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Think race isn’t a problem in California? New report shows otherwise

Think race isn’t a problem in California? New report shows otherwise

Don’t be fooled by California’s increasing diversity. Racial and ethnic inequity remains a key problem and a potential barrier to future growth, according to Race Counts, a new Web tool that measures racial and ethnic disparities in the state’s 58 counties.

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Call for Nominations – 2018 OC Human Relations Awards

Call for Nominations - 2018 OC Human Relations Awards

Call for Nominations:  Orange County heroes wanted. OC Human Relations is seeking nominations of individuals, law enforcement, businesses, and community organizations that have made lasting contributions to human relations in Orange County.

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L.A. County hate crimes linked to white supremacists jumped 67% in 2016, study finds

L.A. County hate crimes linked to white supremacists jumped 67% in 2016, study finds

Los Angeles County saw a surge in reported hate crimes last year linked to white supremacists, with a wave of incidents targeting Jews, Muslims and African Americans, according to a study released November 16, 2017.

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After four decades of service, CEO announces retirement

After four decades of service, CEO announces retirement

On Dec. 20, CEO Rusty Kennedy will hand over the reins of OC Human Relations, the nonprofit he has shepherded for the last 20 years, to Alison Edwards, who has worked beside Kennedy at the organization for about 19 of those years. “During these years, I’ve been both vilified and celebrated,” Kennedy said. “But the one thing I can say with confidence is I’ve never been through uninteresting times.”

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OC Human Relations CEO retiring after 40 years

OC Human Relations CEO retiring after 40 years

Rusty Kennedy, a fixture for four decades in Orange County’s human relations services, announced Wednesday he will retire as chief executive of OC Human Relations next month. Deputy Director Alison Edwards will succeed Kennedy on Jan. 1. Kennedy’s last day on the job will be Dec. 22 when the offices will close for the holidays.

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South Jr. High Teachers Take the #HateFreeOC Pledge

South Jr. High Teachers Take the #HateFreeOC Pledge

In November 2017, teachers at South Jr. High School in Anaheim got together to take the #HateFreeOC pledge.  Take a look at the video below, and then, if you haven’t already done so, take the pledge yourself!!

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Anti-semitic incidents surged after Charlottesville, ADL report shows

The number of anti-Semitic incidents in the United States jumped 67 percent during the first nine months of the year, sparked by a sharp increase after national media showed white nationalists chanting “Jews will not replace us” during a mid-summer rally in Charlottesville, Va., according to a report released Thursday by the Anti Defamation League (ADL).

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Summary of Commission Activities – October 2017

Summary of Commission Activities - October 2017

Orange County Human Relations Commission activities, initiatives and outreach for the month of October 2017.

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OC Human Relations Affirms Commitment to Fighting Anti-Semitism

OC Human Relations Affirms Commitment to Fighting Anti-Semitism

This message is intended to clarify the facts in response to the concerns expressed about a teacher training session that OC Human Relations endorsed with the OC Department of Education about Islam and Arabs. It reaffirms our commitment to fighting anti-Semitism over the 26 years of existence as a non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating prejudice, intolerance and discrimination in Orange County.

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We’ve Moved!

We've Moved!

OC Human Relations has moved to 1801 E. Edinger, Suite 115, Santa Ana effective Nov 1, 2017.

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