Welcome to the web site for the Multicultural Resource Center (MRC)! Many thanks to Andrejs Ozolins for building and hosting this site for us. Thank you for visiting!
MRC started in 1987 and is a small, grassroots 501(c)3 non-profit organization located in Ithaca, NY. We offer a number of programs and cultural celebrations throughout the year, diversity workshops and trainings, and a lending library with resources on undoing racism and diversity education. Please take a look around the site, and feel free to contact us at 607-272-2292 if you have any questions.
Audrey J. Cooper, Director
Chibo Shinagawa, Diversity and Inclusion Special Projects Coordinator
Join us for the annual community luncheon and celebration as we commemorate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Monday, January 17, 2011 at the BJM Elementary School gym.
Featuring guest speakers Reverend Nathanial Wright and Reverend Margie Mayson, local choirs and music from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm.
Speakers panel from 10 am -11:15 am in the BJM library. Join us as we listen to individuals from our community share their personal stories of the impact inflicted on them because of acts of hate, fear and ignorance.
Are you interested in volunteering helping to set up, serve and clean up? Contact GIAC at 272-3622 or MRC at 272-2292 ext. 135 to volunteer or for more information.
MRC is partnering with several area educational and non-profit organizations on a new community initiative called the MLK Community Build. Our first major project is to have 10,000 copies of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s last book, “Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?” re-published for the Ithaca area. The books should be ready for distribution during the summer 2010.
Please visit the new web site for more information.
We would like to thank Laura Branca and Moosewood Restaurant for hosting a very special benefit brunch fundraiser on April 11. Many thanks also to the Ithaca Bakery and Green Star Cooperative Market for donating bagels and cake to be served with the delicious brunch Moosewod prepared.
We would also like to thank the following businesses and individuals who donated to our raffle: La Tourelle Resort; Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance; Tuff Soul; Moosewood Restaurant; and Susan Wolf. We thank our board of directors and Moosewood staff for donating their time and service to the event. We give thanks to all of the people who came to the event and supported MRC—we couldn’t do this work without your support. We were able to raise almost $2,200 that will go toward the Talking Circles on Race & Racism, the Native American Festival, and other diversity programming throughout our community.
The Multicultural Resource Center is very pleased to announce that we have a video of interviews with several people about our program Talking Circles on Race & Racism.
We are very grateful for the volunteer video production of Luke Gustafson, sole proprietor of World View Video Productions, and to the Talking Circle past participants and facilitators who allowed us to interview them: Kim Munson-Burke, Stephanie Baptist, Krishna Ramanujan, Karryn Olson-Ramanujan, Eldred Harris, Elan Shapiro and Nancy Bereano.We are also very grateful to SPEECH of Arrested Development for letting us to use the song “It’s Time” in the video.
Each segment is about ten minutes long. Thanks for taking the time to watch it.
Part I: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9mOKIAms04
Part II: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAbgvhOlKoU