The Office of Human Relations (OHR) has begun collecting hats, gloves, scarves and school supplies for area families and school children. Please plan to contribute as much and as often as you can. Last year’s contributions were given to Bethany House – a facility for homeless women with Children.

Please bring your donations to the decorated boxes located in Cincinnati City Hall Plum Street Lobby (801 Plum Street).

Please feel free to call our office with any questions 513 – 352-3237.

Thank you in advance for helping to make a difference!

October 23rd, 2017

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A group of activists, community leaders and students is planning to protest when white nationalist Richard Spencer speaks on the University of Cincinnati campus.

http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2017/10/16/group-plans-protest-during-university-cincinnati-talk-white-nationalist-richard-spencer/767009001/

 

 

October 16th, 2017

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Procter & Gamble’s ad campaign “The Talk” sparked nationwide dialogue. In an effort to continue exploring the differing racial realities in Cincinnati a community coalition invites you to participate in “The Talk: A Dialogue About Unpacking our Racialized realities.” Attendees will have the opportunity to network, engage, and identify ways we can begin to address issues regarding race, and all of its complications.

This event is free and open to the public, please RSVP today.

The agenda is as follows:

Networking 5:30-6:00 pm

Event will take place from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.

Special thanks to the event organizers: African Professionals Network, Cincinnati Hispanic Chamber, City of Cincinnati Office of Human Relations, Jewish Community Relations Council, P&G, and Urban League of Southwestern Ohio Young Professionals.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-talk-a-dialogue-about-unpacking-our-racialized-realities-tickets-8857760801

 

 

 

October 16th, 2017

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It’s common for parents to feel powerless and frustrated when their kids are being bullied, but often parents don’t know it’s happening. Join us on October 29 at 1:30pm for a family-friendly program to learn more about bullying and how parents and grandparents can help kids be prepared for tough situations.

Get concrete answers and learn helpful strategies from Rabbi Dave Burstein to identify and support children who could be in a bullying situation, while Mike Simmons addresses some easy Krav Maga self defense skills to boost your child’s confidence.

Register today! https://www.mayersonjcc.org/chil…/finding-your-fearlessness/

 

 

 

October 12th, 2017

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The Mayerson JCC of Cincinnati celebrated the JCC Movement at 100 by honoring the people who have been part of our community throughout the decades.

 http://100.jcca.org/marking-jcc-movement-centennial-one-jccs-approach/

 

 

 

October 12th, 2017

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Rutherford County and Murfreesboro city officials confirmed Monday that the permits had been applied for.

https://www.theroot.com/white-lives-matter-rally-planned-for-the-end-of-the-mon-1819341223

 

October 12th, 2017

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Reverend Al Sharpton is celebrating 50 years as a civil rights activist.

Here’s what he thinks about the progress that’s been made and what still needs to change:

https://www.facebook.com/theRoot/videos/10159323927690231/

 

 

October 12th, 2017

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Community Outreach Advocate, Valarie Dowell, attended the 30th annual candlelight vigil for victims of domestic violence held on Wednesday night October 11th at the Hamilton County Courthouse.

“She Screams Without Sound” has been going on in Hamilton County for 30 years. Women Helping Women and the YWCA do the event to remember men, women and children who are killed each year by someone who claimed to love them.

Advocates say there is more money and resources available to address domestic violence, yet each year people continue to die at the hands of loved ones.

According to the Ohio Domestic Violence Network, 115 people were killed in domestic violence incidents in the state last year. That’s up from 101 the previous year.

Advocates say it’s going to take more than awareness to make a difference. They think policies need to change.

“Right now you can commit an act of intimate partner violence and it’s a misdemeanor. Most of the time these perpetrators are out within days, and they go on to reoffend, reoffend, or you have someone who threatens a victim and the victim isn’t showing up in court and the case is dismissed,” says Erika Yingling, director of non-residential domestic violence services at YWCA Greater Cincinnati.

Local 12’s Deborah Dixon emceed the event. She talked about Tanisha Huff who was killed last week just days after police went to a judge to get a protection order for her. Gary Box is charged with her murder and Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters says he intends to seek a death penalty indictment in the case.

October 12th, 2017

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President Dwight D. Eisenhower apologizes to African diplomat

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/president-dwight-d-eisenhower-apologizes-to-african-diplomat?cmpid=email-hist-tdih-2017-1010-10102017&om_rid=35a6817b55b3fdcb19014bfc006e7c17ccab1f54085710ba38726fa568c0965a&om_mid=251516519&kx_EmailCampaignID=15005&kx_EmailCampaignName=email-hist-tdih-2017-1010-10102017&kx_EmailRecipientID=35a6817b55b3fdcb19014bfc006e7c17ccab1f54085710ba38726fa568c0965a

 

October 10th, 2017

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Community Outreach Advocate, Valarie Dowell, working in the community with Mothers Against Gun Violence on Friday, September 29 and Friday, October 6, 2017. Mother’s Against Gun Violence

  

 

 

October 9th, 2017

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