Articles 1990’s

Rusty Kennedy Fighting Injustice

Rusty Kennedy Fighting Injustice

OC Register, December 5, 1999 1955 – Rusty Kennedy starts standing up for human rights when he’s lying down.  In his stroller.  His mother, Natalie, pushes baby Rusty around their Golden Hills neighborhood in Fullerton, as she collects signatures…. click here to read more

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A Walk For Diversity

A Walk For Diversity

The Los Angeles Times, December 6, 1998 The changing face of  Orange County is ever more apparent.  The percentage of whites is decreasing, the percentage of Latinos and Asians is increasing…click here to read more

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Tolerance Program Praised

Tolerance Program Praised

The OC Register, April 28, 1998 BRIDGES, an Orange County school program, was honored by the White House this week for its efforts to teach youth ethnic tolerance and understanding… click here to read more

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White House to Spotlight Hate Crimes

White House to Spotlight Hate Crimes

OC Register, November 9, 1997 Rusty Kennedy, executive director of the Orange County Human Relations Commission, will be among the participants at a hate-crime conference Monday at the White House… click here to read more

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Huntington Students Take Big Step With Walk for Peace

Huntington Students Take Big Step With Walk for Peace

The Los Angeles TImes, April 6, 1997 The hundreds of Huntington Beach High School students who recently marched down Main Street to promote non-violence deserve credit for recognizing a major problem in our society – how we all get along – and trying to address it… click here to read more

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Fighting Hate Crimes 24 Hours a Day

Fighting Hate Crimes 24 Hours a Day

The Los Angeles Times, October 24, 1996 In his desk drawer, Orange County Human Relations Commission worker, Eli Reyna, keeps a note of thanks from a victim of a hate crime who lay in the hospital after being stabbed 27 times… click here to read more

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Board to Mark 25 Years of Making Cultures Come Together

Board to Mark 25 Years of Making Cultures Come Together

The OC Register, April 20, 1996 On a recent school day, the Executive Director of the Orange County Human Relations Commission accompanied an American Indian father and son to a meeting with the principal of the boy’s school… click here to read more

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Human Relations Panel Is Still Rising to Challenges

Human Relations Panel Is Still Rising to Challenges

The Los Angeles Times, March 10, 1996 An award for foresight should go to the Orange County Board of Supervisors who 25 years ago recognized the need for a Human Relations Commission, established it and provide the money…. click here to read more

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Swift Action Fitting After School Brawl

Swift Action Fitting After School Brawl

The Los Angeles Times, May 28, 1995 The need for improved racial awareness becomes apparent in changing south county.  When Aliso Niguel High School opened two years ago it had the bright feeling of promise in which new schools excel… click here to read more

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Human Relations Panel Honors Youths’ Activism

Human Relations Panel Honors Youths' Activism

The Los Angeles Times, April 23, 1995 Six youth will be honored tonight at OC Human Relations Commission 24th annual Human Relations Awards banquet.  This is the most young people to be recognized since the awards program began… click here to read more

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