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On behalf of our Commissioners and staff, I welcome you to the Ohio Civil Rights Commission's website. Our informational video will help you understand the services offered by the OCRC. I invite you to contact us if we can be of assistance to you. - G. Michael Payton, Executive Director
The 2019 Ohio Civil Rights Hall of Fame Inductees Announced
The Ohio Civil Rights Commission is honored to announce the newest class of Civil Rights Hall of Fame inductees. Please join us for the induction ceremony on Thursday, October 10, 2019! Click here to RSVP.
July 29, 2019 - OCRC Turns 60!
Staff from OCRC's Central and Columbus Regional Offices celebrated the 60th Anniversary of the agency. The Ohio Civil Rights Act of 1959 was signed into law on July 29, 1959 by Governor Michael V. DiSalle. Here's to many more years of civil rights enforcement!
June 13, 2019 - OCRC Presentation for PLUS Prelaw Students
Akron Regional Director Bradley Dunn presented to the University of Akron's Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program. The program supports students with diverse backgrounds who are interested in law. For More information, click here.
May 17, 2019 - OCRC and Ohio Arts Council Present Third Annual Photo Exhibit
OCRC and the Ohio Arts Council again host a student photo exhibit in partnership with the Cleveland Print Shop and Manifest Drawing Center in Cincinnati. For more information, click here to see the Ohio Arts Council blog.
January 16, 2019 - OCRC Director of Regional Operations Darlene Sweeney-Newbern was interviewed for a segment on CNN's Tonight with Don Lemon. The segment discussed OCRC's Probable Cause finding against General Motors in Toledo. For more information and to see the segment, click here.