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BRIDGES Team Member, Joyce Sanchez, Receives Award

BRIDGES Team Member, Joyce Sanchez, Receives Award

We’re very proud to announce that Joyce Sanchez, one of our wonderful BRIDGES School Inter-group Relations program team members, recently received a “Friend of South” award from South Jr. High School. The award read “For serving the students, staff and community of South Jr. High School.” Congratulations, Joyce, a very well deserved award!

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Police investigate racially charged Irvine flier as hate incident

Police investigate racially charged Irvine flier as hate incident

The Irvine Police Department is looking into a report of a racially charged flier left in an elevator of Toscana Apartments, a residential complex near the UC Irvine campus. Rusty Kennedy, executive director of Orange County Human Relations, a nonprofit dedicated to eliminating prejudice, intolerance and discrimination within the community, says he characterizes this act as a “troubling and racist message meant to ferment animosity and racial prejudice.”

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Chapman speakers urge community dialogue on immigration

Chapman speakers urge community dialogue on immigration

Rusty Kennedy, chief executive of the nonprofit OC Human Relations, was featured on the “Immigration and Community Engagement” panel at Chapman University’s “Breaking Borders” conference. Kennedy, who has worked on immigration issues for more than 40 years, said the current system keeps undocumented immigrants in the country without voice or representation.

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Board Members, Sue Reese & Bill Wood, Receive Spirit of Volunteerism Award

Board Members, Sue Reese & Bill Wood, Receive Spirit of Volunteerism Award

Congratulations to long-time OC Human Relations Board Members, Sue Reese and Bill Wood, for being honored as outstanding community volunteers! Sue was nominated by OC Human Relations. “Susan (Sue) Reese is a true gem-one of those volunteers who goes above and beyond to support the causes she cares about. We are more than lucky to call Sue a leader, donor, volunteer

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