49 Lights: Cincinnati Remembers was a success thanks to the amazing
panelists, Amy Schlag, Director of the UC LGBTQ Center, Steve
Newsome, Human Rights Campaign Cincinnati, Karen Dabdoub Council
on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)and Lourdes Riviera League of United
Latin American Citizens (LULAC). The event was inspirational and another
powerful collaboration between the Cincinnati Human Relations Commission
and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.
Thank you to those who
shared the event, attended, asked questions, and committed to working outside
of forums to honor the lives of those lost, and work towards a society where
these tragedies are no longer a reality. 
Keep in touch to learn
more about what is to come. 

July 29th, 2016

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Christina Brown, CHRC, Community Outreach & Engagement Coordinator and Dr. Michael Battle, Executive Vice President/Provost, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center discussed 49 Lights: Cincinnati Remembers with Jade West, Radio-One. The interview aired Sunday, July 24 on the Community Connections Program.

July 28th, 2016

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This morning on
Fox19News, Christina Brown, CHRC, Community Outreach & Engagement
Coordinator and Jesse Kramer, Creative Director, National Underground
Railroad Freedom
Center discussed today’s
49 Lights: Cincinnati Remembers event. Program begins at 4:00pm with a community
vigil and a panel discussion to honor the 49 victims of the Pulse Nightclub
tragedy.

July 28th, 2016

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This morning on
Fox19News, Christina Brown, CHRC, Community Outreach & Engagement
Coordinator and Jesse Kramer, Creative Director, National Underground
Railroad Freedom
Center discussed today’s
49 Lights: Cincinnati Remembers event. Program begins at 4:00pm with a community
vigil and a panel discussion to honor the 49 victims of the Pulse Nightclub
tragedy.

July 28th, 2016

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CHRC’s Senior Program Manager, Althea Barnett was interviewed for the 49 Lights: Cincinnati Remembers event to be held today at 4:00pm at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. This community vigil and panel discussion is free and open to the public.

July 28th, 2016

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It was a violent weekend in Cincinnati. Members of the Cincinnati Human Relations Commission Community Outreach Advocates were in Millvale over the weekend, talking with residents and passing out flyers with resources for finding jobs, counseling and support.
So far for 2016, there have been 240 shootings in Cincinnati, which is down from 260 at the same time in 2015. There have also been 39 homicides, which is also down from 45 in the area at the same time the previous year.

July 26th, 2016

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This morning, staff attended the Child Poverty Collaborative: A Conversation with Scott Spencer. Mr. Spencer’s report “A Shared Sentence: the devastating toll of parental incarceration on kids, families and communities” provides a snapshot of mass incarceration’s role in child poverty.
According to the Ohio Justice and Policy Center, Ohio has the 7th largest prison population in the nation! In Ohio, Blacks comprise 12% of the population but make up 40+% of the prison population. Individuals who are black and brown continue to be disproportionately represented in our prison system.
Additionally, 1 in 6 Ohioans (1.92 million) have a criminal conviction for a felony or misdemeanor. These criminal backgrounds, in many cases, are having significant impacts on an individual securing and maintaining employment, their and their family’s well-being, the community & our world.
The report also provided several recommendations: (1) Ensure children are supported while parents are incarcerated and after they return; (2) Connect parents who have returned to the community with pathways to employment; (3) Strengthen communities, particularly those disproportionately affected by incarceration and reentry, to promote family stability and opportunity.
If we’re going to have an impact & reduce childhood poverty, it will require all of us working together to impact multiple systems.

July 25th, 2016

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The Identity and Violence Course is an online opportunity to discuss identity and violence (both using a guided course to assist).
A community discussion with the material this provides will take place on Monday, August 8th, 6-8pm at the Corryville Branch Library Meeting Room, 2802 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45219. Limited parking in the back
This course is Free and open to the public. If interested, please email Christina Brown at chrc@cincinnati-oh.gov or call our office, 513.352-3237. 

July 20th, 2016

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NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release: Tuesday, July
19, 2016

MEDIA CONTACT: CHRC Executive Director Ericka
King-Betts, PhD at chrc@cincinnati-oh.gov
or by phone at 513.352.3237
10th Annual
Peace Bowl Classic
Cincinnati, OH – The Fred Shuttlesworth Chapter of the Southern
Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and the Cincinnati Human Relations
Commission will host the “10th Annual Peace Bowl Classicon Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31,
9:00am (EST) at the University
of Cincinnati Sheakley Athletic Center.
  
The cost is $5. Proceeds from this
event pay league fees and buy football equipment for youth who otherwise would
not be able to participate.
Community Outreach Advocate Program
Manager, Pastor Peterson Mingo, organized the first Peace Bowl in 2007 with
youth football organizations participating. The Peace Bowl continues to be a
yearly event that focuses on youth discipline, determination, training and
methods to ‘Stop the Violence’ in the community. This event is a way for youth
to learn to take control of their lives and hold themselves accountable for
their decisions. Today, the message is still the same: playing together,
breaking down barriers. 
We invite you and your family to come
out and support area youth as we all work together to promote peace.
About
the Cincinnati
Human Relations Commission
CHRC was established in November of
1943 as The Mayor’s Friendly Relations Committee. The goal was to appoint a
committee that represented various racial, industrial and religious groups to
make sure all groups felt a part of their communities and supported one another
in the city of Cincinnati.
As time passed the name was changed to CHRC and the mission grew to target a
much larger issue, discrimination. Thus, the agency’s mission is “to help
our community to overcome prejudice and discrimination, build mutual respect
and understanding, and to become more harmonious and cohesive.”

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July 20th, 2016

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NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release: Tuesday, July
19, 2016

MEDIA CONTACT: CHRC Executive Director Ericka
King-Betts, PhD at chrc@cincinnati-oh.gov
or by phone at 513.352.3237
10th Annual
Peace Bowl Classic
Cincinnati, OH – The Fred Shuttlesworth Chapter of the Southern
Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and the Cincinnati Human Relations
Commission will host the “10th Annual Peace Bowl Classicon Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31,
9:00am (EST) at the University
of Cincinnati Sheakley Athletic Center.
  
The cost is $5. Proceeds from this
event pay league fees and buy football equipment for youth who otherwise would
not be able to participate.
Community Outreach Advocate Program
Manager, Pastor Peterson Mingo, organized the first Peace Bowl in 2007 with
youth football organizations participating. The Peace Bowl continues to be a
yearly event that focuses on youth discipline, determination, training and
methods to ‘Stop the Violence’ in the community. This event is a way for youth
to learn to take control of their lives and hold themselves accountable for
their decisions. Today, the message is still the same: playing together,
breaking down barriers. 
We invite you and your family to come
out and support area youth as we all work together to promote peace.
About
the Cincinnati
Human Relations Commission
CHRC was established in November of
1943 as The Mayor’s Friendly Relations Committee. The goal was to appoint a
committee that represented various racial, industrial and religious groups to
make sure all groups felt a part of their communities and supported one another
in the city of Cincinnati.
As time passed the name was changed to CHRC and the mission grew to target a
much larger issue, discrimination. Thus, the agency’s mission is “to help
our community to overcome prejudice and discrimination, build mutual respect
and understanding, and to become more harmonious and cohesive.”

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