Articles 2000’s

Awards 37 Honors Tolerance

Awards 37 Honors Tolerance

The Orange County Register, May 4, 2008 Police departments, high schools and a Latino theater ensemble were among those honored by OC Human Relations Commission for their efforts to fight intolerance and discrimination… click here to read more  

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Diverse Faiths Find Hope In SARAH

Diverse Faiths Find Hope In SARAH

The Orange County Register, April 27, 2008 Religious beliefs have been used as wedges throughout history, driving various believers into hostile camps.  But religious beliefs can also be used as a foundation: a basis to gather, discuss, celebrate and learn.  SARAH, the Spiritual and Religious Alliance for Hope, was launched in 2002… click here to read more  

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Corona del Mar Honored for Diversity

Corona del Mar Honored for Diversity

The Daily Pilot, April 20, 2008 Corona del Mar has been named a distinguished school in Orange County thanks to its program unifying the campus’ diverse groups.  Orange County Human Relations bestowed the honor on three schools in Orange County… click here to read more  

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Reports of O.C. Hate Crimes Declined ’07

Reports of O.C. Hate Crimes Declined '07

The OC Register, April 17, 2008 The number of hate crimes reported in Orange County last year dropped sharply according to a report by OC Human Relations Commission.  However, the report found that African-Americans, who make up less than 2% of Orange County’s population, continue to be targeted more than any other group… click here to read more    

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SARAH CC Being Honored

SARAH CC Being Honored

URI-NA Briefings, April 8,2008 The Orange County Human Relations Commission will soon be “Honoring outstanding people for their exemplary contributions to our schools, community and police departments.”  SARAH-CC organizer Sande Harte has been recognized in the category of Community Leaders… click here to read more

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14th Annual Walk In My Shoes

14th Annual Walk In My Shoes

Fullerton Observer, March 15, 2008 OC Human Relations 14th annual youth conference featured more than 20 interactive workshops, where students explored issues of identity and culture and developed leadership skills.  Over 500 students attended the event… click here to read more

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Stepping Up For Children

Stepping Up For Children

OC Register, December 27, 2007 Sixteen local Spanish-speaking parents graduate from 6-week course designed to improve communication and build leaders.  The main goal is to get parents involved in the educational system… click here to read more

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OC’s Hate Crime Tally Inches Upward

OC's Hate Crime Tally Inches Upward

The Los Angeles Times, May 18, 2007 Reported hate crimes were up slightly last year, with African-Americans the most targeted group, according to an annual tally.  The Orange County Human Relations Commission reported 101 such incidents or crimes in 2006, compared to 97 in 2005… click here to read more

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Hate Crimes Most Often Target Blacks

Hate Crimes Most Often Target Blacks

The Orange County Register, May 18, 2007 Blacks are the most frequent target of hate crimes in Orange County, but leaders fear that new statistics don’t show a true picture of the problem.   The county’s annual report revealed 19 hate crimes aimed at blacks in 2006 compared to 2005’s 17… click here to read more

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