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.

Operating as usual

COVID-19 Vaccines: Myth Versus Fact 05/07/2021

COVID-19 Vaccines: Myth Versus Fact

Covid-19 vaccines. Myth versus fact...

https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccines-myth-versus-fact

COVID-19 Vaccines: Myth Versus Fact With COVID-19 vaccines now authorized for distribution, questions are arising. Our experts weigh in on myths versus facts.

Anna Jarvis - Wikipedia 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 Jarvis - Wikipedia 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,...

GOP Criminalizes Dissent with Anti-Riot Laws Targeting Black Lives Matter & Anti-Pipeline Protests 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

GOP Criminalizes Dissent with Anti-Riot Laws Targeting Black Lives Matter & Anti-Pipeline Protests 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...

“Exterminate All the Brutes,” Reviewed: A Vast, Agonizing History of White Supremacy 05/04/2021

“Exterminate All the Brutes,” Reviewed: A Vast, Agonizing History of White Supremacy

Internationally co-produced documentary miniseries revolving around colonization and genocide.

https://www.newyorker.com/culture/the-front-row/exterminate-all-the-brutes-reviewed-a-vast-agonizing-history-of-white-supremacy

“Exterminate All the Brutes,” Reviewed: A Vast, Agonizing History of White Supremacy Raoul Peck’s four-hour documentary on HBO Max reveals the racist underpinnings of American national mythology and European society.

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 2021 05/03/2021

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 2021

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2021 in United States began on May 1st, and ends on Monday, May 31

https://asianpacificheritage.gov

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 2021 Paying tribute to the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America's history and are instrumental in its future success.

04/30/2021

Updated flyer for the Fair Housing Event

Updated flyer for the Fair Housing Event

'We’re going to take care of you, OK': Bodycam video shows police pinning California man for more than 5 minutes before his death 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/

'We’re going to take care of you, OK': Bodycam video shows police pinning California man for more than 5 minutes before his death Police released bodycam footage Tuesday that shows officers pinning Mario Gonzalez to the ground for more than five minutes that ended in his death.

Friendship Donations Network | Food Distribution Programs 04/27/2021

Friendship Donations Network | Food Distribution Programs

FDN's free food listing is at: https://friendshipdonations.org/programs/

Friendship Donations Network | Food Distribution Programs Friendship Donations Network (FDN) provides donations of fresh food to the programs listed below. Call before you go to confirm schedule and verify new pickup procedures.

Livestream 04/27/2021

Livestream

Moral Monday: Immigrants Rights are Human Rights

https://www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/livestream/

Livestream Join the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival for our next livestream!

61-year-old Asian American man critically injured in brutal, unprovoked assault in Manhattan 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

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.

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

Statement on Behalf of Tompkins County Legislature Following Verdict in Derek Chauvin Trial | Tompkins County NY 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

Statement on Behalf of Tompkins County Legislature Following Verdict in Derek Chauvin Trial | Tompkins County NY 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...

The number of Black women mayors leading major cities to reach historic high. Here is why they are winning 04/20/2021

The number of Black women mayors leading major cities to reach historic high. Here is why they are winning

https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/20/politics/black-women-mayors-historic-wins

The number of Black women mayors leading major cities to reach historic high. Here is why they are winning A new wave of Black women are breaking barriers as they ascend to mayoral seats in cities with deeply rooted histories of racism and inequality.

Preparing for What's Next: 4 Simple Strategies for Parents & Caregivers | Tompkins County Public Library 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].

Preparing for What's Next: 4 Simple Strategies for Parents & Caregivers | Tompkins County Public Library 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

Final ‘Racism in America’ webinar to focus on economic system | Cornell Chronicle 04/19/2021

Final ‘Racism in America’ webinar to focus on economic system | Cornell Chronicle

Cornell University offers public webinar on the impact of COVID over social and racial groups in America.

https://news.cornell.edu/stories/2021/04/final-racism-america-webinar-focus-economic-system

Final ‘Racism in America’ webinar to focus on economic system | Cornell Chronicle In the final webinar of the College of Arts and Sciences’ yearlong series, “Racism in America,” panelists will focus on the impact that racism has on the economy. The event is on April 27 at 7 p.m.

Citizen Public Health Training Program 04/19/2021

Citizen Public Health Training Program

Free Citizen Public Health Training Program

Citizen Public Health Training Program Take free training courses to become a public health leader for your family and community.

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.

Jackie Robinson breaks color barrier 04/15/2021

Jackie Robinson breaks color barrier

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/jackie-robinson-breaks-color-barrier

Jackie Robinson breaks color barrier On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson, age 28, becomes the first African American player in Major League Baseball when he steps onto Ebbets Field in Brooklyn to

This Day in History 04/15/2021

This Day in History

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

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

04/13/2021
Countering stereotypes about Asian Americans 04/08/2021

Countering stereotypes about Asian Americans

https://www.apa.org/monitor/2019/12/countering-stereotypes

Countering stereotypes about Asian Americans Asian Americans are often overlooked in discussions of racial bias in the United States.

Asian Americans Then and Now 04/08/2021

Asian Americans Then and Now

https://asiasociety.org/education/asian-americans-then-and-now

Asian Americans Then and Now A look at the long history of Asian Americans and its role in shaping American identity.

