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Understanding "Ban The Box": Creating a Fair Chance

Friday March 10, 2017

9:30 am - 11:30 am

FREE AND OPEN TO ALL

REGISTER ONLINE at www.hsctc.org/workshops

Borg Warner Conference Room, Tompkins County Public Library, 

101 E. Green St. at S. Cayuga St., Ithaca, NY

Presented by the Diversity Consortium of Tompkins County
in cooperation with the Human Services Coalition

Co-sponsored by the Tompkins County Public Library

A NEW PANEL DISCUSSION FOR ORGANIZATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE ABOUT REMOVING THE “CHECK BOX” REGARDING CRIMINAL RECORDS AND DELAYING THE BACKGROUND CHECK INQUIRY UNTIL LATER IN THE HIRING PROCESS.

The forum will bring together panelists from a cross-section of professions, including government, academia, law, and small business to discuss the ramifications of prematurely or illegally considering conviction information, and the role it may play in preventing people with past convictions from receiving a fair chance. 

Questions will be addressed by panel members who have had experience with implementing ban the box in their work places; who have had experience with the criminal justice system; or who are working to support those who are re-entering the community and seeking to be productive citizens. 

As a number of local employers are implementing “ban the box,” others are looking for more direction. Additionally, many community members are seeking guidance on how they can be part of a movement to welcome back those who have been formerly involved in the criminal justice system and to ensure that they have a fair chance to work. The Diversity Consortium of Tompkins County is sponsoring this forum to support this effort. 

George Ferrari, Director, Community Foundation of Tompkins County will moderate this session. 

 

Panelists include: 

Khalil Bey, Ultimate Re-entry Opportunity Mentor Coordinator, Multicultural Resource Center

Laura Branca, Managing Partner, TFC Associates and Co-Owner of Moosewood, Inc. 

Phoebe Brown, Ultimate Re-entry Opportunity Community Outreach Coordinator, Multicultural Resource Center

Amy Guererri, Commissioner of Personnel, Tompkins County Government

Jason M. Leifer, Attorney and Dryden Town Supervisor

Schelley Michell- Nunn, Director Human Services, City of Ithaca

Allan Bishop - Associate Vice President Human Resources, Cornell University

Registration and Payment

Register online at www.hsctc.org/workshops. Registration is encouraged but not required

 

Special Needs

Please notify us if you have any special needs; the Coalition wishes to make its workshops accessible to everyone.

For the comfort of everyone, HSC workshops are fragrance free.  We appreciate your cooperation.

For directions, parking instructions, and further information, please visit our website at www.hsctc.org/workshops.

The Coalition is a United Way agency.