Articles 2000’s

Anaheim Reaches out to Muslim Arab Communities

Anaheim Reaches out to  Muslim Arab Communities

In Focus, May 15, 2005 About 50 people attended a Business and Police Forum at Anaheim’s Brookhurst Community Centre.  It is one of a series of forums to educate the people of Anaheim sponsored by the Orange County Human Relations Commission, City of Anaheim, Anaheim Police Department, CAIR and others… click here to read more

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Hate Crime against OC Gays Rising

Hate Crime against OC Gays Rising

The Los Angeles Times, May 13, 2005 Complaints of harassment and bigotry towards gays and lesbians in Orange County rose in 2004, continuing a trend that began in 2000, according to a report by the Orange County Human Relations Commission… click here to read more  

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Hate Crime Reports Rise in OC

Hate Crime Reports Rise in OC

The Orange County Register, May 13, 2005 Hate crimes and incidents rose “significantly” in 2004 Orange County Human Relations officials said – but remained below levels seen a decade ago, when recession gripped the county and its population was smaller and less diverse… click here to read more

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Dottie Mulkey – A Profile in Courage and Humility

Dottie Mulkey - A Profile  in Courage and Humility

The Los Angeles Times, May 22, 2005 Last Thursday, Dottie Mulkey was honored by Orange County Human Relations with a Community Leadership Award.  Rusty Kennedy, Executive Director, said he counts Mulkie as one of the “unsung heroes” of Orange County and an “icon of fair housing.” …click here to read more  

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WIMS Workshops Offer Tools of Tolerance

WIMS Workshops Offer Tools of Tolerance

The OC Register, March 5, 2005 12 year old Esther Kim studied the picture of “Bill” a young man with long scraggly hair, mustache and beard and ventured a guess at who he was.  “A dropout,” ventured Kim, a student a Mesa View Middle School, “I don’t know”… click here to read more

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Agencies Must Have Policies on Hate Crimes

Agencies Must Have  Policies on Hate Crimes

The Orange County Register, October 28, 2004 A study last week revealed that more than 40% of law-enforcement agencies in the state don’t have a policy to guide how they respond to hate crimes in their communities.  However, in Orange County, more than 75% of agencies have such policies, according to the OC Human Relations Commission… click here to read

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OHS Student Meets Dalai Lama

OHS Student Meets Dalai Lama

The Orange County Register, April 29, 2004 Orange High School ninth grader Jessica Gutierrez was among the five youths who met the Dalai Lama during his visit to UCI.  Gutierrez represented Orange County Human Relations, which she is involved with through its BRIDGES program… click here to read more

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