunity to promote your organization as well as educate others.
We hope you are interested in participating, and would appreciate if you could reply with a RSVP or regrets at your earliest convenience.
If you have any questions or concerns prior, please feel free to reach out to Christina Brown, Community Outreach and Engagement Coordinator at 513.352.3265.
Thank you, in advance, for your continued support with this request.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

CHRC Supports this Forum

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Cincinnati Human Relations Commission (CHRC) Congratulations Former Commissioner Board President, Robert Lee Harris!

Yesterday, Wednesday, February 12th, Councilwoman Yvette Simpson recognized the tireless efforts of former CHRC Board President, Robert Lee Harris, on behalf of people with disabilities; and expressing Council's sincere appreciation for his 50 years of commitment to being a zealous advocate for social change with both Cincinnati and Ohio communities and organizations. Congratulations Robert from all of us.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

CHRC Congratulates Board Commissioner Douglass McDonald!!!

Congratulations to The Cincinnati Human Relations Commission Board member Douglass McDonald (President & Chief Executive Officer Cincinnati Museum Center and the National Underground Railroad Center) on being named to Cincy Magazine's Power 100.

Thursday, February 06, 2014