Tompkins County Office of Human Rights

Tompkins County Office of Human Rights Tompkins County's Civil Rights enforcement and Human Rights agency. The Tompkins County Office of Humans Rights' mission is to work towards the elimination and prevention of unlawful discrimination and to develop and facilitate County-wide programs that increase awareness of human rights and social justices ideals.

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Mother's day in the US is celebrated the second Sunday of the month of May. Do you know how it all started? Read down be...
05/05/2021
Anna Jarvis - Wikipedia

Mother's day in the US is celebrated the second Sunday of the month of May. Do you know how it all started? Read down below and find out. How do you celebrate Mother's day at home?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Jarvis

Anna Maria Jarvis (May 1, 1864 – November 24, 1948) was the founder of Mother's Day in the United States. Her mother had frequently expressed a desire for the establishment of such a holiday, and after her mother's death, Jarvis led the movement for the commemoration. However, as the years passed,...

Under the new law signed in Florida recently, a public gathering of three or more people can be classified as a “riot.” ...
05/05/2021
GOP Criminalizes Dissent with Anti-Riot Laws Targeting Black Lives Matter & Anti-Pipeline Protests

Under the new law signed in Florida recently, a public gathering of three or more people can be classified as a “riot.” Anybody participating in this kind of event will be charged with a third- degree felony. What are your thoughts about this new law?

https://www.democracynow.org/2021/4/26/anti_protest_bills

We look at a slew of anti-protest laws pending in Republican-led states, and some that have already passed, such as in Florida, where Republican Governor Ron DeSantis signed a controversial measure known as the “anti-riot bill” that is widely viewed as a response to the Black Lives Matter moveme...

Updated flyer for the Fair Housing Event
04/30/2021

Updated flyer for the Fair Housing Event

Updated flyer for the Fair Housing Event

This is yet another example of excessive violent police force against people of color. The incident in the first video t...
04/28/2021
'We’re going to take care of you, OK': Bodycam video shows police pinning California man for more than 5 minutes before his death

This is yet another example of excessive violent police force against people of color. The incident in the first video took place in 2019, while the second video was filmed in 2021. What has changed if brutality like this is still going on? Incidents like these shouldn't be routine. Do you think that improved police force training will be enough? Do you think that positive change is happening already?

https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/28/us/police-excessive-force-lawsuit-north-carolina-trnd/index.html

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2021/04/27/mario-gonzalez-alameda-police-bodycam-footage-family/4868347001/

Police released bodycam footage Tuesday that shows officers pinning Mario Gonzalez to the ground for more than five minutes that ended in his death.

A 61-year-old Asian man is fighting for his life after being viciously assaulted in Manhattan.  The NYPD's Hate Crimes U...
04/26/2021
61-year-old Asian American man critically injured in brutal, unprovoked assault in Manhattan

A 61-year-old Asian man is fighting for his life after being viciously assaulted in Manhattan. The NYPD's Hate Crimes Unit is leading the investigation into the unprovoked assault.

Are there any possible options to stop these hate crimes? Is informing and unifying the community enough to stop this onslaught of hate and violence? What do you think?

https://abc7ny.com/nyc-crime-hate-east-harlem-attack-asian/10543319

A 61-year-old Asian man is fighting for his life after being viciously assaulted in Manhattan.

On 20 April 2021 Derek Chauvin was convicted in a Minneapolis court room for the murder of Mr. George Floyd. As a human ...
04/26/2021

On 20 April 2021 Derek Chauvin was convicted in a Minneapolis court room for the murder of Mr. George Floyd. As a human rights organization committed to justice and equity, we believe it was imperative that this defendant be held accountable for his abuse of power resulting in Mr. Floyd’s death.

Rarely have there been court convictions for the deaths of African Americans and Latinx individuals in the custody of police. It is time for this long-standing imbalance on the scales of justice in America to be corrected.

As noted by the Chairwoman of the Tompkins County Legislature, Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, in her statement after the Chauvin decision, our community—and the nation—has been recently inundated by news and images of death, trauma and grieving following multiple manifestations of violence. On 26 April The Tompkins County Office of Human Rights, Community Leaders of Color (CLOC) and GIAC are hosting “After the Verdict in Minnesota: A Community Conversation” to provide a space to speak, listen, process, express concerns and hopes. To participate register here:

https://tompkinscountyny-gov.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIrce6grTwiHNRz6LwiFmspPYQNP0YnMBrD

On 20 April 2021 Derek Chauvin was convicted in a Minneapolis court room for the murder of Mr. George Floyd. As a human rights organization committed to justice and equity, we believe it was imperative that this defendant be held accountable for his abuse of power resulting in Mr. Floyd’s death.

