Listening Sessions

The Listening Sessions: Six Months Later

The Listening Sessions: Six Months Later

In late 2012 and early 2013 the OC Human Relations Commission held a series of ”Listening Sessions” across the county, inviting African-American community members to share their stories, challenges, and celebrations of living in Orange County. The “Listening Sessions” were prompted by the experiences of an African-American family who were targeted by hate in Yorba Linda. In June we released

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Commission Releases Final Listening Session Report

Commission Releases Final Listening Session Report

In late 2012 and early 2013 the OC Human Relations Commission held a series of ”Listening Sessions” across the county, inviting African-American community members to share their stories, challenges, and celebrations of living in Orange County.

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Hate Crimes Happen Far More Often Than Prosecutions Show

Hate Crimes Happen Far More Often Than Prosecutions Show

Voice of OC: Orange County made national headlines last year with the news that an African-American couple, both police officers, moved their family out of its Yorba Linda home after repeatedly being targeted in attacks that had all the earmarks of racially motivated crimes.

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OC’s blacks experience subtle racism, discrimination

OC's blacks experience subtle racism, discrimination

March 16, 2013 By ROXANA KOPETMAN / ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER For Nina Boyd and her family, racism isn’t an in-your-face kind of thing. Not like in the mid-’70s, when she first moved to Orange County and renting an apartment was a daunting experience. As soon as landlords found out she was African American, apartments were no longer available. Today, it’s

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Commission Listens in Yorba Linda

Commission Listens in Yorba Linda

27.01.13: The Commission held a listening session to hear more of the experiences of African-American’s living in Orange County.

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Stories and Recommendations from 12.08.2012 Listening Session

Stories and Recommendations from 12.08.2012 Listening Session

On Saturday, December 8, OC Human Relations Commission, along with Christ Our Redeemer AME Church, West Coast Christian Tabernacle, New Spirit Baptist Church, OC NAACP, Dr. Thomas Parham, and the Thurgood Marshall Bar Association invited African-American community members to share their stories, challenges, and celebrations of living in Orange County. The “Listening Session” was prompted by the experiences of an

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Interfaith Dialogues: Building the Beloved Community

Interfaith Dialogues: Building the Beloved Community

In December we hosted the first in a series of Listening Sessions with members of Orange County’s African-American community in response to the story of a family who left Orange County, feeling forced out by hate.

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Orange County Residents Share Stories at “Listening Session”

Orange County Residents Share Stories at "Listening Session"

On Saturday, December 8, OC Human Relations Commission, along with Christ Our Redeemer AME Church, West Coast Christian Tabernacle, New Spirit Baptist Church, OC NAACP, Dr. Thomas Parham, and the Thurgood Marshall Bar Association invited African-American community members to share their stories, challenges, and celebrations of living in Orange County. The “Listening Session” was prompted by the experiences of an

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