Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Deadline Extended to Sunday, January 31st, 2016. Please join us to help others with hats, gloves and scarves for the winter months ahead. All donations will be distributed to area drop in centers.

Emancipation Day

We hope you can join us for WATCH NIGHT. Within the African American Church, Watch Night has served as a time for reflection and to recommit to combating the restraints of enslavement and racism. In partnership with the Rev. Dr. Fred Shuttlesworth’s Chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (NURFC), we invite you to join us this Friday as we commemorate the anniversary of this tradition that embodies courage, cooperation and perseverance.

Parking Advisory: Visit http://www.thebankspublicpartnership.com/parking for directions to the Central Riverfront Garage.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Help CHRC and donate outwear items this winter!

Please join us to help others with hats, gloves and scarves for the winter months ahead. All donations will be distributed to area drop in centers. 

Any questions, feel free to contact us at 513.352.3237.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

InFocus spotlights the museums at HUC-JIR (Part 2: AJA)

Dr. Gary P. Zola, Executive Director of The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives shares replicas of key collections with InFocus host Bill Bell.  The discussion covers the history of Jews and Jewish communities that span from a political, economic, social, cultural, and religious nature.

Watch the interview January 1 - January 15, 2016 on City of Cincinnati Livestream and Time Warner 23
during the InFocus schedule:

InFocus TV Schedule
Mondays - 5:30 am
Wednesdays - 6:30 am
Thursdays - 9:00 am & 3:30 pm
Fridays - 10:30 pm
Saturdays - 2:30 pm
Sundays - 10:30 am

InFocus spotlights the museums at HUC-JIR (Part I: Skirball Museum)

InFocus host Bill Bell gets an in depth overview of the history and heritage, exhibitions, key collections, and new developments at the Skirball Museum by Director Abby Schwartz.

InFocus TV Schedule
Mondays - 5:30 am
Wednesdays - 6:30 am
Thursdays - 9:00 am & 3:30 pm
Fridays - 10:30 pm
Saturdays - 2:30 pm
Sundays - 10:30 am

Dr. Adam Clark speaks about MLK on InFocus

Dr. Adam Clark of Xavier University discusses with InFocus host Khrys Styles about the importance of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for 20th century America.

Watch the interview January 16 - January 31, 2016 on City of Cincinnati Livestream and Time Warner Cable 23 during the InFocus air schedule.

InFocus Schedule
Mondays - 5:30 am
Wednesdays - 6:30 am
Thursdays - 9:00 am - 3:30 am
Fridays - 10:30 pm
Saturdays - 2:30 pm
Sundays - 10:30 am

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Happy Holidays from the CHRC Staff!

We have a lot to be thankful for. The staff of CHRC are together for our 2015 Holiday Luncheon. Happy Holidays from all of us! — at Maggiano's Little Italy Cincinnati.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Town Hall Discussion on Race Relations held Tuesday, November 10, 2015

In honor of human rights crusader Helen Suzman, CHRC participated in a town hall on race relations. Panelists discussed the historic connection between institutional racism, and modern events, and how to move beyond relationship building to equity. CHRC thanks Hebrew Union College and the Freedom Center for organizing this important exchange.

CHRC Community Outreach and Engagement Coordinator, Christina Brown, served on the panel.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Today, Thursday, December 10th, we celebrate "Human Rights Day"


Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Pastor Pete Mingo's new position listed in The Cincinnati Enquirer

The Cincinnati Enquirer has listed Pastor Mingo in his new position.

Congratulations Pastor Mingo!

2015 Man Power Conference, Wednesday, December 9th

Community Outreach Advocate (COA) Dorron Hunter, will be a speaker at the “2015 Man Power Conference” tomorrow, Wednesday, December 9th, 9am-12pm at Shroder High School.  This empowerment conference is for all sophomores and junior high young men.

The M.O.R.E. Program (Men Organized Respectful and Educated) is a Cincinnati Public School District wide initiative meant to reduce the dropout rate among African American males and increase their college preparedness. The purpose of the group is to address academics, college readiness, career awareness, social skill development, citizenship responsibilities, mentoring, health and wellness.

The focus of the conference is to highlight the importance of education and to show the impact it has on life choices.

"Human Rights Day" - Thursday, December 10, 2015

Theme: “Our Rights. Our Freedoms. Always." 

Fifty years on, many people are still unaware of the existence of the International Bill of Human Rights and many countries around the world still have much to do to build political institutions, judicial systems, and economies that allow ordinary people to live with dignity. The growth of hate speech against religious and racial minorities, the justification of rights violations in the name of combating terrorism, the clawing back of economic and social rights in the name of economic crises or security, and the failure to respect the right to privacy in the digital age, show the relevance of the two Covenants and the need to respect them.

To promote and raise awareness of the two Covenants on their 50th anniversary, the UN Human Rights Office is launching on Human Rights Day “Our Rights. Our Freedoms. Always." a year-long campaign to shine a light on the inalienable and inherent rights of global citizens -- now, and always.

“Our Rights. Our Freedoms. Always.” revolves around the timeless themes of rights and freedom and the relevance of the work that continues in securing and ensuring them. At its core, FREEDOM, underpins the International Bill of Human Rights – freedom from fear, freedom of speech, freedom of worship and freedom from want.

On Human Rights Day, we invite you to join in celebrating 50 years of freedom as embodied in the International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). These four freedoms are as relevant today as they were when the Covenants were adopted.

Our Rights. Our Freedoms. Always.

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Congratulations to Pastor "Pete" Mingo

The Cincinnati Human Relations Commission is proud to announce Pastor “Pete” Mingo as the new Program Manager for the Community Outreach Advocates.

The Community Outreach Advocates (COA’s) are part of the Cincinnati Initiative to Reduce Violence (CIRV). The initiative has been highlighted locally, nationally and internationally for its success and ingenuity. The COA’s are key on-the-ground workers. They are able to work in neighborhoods adversely experiencing high levels of violence alongside residents. Because of the life and personal experiences of each COA he or she is able to identify with the target population and therefore able to build a relationship of trust that can lead to changed life directions. The COA’s work to reduce gun-related violence among chronic violent offenders affiliated with street gang/groups through community engagement, violence interruption, CIRV message delivery & coaching and mentoring.

Please join us in congratulating Pastor “Pete” Mingo on his new role.