Rarely have there been court convictions for the deaths of African Americans and Latinx individuals in the custody of police. It is time for this long-standing imbalance on the scales of justice in America to be corrected.

As noted by the Chairwoman of the Tompkins County Legislature, Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, in her statement after the Chauvin decision, our community—and the nation—has been recently inundated by news and images of death, trauma and grieving following multiple manifestations of violence. On 26 April The Tompkins County Office of Human Rights, Community Leaders of Color (CLOC) and GIAC are hosting “After the Verdict in Minnesota: A Community Conversation” to provide a space to speak, listen, process, express concerns and hopes. To participate register here:

https://tompkinscountyny-gov.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIrce6grTwiHNRz6LwiFmspPYQNP0YnMBrD

https://www2.tompkinscountyny.gov/news/statement-behalf-tompkins-county-legislature-following-verdict-derek-chauvin-tria...
04/21/2021
Statement on Behalf of Tompkins County Legislature Following Verdict in Derek Chauvin Trial | Tompkins County NY

https://www2.tompkinscountyny.gov/news/statement-behalf-tompkins-county-legislature-following-verdict-derek-chauvin-trial

Submitted by gpotter on 20 April 2021 Tuesday, April 20, 2021 Today we witnessed the conviction of former officer Derek Chauvin in the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It is our hope that this verdict sets precedent for future cases, as we’ve seen far too ma...

TCPL to Host Parenting Workshop on May 15:To register and receive the Zoom link for participation, visit https://www.tcp...
04/20/2021
Preparing for What's Next: 4 Simple Strategies for Parents & Caregivers | Tompkins County Public Library

TCPL to Host Parenting Workshop on May 15:

To register and receive the Zoom link for participation, visit https://www.tcpl.org/events/preparing-whats-next-4-simple-strategies-parents-caregivers.

For more information contact Teresa Vadakin at [email protected].

We envision a library where everyone can belong and find joy in learning, discovery, and personal growth. Explore books, DVDs, music, and more, use free WiFi, attend exciting programs for all ages, use our Makerspace and Digital Lab! Tompkins County Publi

You are invited to attend a special regional fair housing virtual event on source of income discrimination in New York S...
04/15/2021

You are invited to attend a special regional fair housing virtual event on source of income discrimination in New York State on 22 April 2021 at 10:30 AM.

You are invited to attend a special regional fair housing virtual event on source of income discrimination in New York State on 22 April 2021 at 10:30 AM.

This Day in History-What happened today-History.com
04/15/2021
This Day in History

This Day in History-What happened today-History.com

Learn what happened today in history around the world including major events on crime, entertainment, and more.

04/13/2021
Tompkins County Human Rights Virtual Event:“Sexual Harassment and its Implications” Wednesday, March 24, 2021, Noon-1:00...
03/18/2021
Tompkins County Human Rights Virtual Event: Sexual Harassment and Its Implications

Tompkins County Human Rights Virtual Event:

“Sexual Harassment and its Implications”

Wednesday, March 24, 2021, Noon-1:00pm

https://youtu.be/dS-tk_gmYSo

Panelists:

Heather Campbell, Executive Director Advocacy Center of Tompkins County.

Omar Stoute, Title IX Deputy Coordinator, Ithaca College

Leslie Moscowitz, Manager of Organizational Development, City of Ithaca

Moderated by :

Kenneth Clarke, Director, Tompkins County Office of Human Rights

Heather Campbell, Executive Director, Advocacy Center of Tompkins CountyOmar Stoute, Title IX Deputy Coordinator, Ithaca CollegeLeslie Moscowitz, Manager of ...

Sharing information from No Mas Lagrimas/No More Tears
03/17/2021

Sharing information from No Mas Lagrimas/No More Tears

03/10/2021
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Transportation-related COVID-19 resources at ccetompkins.org/community/way2go/covid-19-resources

GIAC Black History Month Virtual Talent ShowFriday, February 26, 2021Begins at 6 pmFree registration link: https://forms...
02/23/2021
GIAC's Black History Month Virtual Talent Show "A Party for Kamala"

GIAC Black History Month Virtual Talent Show
Friday, February 26, 2021
Begins at 6 pm

Free registration link: https://forms.gle/UZuJLZHq1eHgTo7cA

Virtual Show Date: Friday, February 26, 2021 @ 6 PM Please register your contact information to receive the Zoom/YouTube link to GIAC's Black History Month Community Talent Show. Join community members in viewing the show together. The links will be sent out a few days prior to the event. This year'...

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