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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Celebrating Nelson Mandela's legacy on the promotion of social justice, the fight against poverty, and encouragement of ...
07/19/2021
Building on the Legacy of Nelson Mandela | United Nations

Celebrating Nelson Mandela's legacy on the promotion of social justice, the fight against poverty, and encouragement of a culture of peace throughout the world.

https://www.un.org/en/exhibits/page/building-legacy-nelson-mandela

This exhibit honours Nelson Mandela's contributions to the main areas of work of the United Nations — peace and security, human rights, and sustainable development — and illustrates initiatives taken by the United Nations General Assembly in recognition of the South African leader's legacy on co...

New study on victims and survivors of human trafficking, and exploitation of children during the course of the pandemic....
07/12/2021
New UN report reveals impact of COVID on human trafficking

New study on victims and survivors of human trafficking, and exploitation of children during the course of the pandemic.

https://news.un.org/en/story/2021/07/1095472

A new study released on Thursday by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) illustrates the devastating impact of COVID-19 on victims and survivors of human trafficking and highlights the increased targeting and exploitation of children during the course of the pandemic.

This film, Nations United, was created in 2020 by the United Nations to celebrate its 75th anniversary. It focuses on is...
07/08/2021
Nations United: Urgent Solutions for Urgent Times | Presented by Thandie Newton

This film, Nations United, was created in 2020 by the United Nations to celebrate its 75th anniversary. It focuses on issues on poverty, inequality, injustice, and climate change, and the actions needed to create solutions to such issues.

https://youtu.be/xVWHuJOmaEk

Nations United is a special, first of its kind film, created by the United Nations on its 75th Anniversary and to mark five years since the adoption of the S...

History of July 4th Celebration in the U.S. (taken from History.Com)
07/02/2021
Continental Congress adopts the Declaration of Independence

History of July 4th Celebration in the U.S. (taken from History.Com)

In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Continental Congress adopts the Declaration of Independence, which proclaims the independence of the United States of America

Happy 4th of July!!
07/02/2021

Happy 4th of July!!

Happy 4th of July!!

Michelle Bachelet, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, said in a statement. “Systemic racism needs a ...
06/30/2021
U.N. Report Calls for Sweeping Action to Root Out Racism

Michelle Bachelet, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, said in a statement. “Systemic racism needs a systemic response. There is today a momentous opportunity to achieve a turning point for racial equality and justice.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/28/world/united-nations-human-rights.html

The report draws on evidence from 60 countries and urges nations to take action to root out systemic racism against people of African descent.

SAVE THE DATE!Tomorrow, Friday June 25, Noon- 1:15pm LGBTQ + Resiliency in the Age of COVID eventDon't miss it!
06/24/2021

SAVE THE DATE!

Tomorrow, Friday June 25, Noon- 1:15pm

LGBTQ + Resiliency in the Age of COVID event

Don't miss it!

SAVE THE DATE!

Tomorrow, Friday June 25, Noon- 1:15pm

LGBTQ + Resiliency in the Age of COVID event

Don't miss it!

Save the date! Friday June 25, 2021, Noon-1:15 P.M.
06/23/2021

Save the date! Friday June 25, 2021, Noon-1:15 P.M.

Save the date! Friday June 25, 2021, Noon-1:15 P.M.

The national debate about racism and Critical Race Theory in public schools: the case of the Rockwood School District, S...
06/23/2021
Texas is the latest state to take action on 'Critical Race Theory'

The national debate about racism and Critical Race Theory in public schools: the case of the Rockwood School District, St. Louis.

https://news4sanantonio.com/news/local/texas-is-the-latest-state-to-take-action-on-critical-race-theory

TEXAS -- One Republican Congressman says the new federal holiday, Juneteenth, is “more debunked critical race theory in action. ” The phrase, critical race theory, is a hot button topic around the country. Sen. Ted Cruz slammed it once again at a conservative conference on Friday, callin...

Save the Date!!Thursday June 24, 2021; noon-1:00pm
06/22/2021

Save the Date!!

Thursday June 24, 2021; noon-1:00pm

Save the Date!!

Thursday June 24, 2021; noon-1:00pm

Forthcoming event regarding current violence in Ithaca, and America Society. Don't forget to save the date!
06/15/2021

Forthcoming event regarding current violence in Ithaca, and America Society. Don't forget to save the date!

Forthcoming event regarding current violence in Ithaca, and America Society. Don't forget to save the date!

