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The Officers of IAOHRA are elected at the annual meeting and shall serve a term of two years beginning with the adjournment of the annual meeting at which they have been elected and until their respective successors are elected and qualified. See additional conference photos here.

Rue Landau, Executive Director, PCHR, Kicks off the "LBGTQ Enforcement & Policy Issues" session at the IAOHRA Conference.



Catherine E. Lhamon (2nd from the left) with members of the USCCRgov State Advisory Committee engage with with fighting for civil and human rights.



"How Integrated Communities Advance Tolerance", Rachelle Dickerson, Director of External Relations of the New York Division of Human Rights, and Don DeMarco, Sr. Integer, and University of California Professor, Craig Flourney

Integrated Communties


Ray Miller, former Ohio Legislator and President & Publisher of the Columbus African American News Journal, tell IAOHRA "Defeat Is Not an Option"

Defeat Is Not an Option


Exceptional Leadership

Thank You Michael Payton, Director of the Ohio Civil Rights Commission, for exceptional leadership in the largest fair housing case in history - an $11 million verdict in 2008 against the City of Zanesville for denying water to a predominantly African American community 


Members & Guests

First Deputy Ken Gunn (center) attended the International Association of Official Human Rights Agencies (Iaohra) in Cincinnati this week. IAORHA's members include about 75 state, county, and municipal human rights/relations agencies like the CCHR across the U.S. and Canada.

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Community Talks

Beloved Community Talks, The King Center


E. Tendayi Achiume

"Citizenship shouldn't matter when it comes to basic human rights," E. Tendayi Achiume, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, UCLA Law School.



From Left to Right

James L. Stowe, IAOHRA Atlantic Regional Representative
Merrill Smith, Jr., IAOHRA Treasurer
Rue Landau, Esq., Member-at-Large
Robin Toma, IAOHRA President
Ken Gunn, Guest Speaker
Diane Clements-Boyd, Midwest Regional Representative
Carol Johnson, Esq., 2nd, Vice President
Gwendolyn Wiggins, Esq., Member-at-Large
Dr. Alisa Warren, Member-at-Large
Paul Valenti, Southern Region Representative
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