Community Building

Tracing Their Roots

Tracing Their Roots

About 1,300 miles southeast of San Clemente lies El Bajio de Bonillas, a Mexican town on the outskirts of Silao where a U.S. government Bracero Program office used to recruit Mexican laborers. Today, El Bajio has a reported population of 2,732 people. But the tiny town has spawned a large footprint, helping to weave the social fabric of modern-day San Clemente.

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O.C. report: Blacks, gays most often targets for hate crime

O.C. report: Blacks, gays most often targets for hate crime

Overall, 61 crimes were reported in 2012, a drop of about 21 percent when compared with the previous year. By SALVADOR HERNANDEZ / ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER Published: May 23, 2013 Updated: May 24, 2013 10:11 a.m. African Americans and gays were the most frequent targets of reported hate crimes in Orange County last year, according to a report released by the

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Report: Hate crimes against the LGBT community jump in Orange County

Report: Hate crimes against the LGBT community jump in Orange County

Ben Bergman | May 23rd, 2013, 6:37am Hate crimes targeting gays and lesbians have jumped in Orange County, according to a new report released Thursday. Read the full document here. For over two decades, the non-profit group, OC Human Relations, has released its annual study of hate crimes. According to the latest report, there were 13 hate crimes against gays

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O.C. hate crimes fall; attacks based on sexual orientation rise

O.C. hate crimes fall; attacks based on sexual orientation rise

The Orange County Human Relations Commission reported 61 hate crimes, a drop of 21% from the year before. But crimes involving sexual orientation nearly doubled. By Mike Anton, Los Angeles TimesMay 23, 2013, 12:05 a.m. The number of reported hate crimes in Orange County fell by 21% last year, even though such crimes based on sexual orientation almost doubled, according

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Orange County Hate Crimes Against LGBT Residents Increase

Orange County Hate Crimes Against LGBT Residents Increase

Posted: Friday, May 24, 2013 12:52 pm | Updated: 9:05 pm, Fri May 24, 2013. By ADAM ELMAHREK | While the overall number of reported hate crimes in Orange County has dropped since last year, hate crimes committed against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents has been rising, according to the Orange County Human Relations Commission’s annual hate crime report

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El Bajio to San Clemente

El Bajio to San Clemente

In the summer of 2012 OC Human Relations engaged a multi-generational group of Latino residents in a community-based project called “El Bajio to San Clemente: An Inter-Generational Exploration of a Cultural Journey.” Residents spent the summer telling the collective story of how almost an entire village migrated from El Bajio, Mexico to San Clemente, including the challenges and struggles of

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Parent Leaders Emerge

Parent Leaders Emerge

It’s always exciting to be in the room when old stereotypes are proven wrong. That’s what happened last month when 17 parents from Sycamore Jr. High in Anaheim graduated from OC Human Relations’ Parent Leadership Institute (PLI). These parents spent 6 weeks attending workshops on understanding the school system, graduation requirements, parent rights and responsibilities and how to partner with

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