Schedule of events for the County and City’s Commemoration of Juneteenth this week.
06/15/2021

Schedule of events for the County and City’s Commemoration of
Juneteenth this week.

Schedule of events for the County and City’s Commemoration of
Juneteenth this week.

Tompkins County Seeks Community Input on Use of American Rescue Plan FundsMedia Contact: Dominick Recckio drecckio@tompk...
06/15/2021
Tompkins County Seeks Community Input - American Rescue Plan Funds

Tompkins County Seeks Community Input on Use of American Rescue Plan Funds

Media Contact: Dominick Recckio [email protected]

Photos available for media use: https://adobe.ly/3gnl9Tj

(Ithaca, N.Y., June 15, 2021) – The Tompkins County Legislature is seeking community input on the use of $19.8 million in one-time funding made available through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP). Input is being sought through a survey asking Tompkins County residents to rank their top three priorities for the funds; priorities are limited to eight options clarified for local municipalities by the Federal Government. Results of the survey will inform discussions by the Legislature, including at the June 30, 5:30pm expanded Budget Committee of the Tompkins County Legislature where Legislators will begin the process of planning how best to spend and/or invest ARP funds (stream the June 30 meeting on YouTube).

The survey can be filled out online, https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TompkinsARP or printed and mailed c/o Dominick Recckio at 125 E. Court St, Ithaca N.Y. 14850. Survey responses are due by Monday, June 28.

There are a number of rules related to what the funding can be used for. The uses permitted by the Federal Government and reflected in Tompkins County’s survey are listed below:

(a) to meet residents' additional needs for public health, mental health, and early and special education services after March 3, 2021;

(b) to respond to the needs of households that suffered economic losses as a result of Covid-19 (e.g., by providing rental assistance, expanding available child care options);

(c) to respond to the needs of small businesses and not-for-profit agencies that suffered economic losses and/or are having difficulty providing services as a result of Covid-19;

(d) to provide aid to industries like tourism, travel, and hospitality, which were particularly hard hit by the impacts of the pandemic);

(e) to provide premium pay to essential workers in the public sector;

(f) to provide premium pay to essential workers in the private sector;

(g) to the extent that the County lost revenue as a result of the pandemic, to pay for County government operations and services (e.g., restoration of funding for County staff; capital investment in infrastructure; cybersecurity upgrades; provision of public safety services); and

(h)to make necessary investments in water, sewer, and broadband infrastructure.

Legislator Deborah Dawson, Chair of the Budget, Capital, and Personnel Committee stated, “This is an unprecedented investment in local communities across the U.S., and we have an opportunity to continue to lead our community out of the worst impacts of this pandemic.” Dawson continued, “your input is vital, it’s our goal to support the hardest hit parts of our community and make generational investments in our collective future.”

Take this survey powered by surveymonkey.com. Create your own surveys for free.

Vaccine hesitance among Health Care Workers. Some have filed a lawsuit alleging the policy violates their rights by susp...
06/11/2021
Vaccine Hesitancy, Even by Healthcare Workers, Means Shots Expire, Variants Emerge, Pandemic Drags On

Vaccine hesitance among Health Care Workers. Some have filed a lawsuit alleging the policy violates their rights by suspending them from their job.

https://www.democracynow.org/2021/6/10/syra_madad_coronavirus_vaccines

As President Biden pledges to buy half of a billion COVID-19 vaccine doses to give to the world, many Americans are refusing to get vaccinated, and thousands of Johnson & Johnson shots will expire soon. This week, Houston Methodist Hospital suspended 178 staff members who refused to abide by its man...

The Tompkins County Health Department is announcing a pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic for next Wednesday, June 16th, ...
06/10/2021
COVID19 Vaccination Clinics | www.tompkinscountyny.gov

The Tompkins County Health Department is announcing a pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic for next Wednesday, June 16th, to be held at the Danby Fire Hall, 1780 Danby Road, from 4pm-6pm, Johnson & Johnson Vaccine (ages 18+).

Go directly to https://tompkinscountyny.gov/health/covid19popup#danby-june16 to learn more and sign up for an appointment. People can also call 2-1-1 (1-877-211-8667) during business hours, M-F 8:30-5:00pm, to set up their appointment and arrange for transportation support if needed.

THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING of our community is our top priority. Tompkins County Health Department (TCHD) is working closely with community partners to prevent and respond to the evolving novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

On June 1st, President Biden issued a proclamation affirming June 2021 as Le***an, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Q***r...
06/03/2021
FACT SHEET: The Biden-Harris Administration Champions LGBTQ+ Equality and Marks Pride Month | The White House

On June 1st, President Biden issued a proclamation affirming June 2021 as Le***an, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Q***r (LGBTQ+) Pride Month, marking a time of hope, progress, and promise for LGBTQ+ Americans across the country.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/06/01/fact-sheet-the-biden-harris-administration-champions-lgbtq-equality-and-marks-pride-month/

Today, President Biden issued a proclamation affirming June 2021 as Le***an, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Q***r (LGBTQ+) Pride Month, marking a time a

**TODAY at 4:30pm**Tompkins County LIVE COVID-19 Update on Thursday, June 3rd at 4:30pmTune in for a live COVID-19 Updat...
06/03/2021
Tompkins County Highlights | Tompkins County NY

**TODAY at 4:30pm**

Tompkins County LIVE COVID-19 Update on Thursday, June 3rd at 4:30pm

Tune in for a live COVID-19 Update from Tompkins County Government officials.

Officials will discuss vaccinations, mask guidance, and community reopening.

Live on the Tompkins County YouTube Channel: https://youtu.be/njynR8jftVs

Dominick Recckio
Communications Director
Tompkins County Administration
125 E. Court St
Ithaca, NY 14850
[email protected]
www.TompkinsCountyNY.gov

Shannon Alvord
Tompkins County
Public Information Officer
www2.tompkinscountyny.gov
Twitter: @TompkinsToday
Facebook: @TCNYGov

Memorial Day is observed on May 1st, in the United States of America. This day honors those who fought, died, and served...
05/28/2021
Memorial Day

Memorial Day is observed on May 1st, in the United States of America. This day honors those who fought, died, and served their country. How and where did Memorial Day begin? Click in the links below for more details:

https://www.va.gov/opa/speceven/memday/history.asp#:~:text=Official%20Birthplace%20Declared%20In%201966,flew%20flags%20at%20half%2Dstaff.


https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/memorial-day-history#:~:text=Memorial%20Day%20is%20an%20American,occur%20on%20Monday%2C%20May%2031.

Originally known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day started in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971 to honor those who served and died in wars.

"During Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, a TV program (TODAY's Show) is sharing the community’s history, pain, joy...
05/26/2021
AAPI Heritage Month - TODAY

"During Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, a TV program (TODAY's Show) is sharing the community’s history, pain, joy and what’s next for the AAPI movement. Publishing personal essays, stories, videos and specials are also presented in this link"

https://www.today.com/aapi-heritage-month

During Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, TODAY is sharing the community’s history, pain, joy and what’s next for the AAPI movement. We will be publishing personal essays, stories, videos and specials throughout the entire month of May.

LGBTQ persons continuously experience indiscriminate arrest and discrimination in Ghana because of their known or percei...
05/25/2021
#ReleaseThe21: Gay activists in Ghana demand release of 21 people arrested at LGBTQI conference

LGBTQ persons continuously experience indiscriminate arrest and discrimination in Ghana because of their known or perceived sexual orientation...

https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/25/africa/ghana-arrests-lgbtq-persons-intl/index.html

Ghana's LGBTQI community has called for the release of 21 people, who were arrested by security forces last week while attending a conference in the southeastern city of Ho.

Community Faith Partners Book Club Presents: Healing Racial TraumaDates: Tuesday, May 25 and June 1, 2021Time: 7:00 PM E...
05/25/2021
Racial Justice Initiative | Community Faith

Community Faith Partners Book Club Presents: Healing Racial Trauma

Dates: Tuesday, May 25 and June 1, 2021

Time: 7:00 PM EST

Registration link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIrf-moqD4uG9ecMeQNzTKrCOz9YMmOgh35

Details: Join Community Faith Partners Book Club for a relevant discussion on healing as it relates to racial trauma. This is a two-part series: Tuesday, May 25, 2021, @ 7:00 PM and Tuesday, June 1, 2021, @ 7:00 PM. The author, Sheila Wise-Rowe, will join in on June 1, 2021, to continue the discussion and engage in conversation with the audience. To order the book Healing Racial Trauma: The Road to Resilience, visit Christianbook.com, IVpress, or Amazon.com

For more info: https://www.communityfaithpartners.org/let-s-talk-unity

Sheila Wise Rowe has a Master's degree in Counseling and is the Executive Director of The Rehoboth House, an international healing and reconciliation ministry. Sheila has over twenty-five years of experience as a Christian Counselor, Spiritual Director, Educator, Writer, and Speaker.  

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