SAVE-THE-DATE: The Cincinnati Human Relations Commission (CHRC) “Inaugural Oratorical Contest” will be held on Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 10:00 am – 12:00 NOON in City Hall Council Chambers. This contest is for Greater Cincinnati youth, ages 12-18. Theme – “How My Generation Relates to the World.” Registration is open from Monday, September 1- Friday, September 19, 2014. Prizes will be awarded to winners. 

For more information, please contact Jaime Bryant, Youth Services Coordinator: jaime.bryant@cincinnati-oh.gov   or   at 513-352-3237. Registration form can also be completed and submitted online at our website:  www.chrc.us   or mail to:  CHRC,  Attention: Jaime Bryant,  801 Plum Street,  Suite 158,  Cincinnati, OH 45202  

August 29th, 2014

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Neighborhoods throughout Cincinnati and Hamilton
County are changing.
Teens and adults are invited to join in an honest, respectful exchange
spotlighting practices that unite residents – of all races, religions, ages,
abilities, socio-economic levels, housing situations, marital statuses, etc. – in fostering stronger communities.
This program is FREE and Open to the Public.
Please come
and share your experiences, feelings and insights. Light supper provided;
reservations requested to myra.calder@homecincy.org  CHRC’s Community Outreach Engagement Coordinator,
Christina Brown, serves on the HOME Committee presenting this roundtable
dialogue.

August 29th, 2014

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The Cincinnati Human Relations
Commission, CHRC, Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation, WHRF, and the Civic
Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati partnered for an inaugural Youth Garden
Apprenticeship.  The youth were selected from the CHRC’s worksite for the
City of Cincinnati’s
2014 Youth to Work Program.  The Civic Garden
Center paired CHRC youth
to a WHRF community garden that needed a significant amount of aesthetic
attention.  

Under the supervision of Jaime
Bryant, CHRC worksite supervisor and CHRC Youth Services Coordinator, the youth
apprentices worked at the Concord
Street Community
Garden in Walnut Hills
for seven weeks.  During that time, plenty of shrubs, stumps, weeds and
vines were pulled, even discharged bullets.  The youth were developing
relationships with the neighbors by sharing stories, giving advice about
gardening and helping improve the curb appeal in that area.  Slowly, but
surely, a new look was given to the garden, that at one point, was almost
unnoticeable.  Now, the Concord
Street garden is flourishing with
strategically-placed bee hives, healthy and plentiful garden beds, and more
neighborhood support.  

The youth took away a large sense
of accomplishment, basic gardening skills, pride in their work, and an
appreciation for giving back to the community.  Despite some of the
extremely hot days, most of the youth had perfect attendance and had the desire
to attend work.  All of them enjoyed this experience, and they want to
start community gardens in their own neighborhoods.

If you click on this link,
you can see some of the work from our Youth 2 Work Program employees: https://www.facebook.com/WalnutHillsRF

August 28th, 2014

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Looking for something fun to do this Labor Day
weekend? Check out the “2014 Nativity Fall Fest” Friday, August 29 – Sunday,
August 31 at the 
Nativity Parish • 5935 Pandora Ave • Cincinnati , Ohio. The Cincinnati Human Relations Commission’s
Community Relations Monitors (CRM) will be there ensuring that attendees have a
safe and fun time!
 

To learn more about the festival, check out http://www.nativity-cincinnati.org/ and to
learn more about the CRMs and how they can assist
with your next event, visit www.chrc.us   Have a great holiday weekend
!

August 28th, 2014

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Cincinnati Human Relations Commission’s Community Outreach Advocates (COA) will be participating in this community event. Please come by our booth and learn more about what the COA’s are doing in the community and what assistance they can offer to help someone “turn their life around.” For questions please contact COA Aaron Pullins at (513) 721-0595.

August 25th, 2014

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In light of the St. Louis incident (along with other
incidents involving minority communities and the police), under the leadership
of Dr. Merelyn Bates-Mimms and Dianne Ebbs, Christ Church Cathedral is gathering
faith leaders and others on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 from 9:00 am – 10:30
a.m.

