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OC Human Relations on Sanctuary Conversation, Board of Supervisors Meeting

OC Human Relations on Sanctuary Conversation, Board of Supervisors Meeting

At the meeting of the Orange County Board of Supervisors held on March 27, 2018, numerous residents of the county came to address the Board, demonstrating a high level of civic engagement and a wide spectrum of perspectives.
Unfortunately, the meeting dissolved into hostility, name-calling and scapegoating. Such vitriol plainly impedes the ability of people – like-minded or not – to work together. This weakens our ability to address issues like homelessness and immigrant integration, and communicates the wrong message to our children.

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OC Human Relations Honors OC’s Unsung Heroes/Pays Tribute to Founder & Outgoing CEO, Rusty Kennedy!

OC Human Relations Honors OC’s Unsung Heroes/Pays Tribute to Founder & Outgoing CEO, Rusty Kennedy!

On May 3, 2018 OC Human Relations will honor the outstanding work of local individuals and groups at its Annual AWARDS Celebration and Fundraiser at the City National Grove of Anaheim. The AWARDS Celebration is a unique occasion that brings together hundreds of residents, along with business and community leaders to celebrate justice, diversity and the human spirit. The title sponsor for AWARDS 2018 is Banc of California.

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Students Inspired at Walk In My Shoes!

Students Inspired at Walk In My Shoes!

Walk In My Shoes, OC Human Relations’ Annual BRIDGES Youth Conference, brings together students from across Orange County to explore issues of identity and culture, develop leadership skills, and learn from examples of successful youth activism. The goal is to empower and mobilize students to work towards creating positive social change. This year’s conference theme was: “In Solidarity, In Struggle”.

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Advanced Mediation Trainings Announced

Advanced Mediation Trainings Announced

Our Spring Training Series offers two workshops of interest to mediators or those in training to be mediators. April 19 features the topic of “Civil Harassment Mediation” and April 26, it’s “Unlawful Detainer Mediation”

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Watch 2 great spoken word pieces from HRAP student, Jesse Payton

Watch 2 great spoken word pieces from HRAP student, Jesse Payton

Jesse Payton is a senior at Garden Grove High School and has been involved with the BRIDGES Safe and Respectful School Program for 2 years and is a student leader in OC Human Relations’ Ambassadors Program. Jesse has been an avid writer of poetry for 4 years now and has recently started spoken word poetry.

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Studies show the effects of racism

Studies show the effects of racism

“One of the most popular liberal post-racial ideas is the idea that the fundamental problem is class and not race, and clearly this study explodes that idea,” said Ibram Kendi, a professor and director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University. “But for whatever reason, we’re unwilling to stare racism in the face.”

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Workshop – kNOw Hate in the LGBT Community

Workshop - kNOw Hate in the LGBT Community

On March 29, join the LGBT Center OC and the OC Human Relations Commission to learn about and discuss hate in the LGBTQ community. At this interactive workshop you will learn about hate crimes and incidents, engage in meaningful dialogue and explore ways to denounce hate.

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Recent hate-related newspaper articles

Recent hate-related newspaper articles

Unfortunately, the last few weeks have seen a series of articles reporting on hate and/or intolerance related activities within the United Stares, California and Orange County. All the more reason for you to join our #HateFreeOC campaign!

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OC Human Relations Supports Investigation of Name Change for Fanning Elementary

OC Human Relations Supports Investigation of Name Change for Fanning Elementary

OC Human Relations wrote to the Brea Olinda School District to thank them for agreeing to investigate the name of William E. Fanning Elementary and whether it should be changed and encouraging them to carefully weigh the impact of their decision, knowing that this moment is another in our county’s history where we can be an example to so many of the power of righting wrongs and healing communities.

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kNOw Hate in the LGBT Community

kNOw Hate in the LGBT Community

On March 29, join the LGBT Center OC and the OC Human Relations Commission to learn about and discuss hate in the LGBTQ community.

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