Ohio Valley Goodwill was delighted to join with Greater Cincinnati luminaries and long-time friends in celebrating the life-time advocacy efforts of Robert Harris who was recently inducted into the Civil Rights Hall of Fame. At a tribute celebration held on February 13th at the Fifth Third Convening Center at the United Way of Greater Cincinnati, the stirring evening was facilitated by Master of Ceremonies, Mona Morrow, Community Affairs Director, from WCPO TV.
The assembled guests were pleased to honor Robert during the festive evening while a series of official recognition events took place. Ohio Senator Eric Kearney presented Robert with a proclamation from the Ohio Senate noting his lifetime of advocacy for civil rights and equal justice in the Greater Cincinnati community. Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune then presented Robert with a commendation from the Hamilton County Commissioners in recognition for his remarkable efforts on behalf of citizens with disabilities and promoting accessibility in the community. Finally, Cincinnati City Council Member Yvette Simpson, proclaimed February 13th to be “Robert Harris Day” in the city of Cincinnati.
The inspiring presentations were followed by a buffet dinner hosted by the Center for Independent Living Options, (CILO), with support from Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services and other partners. Goodwill Public Information Officer, Michael Flannery and Marketing Specialist, Sharon Hannon were delighted to have the opportunity to congratulate Robert on his lifetime of advocacy, induction into the Civil Rights Hall of Fame and public recognition at the evening’s celebration.
Ohio Valley Goodwill congratulates Robert Harris on his lifetime of activism and advocacy across the city of Cincinnati and the State of Ohio.