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The Civil Rights Act – 50 Years of Change in Orange County

The Civil Rights Act - 50 Years of Change in Orange County

In May 2014, OC Human Relations, with the assistance of videographer Eli Reyna, produced this short overview of Orange County California’s history of prejudice, discrimination, change and hopes for the future. This video was featured at the May 8, 2014 Legacy Awards Banquet Celebration at the Grove of Anaheim to celebrate 50 years of the Civil Rights Act. To learn

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Legacy Awards To Honor OC’s Civil Rights Heroes

Legacy Awards To Honor OC’s Civil Rights Heroes

STUDIO CITY (CBSLA.com) — Rusty Kennedy, CEO of OC Human Relations visited the KCAL9 studios Wednesday to talk about the upcoming Legacy Awards. The event will honor Orange County’s Civil Right heroes in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. CBS2 and KCAL9 are a proud media sponsor of the event. The awards will be held on Thursday,

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YouthSpeak 2014 Winners Announced

YouthSpeak 2014 Winners Announced

April 15, 2014: Andres Guerrero was selected as the YouthSpeak winner for 2014 and he will deliver his speech at OC Human Relations Legacy Awards gala, May 8, 2014 at the City National Grove of Anaheim. He and the runners-up will also have the opportunity to speak at upcoming OC Human Relations Walk In My Shoes youth conferences.

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Alfonso On The Radio

Our very own Alfonso Clarke, Dispute Resolution Program Director and 2014 Orange County Mediation Conference Chair, talks to Mari Frank, host of KUCI’s “Prescriptions for Healing Conflict” show, about OC Human Relations and the upcoming Orange County Mediation Conference. This year’s conference theme is “Mediation in a Time of Change, 2014: The Year of Transformation”. The conference takes place next

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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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