Thursday, April 17, 2014

IN THE NEWS: Cincinnati SOUP article in Soapbox Cincinnati Magazine!

The Cincinnati Human Relations Commission hosted its first Cincinnati SOUP event last month and awarded $132 dollars to Elevate Walnut Hills, which is a coalition of individuals working to ensure engagement and knowledge throughout the community’s revitalization efforts.

SOUP is a model based on something done in Detroit, where individuals join together over a potluck dinner to bond and share ideas, which they then vote on and fund something they care about by combining small donations.

“We were interested in how this initiative that was started by four or five people became a citywide movement that’s literally led to the funding of dozens of projects,” says Christina Brown, CHRC’s community outreach and engagement coordinator. “It’s a way to find unique projects that individuals can literally pay for themselves within their communities.”

The CHRC plans to host SOUP events bi-monthly to give individuals opportunities to find ways to fuel creativity and make a real difference within the City of Cincinnati.

And the best part, according to Brown, is that anyone can get involved.

“It can be startup funding. If you want to start a dads and donuts club where you have dads come together and give donuts to kids, you don’t need a nonprofit for that, but they need money to purchase the donuts,” Brown says. “You don’t have to be affiliated with a 501c3. You can just be a concerned citizen.”


Thursday, April 10, 2014

MINORITY HEALTH MONTH EVENT - Friday, April 11 and Saturday, April 12

Come join us in celebrating April
"Minority Health Month"!


Nominations for The Merlin G. Pope, Jr. Diversity Leadership Award Deadline Fast Approaching !

Monday, April 07, 2014

CHRC'S Annual Dinner, Silent Auction & Awards Ceremony - Tickets are NOW available!!

 The Cincinnati Human Relations Commission (CHRC) is pleased to announce our Annual Dinner, Silent Auction & Awards Ceremony on Thursday, June 5, 2014 at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza. Our theme is "Celebrating Connecting Cultures & Communities." There will be a light reception and silent auction from 6:00-7:00PM followed by Dinner. This Year's keynote speaker will be Dr. Tonya Matthews, President and CEO of the Michigan Science Center. The Bishop Herbert Thompson, Merlin D. Pope, Jr. Diversity Leadership, Youth Services and Champions for Connecting Cultures & Communities awards will be presented as well. Tickets are on sale now! Sponsorship opportunities can be found at   We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

"America's Gun Culture Exhibit" --- CHRC continues to be steadfast and dedicated in connecting cultures and communities

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New Exhibit Opening

"America's Gun Culture"
Opening Presentation by Ron Rollins;
Senior Editor, Dayton Daily News 

Saturday, April 5, 2 PM
Dayton International Peace Museum

Ron Rollins, Senior Editor at the
Dayton Daily News,
will introduce the Peace Museum's new exhibit, "America's Gun Culture" on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. 

Mr. Rollins will share his perspective on how the media should provide a credible and honest examination of the influence of guns in our society.

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A new exhibit, "America's Gun Culture," will open on April 5, 2014 at 2:00 PM at The Dayton International Peace Museum.

Ron Rollins, Senior Editor at the Dayton Daily News,
will introduce the exhibit with a presentation at 2:00 PM in the Museum's Holbrooke Peace Hall.     

With an estimated 300 million firearms in circulation, many argue that the nation is inundated with weapons and fear the human toll they've taken is too high.  Over 30,000 people die each year from a gun-related injury.  At the same time, guns are enjoyed by tens of thousands of Americans for sport, and many more rely on them for self-defense.
 The history of guns, statistics about US and international gun deaths, an overview of legal issues, and data about gun violence will be part of the exhibit. On a lighter note, displays will include a selection of gun quotes, "bumper sticker" sayings, editorial cartoons, posters, comic strips and other gun- related activities.

The Peace Museum's Exhibits Committee is looking for a well-organized volunteer to help develop a new outreach program. Many months of work are devoted to researching and producing each of the exhibitions that is displayed at the Peace Museum and we want to share these displays with a wider audience, such as at libraries, churches, schools, community centers, etc. If you are interested in working on this project, please contact Chris Saunders, DIPM Exhibits Coordinator, at 937/435-3550 or

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