Here is a link to the Facebook Live video transcript of the community forum “A Community Conversation about Local Human Rights Enforcement” co-sponsored by the Tompkins County Human Rights Commission, Dorothy Cotton Institute (DCI), Activists Committed to Interrupting Oppression Now (ACTION), Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ), Black Lives Matter Ithaca (BLMI), and the Tompkins County Workers’ Center (TCWC) at the Tompkins County Public Library on June 25, 2018.
The forum was moderated by Marcia Baum. Panelists Jemila Walida Simon, Amos Malone, and Xavier Rusk share their perspectives on the subject and our current conditions in Tompkins County, including a presentation on history and human rights violation complaint processing by the County’s Office of Human Rights in the past contrasted to the present due to changes by the County Administration. Community member Kirby Edmonds shares the full text of a letter from the County Administrator, County Attorney, and County Interim Director of the Office of Human rights sent to all co-sponsor agencies ahead of the event. Community members offer their views.
The Tompkins County Workers’ Center thanks everyone who planned and participated in this event for their contributions!