The Inter-Ethnic Council of Greater Cincinnati, Inc.  (IECGC) is an independent, non-profit corporation
and is supported by members from various ethnic groups.  The
IECGC exists to promote multi-cultural
awareness, understanding, respect and harmony among different ethnic and nationality groups in Greater
Cincinnati.  The idea for the creation of
IECGC started in mid -1991.  After monthly exploratory conferences
starting in September, the
IECGC was formally organized in March of 1992 and became incorporated under
laws of the state of Ohio on June 30, 1992.

IECGC Membership is open to any ethnic/nationality/ regional organization or community in and beyond
Greater Cincinnati.  The IECGC's Mission is:

  • To provide a forum for all ethnic and nationality groups in Greater Cincinnati.

  • To meet and educate themselves and the public.

  • To promote the values of cultural literacy.









Membership Information is
available at:

IECGC
Cincinnati City Hall
801 Plum Street, Rm. 160
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Phone: (513) 352-3498
The Inter-Ethnic Council of Greater Cincinnati, an organization
comprised of inter-ethnic and inter-faith peoples, joins with the
good people of Cincinnati in condemning the criminal act of
violence against the Islamic Association of Cincinnati
Mosque.   This mosque is an established place of worship for
our Muslim community and is sacred ground.  This bombing
shatters our cherished American freedom to worship the faith
of our choice without fear and in safety.  This deliberate act of
terror, this hate crime, strikes at the core of who we are as a
welcoming community and as a diverse people of many faiths,
ethnic and national origins.
The Inter-Ethnic Council of Greater Cincinnati
calls upon our law enforcement agencies to fully
investigate this criminal act and to identify, arrest,
prosecute and convict in accordance with law the
person or persons responsible.  At the same
time the Inter-Ethnic Council of Greater
Cincinnati also urges any and all persons who
believe they have a grievance against any
religion to express their grievance through
non-violent dialogue and constructive discussion.
The Inter-Ethnic Council of Greater Cincinnati stands with all the
people of Cincinnati in their desire to see that such criminal violence
never recurs in our community.  This Inter-Ethnic Council of Greater
Cincinnati will continue to advocate for timely education and genuine
understanding of inter-ethnic and inter-faith issues.  We, once again,
call upon all persons to engage in dialogue and reconciliation of any
and all religious and ethnic differences.  Each and everyone of us
have the right to worship in peace and to live in security.  An attack on
anyone for their religion is an attack against us all.

Dated: December 21, 2005.
Copyright 2005-2007 All Rights Reserved Charleston C. K. Wang, Esq., Publisher
INTER-ETHNIC COUNCIL
      OF GREATER CINCINNATI, INC.

Cincinnati City Hall
801 Plum Street,  Room 160
Cincinnati, OH 45202.

(513) 352-3498
I E C G C
STATEMENT OF IECGC REGARDING THE BOMBING OF THE ISLAMIC CENTER ON DECEMBER 20, 2005
Please visit the IECGC office and mini-gallery of multi-cultural exhibits in Room 160 of Cincinnati City Hall.
We thank the
Cincinnati Human Relations Commission for making this display possible.
IECGC SALUTES HUMAN RELATIONS MONTH 2007
On 03/16/2007, the Inter-Ethnic Council
of Greater Cincinnati held its annual
gathering at the Clarion Hotel &
Conference Center of Blue Ash in honor
of Human Relations Month and to
present the 2007 Humanitarian Awards.  

Shown in photograph to the left is the
Native American Shawl Dance led by
Jean Marie Brightfire Stophlet, IECGC
Education Director, and joined in by City
of Cincinnati.
Shown in photograph on right is Aila
Shochat who received a Humanitarian
Award from the IEGC.  She is joined by
Michael Beck, Vice President of IECGC.
Shown in photograph to the left is Cecil
Thomas receiving also a Humanitarian
Award from IECGC.   His unwavering
deeply appreciated. To Cecil's right is
Sharmela N. Johnson, President of ICEGC.

Award are:

JoAnn Buck, Peggy Godar, Mary L. Martin,
Sister Ester O'hara, Stan Ross and William
Wade.
Shown in photograph on right is Aila
Shochat and two lady friends, all of whom
are attired for the inter-ethnic celebration in
the dress of Finland.
In the photograph to the left, the Jagd Horn
Blasergruppe of the Cincinnati Germania
Society show off their horns and entertain
the crowd with sounds of the hunt.  
INTERETHNIC COUNCIL OF GREATER CINCINNATI, INC.