Category: News
| March 16, 2010 | 2:17 pm | News | Comments closed

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

Fabina Colon, Program Educator

First Peoples’ Festival & “Guswenta: Renewing the Two Row”~ Sep. 29th & Oct. 4th 2014~
| September 23, 2014 | 2:07 pm | News | Comments closed


Monday, September 29, 6:30pm A documentary @ Cinemapolis: “Guswenta: Renewing the Two Row” by Gwendolyn Cates with discussion after with Daygot Leeyos, Andy Mager & Donna Silversmith

$10 suggested (no one turned away!) With sponsorship by Ithaca Catholic Workers and Sara Pines



Saturday, October 4th, First Peoles’ Festival @ Dewitt Park, downtown Ithaca,

10 am to 5:30 pm. 11 am  Traditional Opening by Cayugas

Welcome by Mayor Svante Myrick & Dan Hill, Cayuga Nation


• Kontiwennenhawi – Akwesasne Women Singers

*Perry Ground, Traditional Stories

• Dan Hill, Cayuga, Flute

• Crow Weaver Band

• Emilio Benites, Peruvian, Zamponas

• Craig Luther, Diné, Flute

Children’s activities:

Amazing Pete’s balloon creations, storytelling, face painting, Home Depot building projects, corn husk doll making with Marcy & Bernadette Kane, Seneca Nation.

Arts & Crafts:  beadwork, paintings, clothing, lacrosse sticks, flutes, jewelry, silent auction; Peruvian weaving demonstration by Amador Benites.

Food Vendors:  corn soup, fry bread, tacos, vegan/vegetarian options

For more info contact: Audrey J Cooper   607.272.2292

FaceBook event page:

Coordinated by: The Multicultural Resource Center.
Cosponsors: Cornell University, CU American Indian Program,  Ithaca College Center for the Study of Race Culture & Ethnicity, IC Event Services, TC Cornell Cooperative Extension, Cayuga Medical Center, Home Depot, Downtown Ithaca Alliance in partnership with Apple Harvest Festival. Funded in part by the Tompkins County Tourism Program.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Celebration January 17, 2011
| December 6, 2010 | 8:08 pm | News | Comments closed

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.

MLK Community Build New Web Site
| April 23, 2010 | 4:40 pm | News, Uncategorized | Comments closed

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.

MRC thanks Moosewood for the Benefit Brunch!
| April 13, 2010 | 5:23 pm | News, Uncategorized | Comments closed

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.