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Cultivate Together – ABC Neighborhood, West Anaheim

Cultivate Together - ABC Neighborhood, West Anaheim

Our Community Capacity Building Program in the ABC Neighborhood in West Anaheim is nearing an end, but the work is not slowing down! Resident leaders recently partnered with various non-profits and City entities to improve one of their community spaces – transforming it from an empty dirt lot to a beautiful community garden!

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Human Relations’ Ambassadors Graduate

Human Relations' Ambassadors Graduate

Recently the 2018 Human Relations Associate Program (HRAP) cohorts celebrated the completion of their year-long HRAP internship.

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Life After Hate Presentation

Life After Hate Presentation

On June 19th from 6-8pm, OC Human Relations and ADL are sponsoring a special presentation at Chapman University and you’re invited! The presentation will be by the co-founders of the amazing non-profit Life After Hate who will share their understanding of what draws individuals to extremist groups and, equally important, why they leave.

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Report shows Hate Crimes rise in US in time of division and foreign interference

Report shows Hate Crimes rise in US in time of division and foreign interference

According to a report from Cal State San Bernardino’s Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism hate crimes rose 12.5% in the 10 largest US cities in 2017.

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Tustin PD and Currie Middle School Parent Dialogue

Tustin PD and Currie Middle School Parent Dialogue

Recently OC Human Relations Commission and Council staff partnered to organize a series of four dialogues between members of the Tustin Police Department and parents of Currie Middle School parents. The goals were to strengthen relationships between parents and the police department; clear up stereotypes and negative perceptions between law enforcement and Latino Parents; and to develop a better understanding of each other’s role in the community.

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The Power of Kindness

The Power of Kindness

One of our wonderful Huntington Beach High School BRIDGES students created a heart-warming video about the power of kindness. We’d like to share it with you and hope that you’ll share it with others, we could all do with a little more kindness in our lives!

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OC Human Relations Responds to Concern Over Honoring Sheriff Hutchens

OC Human Relations Responds to Concern Over Honoring Sheriff Hutchens

In the category of Community Oriented Policing, we are honoring the Sheriff for her creation of an Inter Faith Advisory Council. We are aware that community members have well-articulated concerns over decisions and policies the Sheriff has authored, this is one particular initiative that we felt has been positive and wanted to show case as the type of engagement that we value.

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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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