March 10, 2017    9:30am-10:30am   

You Are Invited to: Understanding “Ban the Box”: Creating a Fair Chance

BorgWarner Conference Room,
Tompkins County Public Library
101 East Green Street, Ithaca, NY



Understanding “Ban the Box”: Creating a Fair Chance

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

The two-hour forum will provide opportunity for business owners, organizations, and individuals to learn more about removing employment application “check-box” questions regarding criminal records, and delaying the background check inquiry until later in the hiring process.

Questions will be addressed by panelists representing government, academia, law, small business, and non-profits who have implemented “Ban the Box” at their workplaces; 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.


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

Moderator: George Ferrari, CEO, Community Foundation

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