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On Tuesday, November 27 OCRC hosted a robust day of education and contemplation on the legacy of the Federal Fair Housing Act and the future of fair housing in the United States. Speakers included Stephen Menendian, Lisa Rice, Kyle Strickland, Jason Reece, Joe Maskovyak and OCRC's Darlene Sweeney-Newbern and Ronnell Tomlinson. Click here for video of the event.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Art, Essay and Multimedia Contest -
The Ohio Civil Rights Commission is excited to announce the submission period is open for our 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Art, Essay and Multimedia Contest! This year's theme is "The Journey is Not Complete." Entries must be received by December 21, 2018. For more information, click here.
On October 25, 2018, the Ohio Civil Rights Commission will hold a regular meeting at the University of Akron School of Law. The meeting will be held at 9:30am in the C. Blake McDowell Law Center, Brennan Moot Courtroom, Rm. 180. For directions, click here.
October 4, 2018 - OCRC and sponsors welcomed the 2018 Ohio Civil Rights Hall of Fame. This year, Dr. Errol Alexander, Dr. Joseph Carter Corbin, Speaker Jo Ann Davidson, Jim Obergefell, Renee Powell, and William Powell were inducted. The 2018 Civil Rights Hall of Fame ceremony also featured the new Community Spirit Award, presented to Larry and Donna James. For more information about this year's Ohio Civil Rights Hall of Fame, click here.
August 2018 - OCRC participated in the 2018 International Association of Official Human Rights Agencies (IAOHRA) Conference in Cincinnati. The conference featured discussions
on topics such as racism, human rights, and fair housing. OCRC participated as volunteers and presenters, including an opening welcome from OCRC Chair Lori Barreras and a fair housing panel presentation by Darlene Newbern, Director of Regional Operations.