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Dr. Carolyn Peters appointed as Ohio Civil Rights Commissioner
On May 11, 2018, Governor John Kasich appointed Dr. Carolyn Peters, retired MSW, SW as the Ohio Civil Rights Commission's newest Commissioner, for a term ending in July 2021. For more information on Commissioner Peters and our other Commissioners, click here.
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April 12, 2018 - OCRC Director of Housing Enforcement and Mediation Ronnell Tomlinson is featured in a new video by Ohio Realtors celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act and its importance in advancing the goal of equal access to the "American Dream." Check out the video here.
April 11, 2018 - The Ohio Department of Transportation hosted its 2nd Annual Civil Rights Transportation Symposium. During the two-day symposium OCRC Executive Director G. Michael Payton moderated a panel on Recruitment, Coaching and Team Building Success featuring Jim Tressel, Stephanie Hightower and John Wooldridge. For more information, click here.
On April 5, 2018, the Ohio Civil Rights Commission held one of its public commission meetings on the Wright State University campus.
March 7, 2018 - OCRC partnered with the Columbus Metropolitan Club to welcome author and fair housing scholar Richard Rothstein to discuss "The Truth About Segregation" at the Boat House at Confluence Park in Columbus, OH. Other panelists in the discussion included Judge Noceeba Southern and NBA basketball player and author Lawrence Funderburke. For more information, click here.
February 2, 2018 - OCRC celebrated the winners of the 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Art, Essay & Multimedia Awards and the annual Excellence in Teaching Diversity award at a ceremony in Columbus. For more information on this year's winners, click here.
January, 2018 - OCRC Toledo Regional Director Darlene Sweeney-Newbern has been chosen to serve as the new statewide Director of Regional Operations. As Director of Regional Operations, Ms. Sweeney-Newbern will oversee agency personnel and management of the five regional offices in Akron, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton and Toledo in their enforcement of Ohio's laws against discrimination. She fills the vacancy left following the retirement of former Director of Regional Operations, Keith McNeil. For more information, click here.
May, 6th 2018 - OCRC’s Director of Regional Operations, Darlene Sweeney Newbern, was recently featured on 13ABC Toledo program Bridges, where she discussed hate crimes and discrimination in America, particularly in light of recent allegations in Toledo. To watch the episode featuring Ms. Sweeney Newbern, click here.