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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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June 1, 2018 - The Ohio Civil Rights Commission and the Ohio Arts Council partnered to host the second annual student photography exhibition in the OCRC Central Office. Photographs created with instruction and help from Manifest Drawing Studio in Cincinnati and the Cleveland Print Room will be on display for a year. For more information, click here.
May 20, 2018 - OCRC Reconsideration Supervisor Beyan Asoba has returned to his native Ethopia for the first time in more than 30 years to work with the newly elected Prime Minister on political and human rights issues. 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.
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.