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AUGUST 26 - 30


InFocus: IAOHRA Conference on Location

See interviews and footage from the 2018 IAOHRA Conference.


Additional Conference Video

InFocus Interview  with Paul Booth, Division Manager,  Cincinnati Office of Human Relations

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Topic: International Association of Official Human Rights Agencies (202) 624-5410

Paul Booth - Division Manager, Office of Human Relations, (513) 352-3237
Erika Yingling - Domestic Violence Non-residential Services, YWCA Cincinnati
Shana Cronican - Rural Area Prevention Specialist, YWCA Cincinnati (513) 241-7090

Host: Khrys Styles



Conference Resources

Speaker Presentations

Racial Equality, Human Rights and Migration: Centering Cities- E. Tendayi Achiume , UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and racial discrimination

In-Memorium Presentation - Merrill Smith, Jr., Prince George's County Chair, and IAOHRA Treasurer.


Marijuana: A Game Changer for Employers- Michael C. Griffaton Esq., and Andrew Kaplan Esq,, VORYS Legal Counsel


Investigating (Sex-Based Pay Discrimination)– Melanie Breen, Cincinnati Director, U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission

Census 2020 Operation: A Deeper Dive - Rose Simmons U.S. Census Bureau, Philadelphia Region and Sergio Lopex, Leadership Conference on Civil Rights

Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity and The Fair Housing Act- Lisa Rice, President and CEO, National Fair Housing Alliance

The Hidden Biases of Good People: Implications for Human Rights Agencies and the Communities They Serve - Rev. Dr. Bryant T. Marks, Sr., Chief Equity Officer and Principal Trainer, National Training Institute on Race and Equity (NTIRE) 

Commissioner Training Part 1: Introduction and The Roles of Commissioners - Merrill Smith, Jr. , Chairman, Prince Georges County , MD Human Relations Commission

Commissioner Training Part 2: The Quasi AND The Judicial: Ethical Considerations for Quasi-Judicial Officers - Clarence Henderson, Jr. Esq., Commissioner, Washington State Human Rights Commission

This is America: Confronting Our Nation's Legacy of Racism - Kyle Strickland, JD, Senior Legal Analyst, Kirwan Institute


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