Ignoring the History of Anti-Asian Racism Is Another Form of Violence 04/08/2021

Ignoring the History of Anti-Asian Racism Is Another Form of Violence

https://www.elle.com/culture/career-politics/a35635188/anti-asian-racism-history-violence/

Ignoring the History of Anti-Asian Racism Is Another Form of Violence This moment is a reminder to share our stories and create long-lasting change. Our lives depend on it.

cornell.zoom.us 03/25/2021

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Laura Tach and Elizabeth Day, BCTR Talks at Twelve Series. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

https://cutt.ly/ZxTzZm9





Webinar "Protecting families and children in the crosshairs of the opioid epidemic"

cornell.zoom.us Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Laura Tach and Elizabeth Day, BCTR Talks at Twelve Series. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

youtube.com 03/24/2021

Tompkins County Human Rights Virtual Event: Sexual Harassment and Its Implications

If you missed, or didn't have time to watch Sexual Harassment and its Implication virtual event today, you can still watch it by clicking in the link below:

https://youtu.be/dS-tk_gmYSo

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

tompkinscountyny.gov 03/19/2021

Statement on Behalf of Tompkins County Legislature Denouncing Racialized Violence Against Asian Americans | www.tompkinscountyny.gov

https://tompkinscountyny.gov/news/statement-behalf-tompkins-county-legislature-denouncing-racialized-violence-against-asian

tompkinscountyny.gov Community members who use a nine mile stretch of Route 13 between Warren Rd. and the Village of Dryden can learn more and take the project survey HERE

youtube.com 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

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

03/17/2021

Sharing information from No Mas Lagrimas/No More Tears

03/10/2021

ccetompkins.org

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

ccetompkins.org

youtube.com 03/03/2021

Town of Ithaca Public Meetings - YouTube

March 9, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. - Honoring The Land's Indigenous Past and Present
View at Town of Ithaca’s YouTube channel or watch it later as a recorded video:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC9vycXkJ6klVIibjhCy7NQ/live

youtube.com Share your videos with friends, family, and the world

02/26/2021

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights

https://youtu.be/5RR4VXNX3jA

Almost 70 years ago the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a common human rights standard for all everyone,...

friendshipdonations.org 02/23/2021

Friendship Donations Network | Food Distribution Programs

FDN's free food listing is at: https://friendshipdonations.org/programs/

friendshipdonations.org Friendship Donations Network (FDN) provides donations of fresh food to the programs listed below. Call before you go to confirm schedule and verify new pickup procedures.

docs.google.com 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

docs.google.com 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'...

youtube.com 02/19/2021

Human Rights & Public Health: African Americans, the Death Gap & Health Equity

https://youtu.be/ObSvxFx98Xg

youtube.com FeaturingFeaturing Dr. David Ansell, Vice President for Community Health Equity at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, author of The Death Gap: How In...

Videos (show all)

Human Rights Artwork 2020

Telephone

Address


120 West Martin Luther King Junior Street
Ithaca, NY
14850

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 04:30
Tuesday 08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:30 - 16:30
Thursday 08:30 - 16:30
Friday 08:30 - 04:30
Other Government Organizations in Ithaca (show all)
Community Coalition for Healthy Youth Community Coalition for Healthy Youth
Coordinated By Tompkins County Youth Services Dept 320 W State St
Ithaca, 14850

Tompkins County Comprehensive Plan Update Tompkins County Comprehensive Plan Update
121 E Court St
Ithaca, 14850

Tompkins County will be updating its Comprehensive Plan by 2014. Input from community members is vital for shaping the updated plan.

Tompkins County Board of Elections Tompkins County Board of Elections
128 E Buffalo St
Ithaca, 14850

Thank you for visiting the Tompkins County Board of Elections page. Our office is dedicated to ensuring that all eligible residents have the opportunity to register and vote.

Community Science Institute Community Science Institute
95 Brown Rd Ste 1044
Ithaca, 14850

Our mission is to empower citizens to monitor and protect local water resources for sustainable management. The Community Science Institute is an environmental nonprofit organization.

Tompkins County Sheriff's Office Tompkins County Sheriff's Office
779 Warren Rd
Ithaca, 14850

Sheriff Derek Osborne Undersheriff Jennifer Olin Captain Raymond Bunce

Tompkins County Soil & Water Conservation District Tompkins County Soil & Water Conservation District
170 Bostwick Road
Ithaca, 14850

Providing conservation options to the residents of Tompkins County for over 75 years.

USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 22 Ithaca USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 22 Ithaca
508 Old Taughannock Blv.
Ithaca, 14850

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary are volunteers who promote boating safety through public education, safety patrols, and courtesy vessel checks. Ask about our About Boater Safety course and our 10-20 minute safety demonstrations. Check us out!

Ithaca College Information Security Office Ithaca College Information Security Office
953 Danby Rd
Ithaca, 14850

ITS Information Security Office Ithaca College

Hotelie Hotelie
Ithaca

Cornell Interfraternity Council - IFC Cornell Interfraternity Council - IFC
Willard Straight Hall 136 Ho Plz
Ithaca, 14850

The Official page of the Cornell University Interfraternity Council

Tompkins County Children with Special Care Needs Tompkins County Children with Special Care Needs
55 Brown Rd.
Ithaca, 14850

Tompkins County Children with Special Care Needs is a page for parents, caregivers, families and professionals that provide services and support for children with special needs.

Ithaca Fire Department Ithaca Fire Department
310 W Green St
Ithaca, 14850

City of Ithaca Fire Dept.