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May 5, 2022 - ALJ Dunn receives Akron Bar Association Diversity Award

The Akron Bar Association presented Ohio Civil Rights Commission Administrative Law Judge Bradley S. S. Dunn with their annual Diversity Award at their recent law week celebration. The award is presented to an attorney who cultivates and promotes diversity, and who exhibits visionary and insightful leadership to confront and resolve inequities through strategic decision-making, allocation of resources, and establishment of priorities, and who creates new best practices that support diversity and inclusion goals, among other criteria.

April 25-26, 2022 - Executive Director Angela Phelps-White and Staff present at ODOT Civil Rights Symposium

The Ohio Department of Transportation hosted a two-day Civil Rights Symposium on April 25 and 26, featuring several Ohio Civil Rights Commission Staff. Executive Director Angela Phelps-White provided welcome remarks on the first morning of the symposium. General Counsel Christie Limbert and Administrative Law Judges Denise Johnson and Bradley S. S. Dunn presented on Implicit Bias, and Judge Johnson also presented at an “Ask the Attorney” workshop.

Photo of Executive Director Angela Phelps-White speaking at a podiumDecember 17, 2021 - OCRC Executive Director Presents Gala Keynote

Executive Director Angela Phelps-White presented the keynote address at the 11th Annual Membership Gala 2021: An Evening of Glitter and Jazz! Director Phelps-White spoke about the history of fair housing and housing access. 


July 15, 2021 - Mental Health and Wellbeing Theme of Youth Art Project

The Ohio Civil Rights Commission has gathered student artwork from the annual Martin Luther King Art, Essay, and Multimedia contest for a special collection titled “Mental Health Through the Eyes of Ohio’s Youth." To see the collection, click here.

May 20, 2021 - Executive Director in Sojourner Truth Commemoration 

Ohio Civil Rights Commission Executive Director Angela Phelps-White was featured in a Celebration of Sojourner Truth on the 170th anniversary of her famous speech at the Ohio Women's Convention in Akron. To see the video, click here.

January 12, 2021 - A Statement from the Executive Director

On January 18, 2021, the nation celebrated the work of the renowned civil rights activist, Martin Luther King, Jr. Born on January 15, 1929, Dr. King, a Baptist minister, became a pivotal influence in the Civil Rights Movement in the mid-1950s and 1960s. Dr. King awakened the Nation’s conscience about social injustice and inequality. To read more, click here.

October 8, 2020 - Hall of Fame Commemorative Video

The 2020 Ohio Civil Rights Hall of Fame induction ceremony had to be canceled due to the ongoing health crisis, but OCRC and sponsors partnered with the Ohio Channel and Governor Mike DeWine to create a video recognizing the long history and future of the Hall of Fame. Click here to view and share the video. 

Ohio 2020 Public Service Recognition Week LogoMay 3-9, 2020 - OCRC Celebrates Public Service Recognition Week

The week of May 3 marked the 2020 annual Public Service Recognition Week and the Ohio Civil Rights Commission celebrated the hard work of our staff all week. Click here for a website commemorating the occasion.

February 27, 2020 - OCRC Celebrates 2020 MLK Contest Winners

The Ohio Civil Rights Commission presented and honored the work of 18 extraordinary Ohio students at our 2020 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Art, Essay, and Multimedia Contest awards ceremony.  For more details and to see all the winning entries, click here.​