BRIDGES News

Người Việt Article On Board Member Kathy Tran

Người Việt Article On Board Member Kathy Tran

The Vietnamese language newspaper, Người Việt, recently wrote an article about long-time BRIDGES member and current OC Human Relations Council Director Kathy Tran. Kathy became involved with OC Human Relations while at middle school and has become a true community-leader. The Người Việt article is reproduced below. Kathy Trần: “Học gấp đôi để mẹ không phải làm 12 tiếng mỗi

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Walk In My Shoes 2012

Walk In My Shoes 2012

Over 600 students and teachers from schools across Orange County attended the day-long Walk In My Shoes youth conference, November 16, at the University of California, Irvine. The conference was emceed by students Candice Brown of Cypress High School, Ralex Gutierrez of Magnolia High School and Kornkamol (Moon) Pankam of Capistrano Valley High School. The morning keynote speech was delivered

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Students gang up on bullying

Students gang up on bullying

Year-long campus campaign begins with a film and a seminar that address the issue. Taken from The Daily Pilot, article by Britney Barnes 5:13 PM PST, November 10, 2012 CdMHS’s Human Relations Council screened the Lee Hirsch-directed documentary “Bully.” The film was followed by a panel discussion to kick-off “Stand Up, Don’t Stand By,” a year-long campaign to raise awareness

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“I Am Part of a Movement”

"I Am Part of a Movement"

A couple of months ago, I walked into a strange room not knowing what I would encounter. I saw strange but friendly faces, a “melting pot” of a variety of people. They were different ethnicities, different religions and different cultures. After the first 15 minutes went by, a new vibe dispersed over us. Everyone was talking as if they had

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Have You Met Christian?

Have You Met Christian?

When Christian first joined the Bridges Program at Garden Grove High School he barely spoke to anyone. In fact, we weren’t sure that he was enjoying the program, but he showed up every week, so we greeted him each time and tried to make sure that he, and all the students, felt welcomed. Two years later Christian was still coming

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CdM students participate in Silence the Violence Day

CdM students participate in Silence the Violence Day

Some tape their mouths shut as part of a youth movement to raise awareness of harassment, prejudice and discrimination. The sounds of the high school band Cosmic Infinity reverberated through Corona del Mar High School’s quad Friday, drowning out the conversations of students eating lunch. As the music geared up, students celebrated breaking the silence, with some pulling pieces of

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BRIDGES’ Speaker Symposium at La Quinta High School Challenge Students to Get Informed and Unite for Change

BRIDGES’ Speaker Symposium at La Quinta High School  Challenge Students to Get Informed and Unite for Change

You could hear a pin drop as students listened attentively to speakers during the Speaker Symposium at La Quinta High School in Westminster on Friday, March 9th. Organized by students in the BRIDGES program, the Speaker Symposium exposed high school students to different human relations’ issues such as school bullying, drug abuse, Islamophobia, youth empowerment, and human trafficking. This year’s

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