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Nov
19
Mon
Deadline – Awards 2019 Nominations
Nov 19 @ 4:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Deadline - Awards 2019 Nominations

For 28 years, OC Human Relations has been honoring individuals, law enforcement, school and community organizations for their contributions to human relations in Orange County.

This is your opportunity to nominate a local unsung hero!

Nominations close at 4pm on Monday, Nov 19.

Learn more at: http://www.ochumanrelationsawards.org/nominations2019/

Nov
20
Tue
Transgender Day of Rememberance
Nov 20 all-day
Transgender Day of Rememberance

The Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR), also known as the International Transgender Day of Remembrance, is observed annually on November 20 as a day to memorialize those who have been murdered as a result of transphobia and to draw attention to the continued violence endured by the transgender community.

Transgender Day of Remembrance was founded in 1999 by Gwendolyn Ann Smith, a transgender woman, to memorialize the murder of transgender woman Rita Hester in Allston, Massachusetts.  Since its inception, TDoR has been held annually on November 20, and it has slowly evolved from the web-based project started by Smith into an international day of action. In 2010, TDoR was observed in over 185 cities throughout more than 20 countries.

For more information on this day, see GLAAD’s website.

Nov
23
Fri
Native American Heritage Day
Nov 23 all-day
Native American Heritage Day

American Indian Heritage Day, also known as Native American Heritage Day, recognizes the native American heritage, history and contributions. It’s the Friday after Thanksgiving Day in the United States. In 2008, President George W. Bush signed into law legislation introduced by Congressman Joe Baca (D-Rialto), to designate the Friday after Thanksgiving as Native American Heritage Day.

Native Americans are the descendants of the aboriginal, indigenous, native people who were the original inhabitants of the United States. American Indian Heritage Day aims to highlight the relationship between the United States government and the Native American governments, as well as honor the achievements and contributions of Native Americans to the US.

Native Americans have made distinct and significant contributions to the United States and the rest of the world in many fields, including agriculture, medicine, music, language, and art. Throughout history, Native Americans have distinguished themselves as inventors, entrepreneurs, spiritual leaders, as well as scholars.

Nov
25
Sun
International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
Nov 25 all-day
International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Nov 25 is the UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in our world today.

According to a 2016 UN study, 19 per cent of women between 15 and 49 years of age said they had experienced physical and/or sexual violence by an intimate partner in the 12 months prior to the survey. In the most extreme cases, such violence can lead to death. In 2012, almost half of all women who were victims of intentional homicide worldwide were killed by an intimate partner or family member, compared to 6 per cent of male victims.

Nov
27
Tue
Giving Tuesday Benefit Concert for OC Human Relations @ Church of the Foothills
Nov 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Big thanks to MenAlive, the OC Gay Men’s Chorus for putting on this 1 hour mini-concert featuring songs drawn from the MenAlive Chorus’ “Merry & Bright” holiday show!

Admission to the mini-concert is by free, but all donations received that evening will benefit OC Human Relations BRIDGES Program.

Plus, you can donate $10 to the BRIDGES Program by attending the MenALive “Merry & Bright” Concert on Nov 30 and Dec 1.  See http://bit.ly/merryOC2018 for details.

 

Dec
2
Sun
International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
Dec 2 all-day
International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

The focus of this day is on eradicating contemporary forms of slavery, such as trafficking in persons, sexual exploitation, the worst forms of child labour, forced marriage, and the forced recruitment of children for use in armed conflict.  Today, 21 million women, men and children are trapped in slavery all over the world. The International Labour Organization (ILO) has teamed up with prominent artists, athletes and advocates in its new campaign to End Slavery Now.

“In the 19th century, the international community came together to declare slavery an affront to our common humanity. Today, governments, civil society and the private sector must unite to eradicate all contemporary forms of slavery, including forced labour. Together, let us do our utmost for the millions of victims throughout the world who are held in slavery and deprived of their human rights and dignity.” – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Dec
3
Mon
International Day of Persons with Disabilities
Dec 3 all-day
International Day of Persons with Disabilities

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is marked around the world annually on 3 December, as per General Assembly resolution 47/3 of 14 October 1992, to promote awareness and mobilize support for critical issues pertaining to the inclusion of persons with disabilities in society and development.

“Let us spare no effort to ensure that policies, programmes, guidelines and 21st century technologies are accessible to persons with disabilities, and sensitive to their perspectives and experiences”. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Learn more on the UN website

Dec
10
Mon
Human Rights Day
Dec 10 all-day

The UN General Assembly proclaimed 10 December as Human Rights Day in 1950, to bring to the attention ‘of the peoples of the world’ the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations.  It celebrates the fundamental proposition in the Universal Declaration that each one of us, everywhere, at all times is entitled to the full range of human rights, that human rights belong equally to each of us and bind us together as a global community with the same ideals and values.
Click here to read the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Dec
18
Tue
International Migrants Day
Dec 18 all-day
International Migrants Day

On December 18, the international community recognizes and celebrates the rights of migrants around the world. This year, 2017, marks the 27th anniversary of the UN’s International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families (commonly referred to as the Migrant Worker’s Convention or Migrant Rights Convention). It was approved by the UN General Assembly on Dec. 18, 1990.

Learn more about International Migrants Day on the UN website.

Jan
1
Tue
National Mentoring Month
Jan 1 all-day
National Mentoring Month

January 1 marks the start of National Mentoring Month, which focuses national attention on the need for mentors, as well as how each of us—individuals, businesses, government agencies, schools, faith communities and nonprofits—can work together to increase the number of mentors to assure positive outcomes for our young people.

Jan
16
Wed
National Religious Freedom Day
Jan 16 all-day
National Religious Freedom Day

Each year, the President declares January 16th to be Religious Freedom Day, and calls upon Americans to “observe this day through appropriate events and activities in homes, schools, and places of worship.”   National Religious Freedom Day commemorates the Virginia General Assembly’s adoption of Thomas Jefferson’s landmark Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom on January 16, 1786. That statute became the basis for the establishment clause of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and led to freedom of religion for all Americans.

Jan
17
Thu
40-Hour Basic Mediation Training Begins @ OC Human Relations Offices
Jan 17 @ 8:00 am – 4:45 pm

The 40-Hour Basic Mediation training is presented by OC Human Relations mediation professionals and is composed of 5 8-hour sessions.

Mediation is a voluntary method of dispute resolution in which the parties settle their dispute with the aid of a trained mediator or a co-mediator team. Agreements are reached through effective communication, negotiation, compromise and exploration of options. Any dispute may be brought to mediation as long as both sides agree to attempt a mediated solution. If you are interested in becoming involved in casework in mediation and conciliation, you must complete this certification training.

For more information, click here.

January 2019 Schedule
1/17/19 (Thurs.) 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
1/18/19 (Fri.) 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
1/19/19 (Sat.) 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
1/25/19 (Thurs.) 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
1/26/19 (Fri.) 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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