is located at 210 W. State St., just one block from the Ithaca
Commons. We house lending materials of multicultural books
and tapes. Come in and visit us any weekday from 9 am - 5pm.
MRC also publishes Our Culture, a bimonthly newsletter whose
purpose is to put people of color in the news, in a positive
light. Come by and pick up a copy. We also sponsor a host
of programs that celebrate, educate and entertain around cultural
is continually growing. Our books
and magazines cover a wide variety of topics and
cultures. We would love to have more books with themes such
as Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, countries around the
world and any other topic of a multicultural nature. If you
have books around the house to donate or if you would like
to check books out please stop by our office. The books are
for everyone to borrow, and it's free.
is partially operated by donations from the public. We appreciate
any financial contributions that you would like to make to
the organization. Of course, all contributions are tax deductible.
Come into the Multicultural Resource Center and expand you
knowledge of the world around you. MRC is governed by a Board
in the 1980s by a group of concerned citizens, the Multicultural
Resource Center (MRC) was a project of the Center for Religion,
Ethics, and Social Policy (CRESP), a Cornell affiliate. On
January 1, 1998, MRC became a self-governed, incorporated
goals and objectives of MRC's mission are to provide information,
contacts, support, workshops, trainings, books, tapes, and
celebrations around diversity issues to the individuals of
Tompkins County. MRC provides these services in order to facilitate
the community's work on diversity issues, to empower individuals
around these issues, and to celebrate diversity.
accomplishing these tasks, MRC addresses the community's need
for all individuals to find materials and resources related
to their culture and other cultures, and to have immediate
access to these resources, as well as to provide for the community
workshops and celebrations, all of which bring about diversity
awareness and cultural empowerment through various means.
boasts an active lending library that is available to the
public every weekday. In addition to this resource, MRC has
also provided periodic book clubs, movie nights, poetry readings,
story-telling times throughout the past few years.
you would like to be involved in the work or leadership of
MRC or might simply enjoy learning more about what MRC can
offer you, please feel free to contact
us. We look forward to hearing from you!