Join this gathering of faith and community leaders to have an open forum to
develop a seminar on “Knowing Your Rights” and to garner community
buy-in.

We recognize that the Cincinnati Police Department has made significant strides
since the unfortunate incidents in the 2000s. However, the battle over systemic
racism has not been won yet. In light of emerging realities, we feel that we
need to have an open and frank discussion on “fears.” The potential
seminar will fall along the lines of a seminar developed by Shiloh Baptist
Church in Washington, DC.
In light of this, can we have your presence and support for at least the
initial part (organizational meeting?) Secondly, if you will support this
endeavor, can you spread the word?

Cincinnati
Human Relations Commission (CHRC) will be participating in this open forum dialogue.
We ALL need to reflect and think more critically about this issue. Everyone
working together will help our community to overcome prejudice and
discrimination, build mutual respect and understanding, and become more
harmonious and cohesive.
Christ
Church Cathedral
318 East Fourth Street, Cincinnati, OH

Wednesday, August 27
9:00 am – 10:30 am


RSVP
:
Crystal Jones cjones@cccath.org by August 25, 2014

For more information: 513-621-1817
WWW.CHRISTCHURCHCINCINNATI.ORG

August 25th, 2014

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TWO FORMER BOARD MEMBERS
MRS. LOUISE SPIEGEL

The Cincinnati Human Relations Commission is proud to
announce that two former Board members, Judge S. Arthur Spiegel & Mrs.
Louise Spiegel will be inducted into the Ohio Civil Rights Commission Hall of
Fame on Thursday, October 2nd, 2014.
Judge S. Arthur Spiegel
        Judge
Spiegel received a BA from UC in 1942 & then enrolled in the Platoon
Leaders Program of the U.S. Marine Corps on March 13, 1942,  & was
called to active duty on July 18, 1942. Ten weeks later, he was commissioned a
Second Lieutenant and went overseas in January, 1943, joining A Battery, 11th
Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, in Australia. He fought in New    Guinea; Cape Gloucester,
New Britian; Peleliu; & Okinawa, and
arrived home on leave in July, 1945.  His orders were changed following
the atomic bombing on  Japan
& he was reassigned to the Marine Guard Company at the Brig of the
Philadelphia Navy Yard. He went on inactive duty in December, 1945, starting
law school at Harvard
Law School
in February, 1946. He obtained his LL.B. from Harvard Law
School in 1948
(postgraduate UC 1949).
        After
graduating from Law
School, he worked at
several prestigious law firms. On April 5, 1980, he was appointed as a United
States District Judge for the Southern District of Ohio, by President Jimmy
Carter, confirmed on May 20, 1980 and entered on duty on June 5, 1980.  On
June 5, 1995, he took Senior Status. He continues his service on the
Court.
        Judge
Spiegel is a member of the American, Ohio,
Cincinnati & Federal Bar Associations.  He was a lecturer on labor
law, debtor/creditor rights, and appellate advocacy at the UC College of Law
from 1970 through 1975; Delegate, Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference from 1967
through 1970; Life Member, Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference from 1971 to the
present; District Judge Representative for the Sixth Circuit, US Judicial
Conference 1996 and 1997; Awarded an Honorary Degree, Doctor of Humane
Letters by Hebrew Union College, Jewish Institute of Religion, 1996; Distinguished
Alumni Award, College of Arts & Sciences, UC, 1997; Award of Recognition,
Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati, 1995; The Distinguished Service
Citation of the National Conference for Community & Justice
for Outstanding Contribution to the Improvement of Inter-Group Relations
in Cincinnati, 2001; the Beacon of Light Humanitarian Award, Lighthouse  Youth  Services,
 2004;  Honorary  Jurist  Doctorate
 from  The  Salmon
 P. Chase College  of  Law,
 NKU,  2005;  A
 2006  Trial  Judge
 of  the  Year,  presented by  the  Hamilton County Trial  Lawyers  Association;  and  the
 Cincinnati  Human  Relations  Commission’s Bishop Herbert Thompson Award in
2013.
        He has served on numerous
Boards of Trustees in the community, including, the Mayors Friendly
Relations Committee
from 1961 to 1965; Cincinnati Human Relations
Commission
, 1967 to 1973, serving as its first Chairman, 1965 to 1967. In
recent years, Judge Spiegel has served on the Roundtable of the Black Lawyers
Association of Cincinnati & Cincinnati Bar Association, whose function is
to broaden the opportunities in the legal profession for minorities. He
regularly meets with local high schools students regarding the role of the
courts in our society, as well as conducting naturalization ceremonies in the
local schools. He has also written articles on matters of general public
interest concerning constitutional governance.
Mrs.
Louise Spiegel
        Mrs.
Louise W. Spiegel has been active in the community for many years. When asked
about her community interests she said “My interests center on
applied   research with a strong concentration on the study of
governance of urban systems. I try to understand the dynamics that influence
urban social policy within a context that supports sustainability of
cities.” These interests originated as a student at   Bennington College (1942-45) in course work and the
Division of Metropolitan Studies, UC (1972-83).
        Mrs.
Spiegel’s has been a member, trustee and/or founder of the
Civic Confederation, Civic Forum (Affiliated with UC Law College),
Cincinnati Youth Collaborative, Race Relations Council and the Bronson
Settlement (Federal Court Jurisdiction). Her current affiliations include the Cincinnati
Human Relations Commission
board (ex – officio), Citizens for Civic
renewal, Cincinnatus Association, COMPASS project (Regional Planning
Commission), Woman’s Civic Club, Urban Appalachian Council, Community Shares of
Greater Cincinnati, Applied Information Resources, Public Allies Inc., Mohawk
Development Corporation and IMPACT-OTR.
        She
has been a recipient of numerous awards: APPLAUSE Magazine,  IMAGEMAKER;
Urban Appalachian Council; Seven Hills Schools; Urban League Heritage
Award, Glorifying the Lions; Cincinnatus, Citizen crusader; United Way;
Talbert House, Public Service; Ohio Civil Rights Commission; Applied
Information, Resources; Cincinnati Human Relations Commission, Ethelrie Harper
Award; Lighthouse Youth Services, Humanitarian Award; Cincinnati Bell, Building
Bridges; City of Cincinnati: Mayor’s Proclamation and Key to the City; and
Cincinnati Human Relations Commission, Bishop Herbert Thompson Award.
        In
her spare time, Mrs. Spiegel continues to concentrate on leadership and program
development and is the editor of Urban Resources Review, a monthly digest of
opinion.
Please join us in congratulating Judge S. Arthur & Louise Spiegel.

