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Black Perspectives on

What Ithaca Needs in a New Mayor

A Black History Month Panel Featuring:

Nicole LaFave

Phoebe Brown

Daraisi Marte

Kayla Matos

Jeremiah Sokol

Moderated by Ken Clarke, Sr., Director, Tompkins County Office of Human Rights

Monday 28 February 2022, 7:00 P.M.


Sponsored by Southside Community Center



Dr. Ken Clarke speaks on “Martin and Martin: From Civil Rights to Human Rights” for the MLK Saratoga (Saratoga Springs, NY) King Celebration Weekend, 15 January 2022:


Virtual Events

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Tompkins County Human Rights

Sexual Harassment and its Implications

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


Human Rights & Public Health:

African Americans, the Death Gap & Health Equity


Tompkins County Human Rights

Is this who we are?

Assessing the Assault on the U.S. Capitol

Thursday, January 21, 2021, Noon-1:00pm



February, 2019 - The Continued Need To Combat A Climate of Hate

April 5, 2017 - Ithaca schools, human rights office, object to withdrawal of transgender guidelines- Ithaca Voice

April 3, 2017 - Joint Statement of the Ithaca City School District and the Tompkins County Office of Human Rights

February 25, 2017  - Meet the business community's Fab Five for this year - Ithaca Times

January 24, 2017 - Office of Human Rights Launches 3rd 'What Would MLK Say Today?' poster contest - Ithaca Voice

December 3, 2016 - Arts and Poetry Competition Winners Announced - Ithaca Journal

December 2, 2016 - Office of Human Rights Makes Tompkins County a Refuge - Lansing Star

November 18, 2016 - Office of Human Rights Encourages Community to Report Discrimination - Ithaca Voice

November 16, 2016 - A Close Look at the Office of Human Rights - Ithaca Times

October 1, 2015 -City Hall questions report showing rise of homelessness in Ithaca - Ithaca Voice

September 30, 2015 -Despite population growth, fewer families are living in Ithaca - Ithaca Voice

September 18, 2015 -Making a Fair Housing Action Plan - Ithaca Times

September 13, 2015 - Arts Competition Broadens Purview - Ithaca Times

September 9, 2015 - Housing discrimination widespread in Ithaca, human rights report says - Ithaca Voice

January 25, 2015 -Ithaca event celebrates human rights - Ithaca Journal

January 14, 2015 - Human rights organization gets new leaders

November 18, 2014 -Community uses arts and games to educate children about human rights - Ithaca Week

November 14, 2014 -What Would MLK Say Today? Poster Contest - Ithaca Times

November 10, 2014 -Human Rights Office Launches MLK Art Contest - Ithaca Times

November 7, 2014 -Changes in store for Tompkins human rights art contest - Ithaca Journal

November 2, 2014-Dream bigger: MLK contest expands to all human rights - Ithaca Journal

December 11, 2013 -Human Rights Commission Marks 50 Years - Ithaca Times

July 16, 2013 -Tompkins County Appoints New Director of Human Rights - Ithaca Times

October 31, 2014: Human Rights K-12 Arts Competition

November 5, 2014: "What Would MLK Say Today?" Poster Contest

July 1, 2017: 30th Annual Human Rights Arts Competition (K-12)