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Hate Crimes rose 17% last year according to FBI

Hate Crimes rose 17% last year according to FBI

Reported hate crimes in America rose 17 percent last year, the third consecutive year that such crimes increased, according to newly released FBI data that showed an even larger increase in anti-Semitic attacks. Law enforcement agencies reported that 7,175 hate crimes occurred in 2017, up from 6,121 in 2016. That increase was fueled in part by more police departments reporting hate crime data to the FBI, but overall there is still a large number of departments that report no hate crimes to the federal database.

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Irvine Synagogue Hit With Anti-Semitic Vandalism

Irvine Synagogue Hit With Anti-Semitic Vandalism

An Irvine synagogue was defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti overnight Tuesday, just days after the massacre at a Pittsburgh synagogue. Employees arriving for work spotted the vandalism at Beth Jacob Synagogue, Allison Edwards, CEO of the non-profit group OC Human Relations, encouraged citizens to report hate crimes and incidents.

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As hate crimes rise in Orange County, Don Han is the 1st responder to incidents from swastika graffiti to the murder of Blaze Bernstein

As hate crimes rise in Orange County, Don Han is the 1st responder to incidents from swastika graffiti to the murder of Blaze Bernstein

In addition to responding to hate crimes, Don Han also writes the Orange County Hate Crimes Report released jointly by the county’s Human Relations Commission and OC Human Relations, the commission’s nonprofit partner.

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Hate Crimes & Incidents Increase in OC for 3rd Year in a Row

Hate Crimes & Incidents Increase in OC for 3rd Year in a Row

For the third straight year, hate crimes and hate incidents have continued to climb in Orange County. According to the 2017 Hate Crimes Report released by Santa Ana-based OC Human Relations, a nonprofit that partners with the county’s Human Relations Commission, 56 hate crimes and 94 hate incidents were reported countywide in 2017.

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A Statement From OC Human Relations on the Anniversary of 9.11

A Statement From OC Human Relations on the Anniversary of 9.11

Many years ago, our Founders placed our unofficial motto on our currency: “E Pluribus Unum” or “Out of Many, One.” As we commemorate those we lost on September 11th, 2001, let us not forget those words. On that day, we became one in our grief, our pain and our shared loss.

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ABC Neighborhood 3rd Annual Barrio Run

ABC Neighborhood 3rd Annual Barrio Run

On August 25, 2018 the 3rd annual Barrio Run in the ABC Neighborhood, organized by OC Human Relations Community Building team and ABC neighborhood residents was held. The main goal was to unite the community and showcase safety in the neighborhood. Residents were invited to join in a run around the community to promote health and unity

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Everyday RJ 2 Day Training Announced

Everyday RJ 2 Day Training Announced

Join us on October 12 & 13 as our staff experts offer “Everyday RJ”, an introduction to restorative justice and its practical application in our everyday lives. You’ll learn about Tier 1 and 2 tools including community building circles and restorative communication.

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10 Ways to Fight Hate – A video from the SPLC

10 Ways to Fight Hate - A video from the SPLC

On the anniversary of Charlottesville, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has released a video titled “10 Ways to Fight Hate”. It has some great ideas… we hope you’ll watch and think about the steps you can take in your own communities.

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A statement from OC Human Relations on the anniversary of the Charlottesville

A statement from OC Human Relations on the anniversary of the Charlottesville

As anniversary of the violence and hate in Charlottesville approaches, we at OC Human Relations continue to stand against hate, white supremacy and bigotry in every form and in solidarity with people and communities who are the targets of hate speech and hate crimes.

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New video about OC Human Relations’ work

New video about OC Human Relations' work

One of our talented interns, Samantha Gomez, recently produced this video to highlight the important work that OC Human Relations does in Orange County. Thanks Samantha!

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