August 19th, 2014

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Grand
opening of the Cincinnati Reds Urban Youth Academy
this Friday, August 22, 11:00 AM at Roselawn
Park, 2026 E. Seymour Avenue. Evening
celebration will take place at 6:00 PM to include fireworks, food and games. Parking
will be at the Cincinnati
Gardens with shuttle
service provided.

The Reds Urban Youth Academy (RUYA) is an
urban baseball and softball training academy established and operated by the
Reds Community Fund. The academy was opened in 2009 and provides free,
year-round baseball and softball instruction to youth ages 8-18.

Event
is free and open to the public.

August 19th, 2014

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Thanks, Cincinnati Human Relations Commission,
Board Members, Community Outreach Advocates and Development Disabilities Services
employees and friends on marching in the 2014 Black Family Reunion Parade this
past Saturday, August 16th!     

August 18th, 2014

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SAVE-THE-DATE:  The Cincinnati Human Relations Commission (CHRC) “Inaugural Oratorical Contest” will be held on Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 10:00 am-12:00 pm in City Hall Council Chambers.  This contest is for Greater Cincinnati youth, ages 12-18.  Theme – “How My Generation Relates to the World.”  Registration is open from Monday, September 1- Friday, September 19, 2014.  Prizes will be awarded to winners.  For more information, please contact Jaime Bryant, Youth Services Coordinator, at jaime.bryant@cincinnati-oh.gov or at 513-352-3237.

August 18th, 2014

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