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On behalf of our Commissioners and staff, I welcome you to the Ohio Civil Rights Commission's website. Our informational video will help you understand the services offered by the OCRC. I invite you to contact us if we can be of assistance to you. - G. Michael Payton, Executive Director
Now accepting nominations for 2019 Ohio Civil Rights Hall of Fame induction
Completed nominations must be post-marked by May 29, 2019. For more information about the Civil Rights Hall of Fame and a link to the official nomination form, click here.
March 14, 2019 - the Ohio Civil Rights Commission meeting at Wright State University.
The OCRC traveled to Dayton to hold a regular meeting at Wright State University. The Commission heard arguments from parties of discrimination complaints and ruled on cases.
January 25, 2019 - Executive Director G. Michael Payton is featured in a Columbus Alive article about the Columbus Bar Association's 2019 MLK Symposium. Director Payton assists in the planning of annual event. The theme of this year's symposium is "A History of Hate." To read the article and for more information about the MLK Symposium, click here.
January 16, 2019 - OCRC Director of Regional Operations Darlene Sweeney-Newbern was interviewed for a segment on CNN's Tonight with Don Lemon. The segment discussed OCRC's Probable Cause finding against General Motors in Toledo. For more information and to see the segment, click here.
On January 3, 2019, Regional Director Bradley S. S. Dunn provided a brief presentation on the history of sex-based discrimination at a sneak premiere of the film, On the Basis of Sex. The film, which is based on the early life and career of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, was part of an event in Columbus hosted by the Ohio Bar Association, the OSBA Women in the Profession Section, the Columbus Bar Association, the Women's Bar Association, and the Women Lawyers of Franklin County.
On Tuesday, November 27 OCRC hosted a robust day of education and contemplation on the legacy of the Federal Fair Housing Act and the future of fair housing in the United States. Speakers included Stephen Menendian, Lisa Rice, Kyle Strickland, Jason Reece, Joe Maskovyak and OCRC's Darlene Sweeney-Newbern and Ronnell Tomlinson. Click here for video of the event.