The Ohio Civil Rights Commission is seeking nominations to the Seventh Annual Ohio Civil Rights Hall of Fame. Community leaders, organizations, business leaders, local businesses, government officials and members of the public are encouraged to participate by nominating individuals who have served the State of Ohio as leaders in the furtherance of equality and the creation of a just society.
This program recognizes the significant contributions made by men and women who have dedicated their lives to advancing civil rights, eliminating barriers to equal opportunity and promoting cultural awareness in their communities. This year's honorees will be recognized at an official ceremony on October 15, 2015 at the Ohio Statehouse.
Please click here for the official nomination form. Nominations must be post-marked by July 3, 2015.
Questions? Call Johncie Kanney at 1-888-278-7101.
Darlene Newbern, Toledo Regional Office Director, receives the Fred L. Shuttlesworth award at the State of the State
This award is given to an individual who best epitomized Reverend Shuttlesworth's commitment to social justice, civil rights and broadening opportunities for all Americans. The award and recognition are intended to experss appreciation, to encourage continued efforts and to identify the recipient as an example for the many others who share the same goal. Ms. Newbern was presented the award at the 19th annual State-of-the-State Conference on March 19, 2015. She is pictured above with Chairman Hubert and Commissioners Barreras, Patmon and Roberts who honored her at the April 2nd Commission Meeting
Commissioner for the Ohio Civil Rights Commission and former Ohio Senator Tom Roberts was recently appointed to the Ohio Task Force on Community - Police Relations by Governor John Kasich
This Task Force was created to explore the cause of fractured relationships between communities and law enforcement, to examine strategies to strengthen trust between them in order to resolve the underlying causes of friction, and to provide Governor Kasich with a report with recommendations about best practices available to communities. To learn more about the Task Force or to view their recent meeting at Cleveland State University, please visit their website at www.ocjs.ohio.gov/otfcpr
We are pleased to announce our 2015 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Art, Writing and Multimedia Contest winners!
Please click on the names to view their winning entry
6th Grade - JJ Devlin, St. Patrick Catholic School (Bryan, Ohio)
7th Grade - Emma Morgenstern, West Side Montessori (Toledo, Ohio)
8th Grade - Newt Ziegler, Maumee Valley Country Day School (Toledo, Ohio)
9th Grade - Anna Norton, Magnificat High School (Rocky River, Ohio)
10th Grade - Meg Hopkins, Magnificat High School (Rocky River, Ohio)
11th Grade - Hannah Zang, Magnificat High School (Rocky River, Ohio)
12th Grade -Leah Amon Toney, Shaker High School (Shaker Heights, Ohio)
6th Grade - Hannah Hill, Springboro Intermediate School (Springboro, Ohio)
6th Grade - Julia Hahn, Springboro Intermediate School (Springboro, Ohio)
7th Grade - Mollie Gabriel, Logan Hocking Middle School (Logan, Ohio)
7th Grade - Jacob Thompson, Logan Hocking Middle School (Logan, Ohio)
8th Grade - Zaynab Lazreq, West Side Montessori (Toledo, Ohio)
10th Grade - Julia Kuhr, Lakota East High School (Liberty Twp., Ohio)
11th Grade - Rachel Immel, Dover High School (Dover, Ohio)
12th Grade - Karriann Gerchak, Garfield Heights High School (Garfield Heights, Ohio)
7th & 8th Grades: Miguel Cruz, Mykerra Dotson, Krys Riley-Richardson, Zoha Shaikh, Marley Fahmy, Todd Hall, Marzae' Harris, Damone Love & Caiden Rodgers , Streetsboro Middle School (Streetsboro, Ohio)
The Ohio Civil Rights Commission invites you to attend the 2015 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Art, Writing, & Multimedia Contest award ceremony. Students from across the State of Ohio will be recognized for their participation in the contest and winning entries will be displayed.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Rhodes State Office Tower
Lobby Hearing Room
30 East Broad St.
Columbus, OH 43215
For more information about the event, please call Johncie Kanney at 1-888-278-7101.
The Commission's Analysis of Senate Bill No. 349
Letter to Senator Seitz
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