Los Angeles Times, By JOE MOZINGO, SONALI KOHLI, LILLY NGUYENAUG. 22, 2019 7 AM In March, social media blew up with photos of a group of partying students from Newport Beach and Costa Mesa giving the Sieg Heil salute to a bunch of red plastic cups arranged into a swastika. School officials immediately condemned the images, notifying parents across the district what had happened and whatRead more →
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lison Edwards, chief executive of OC Human Relations, said the recommendations are expected to be the beginning of a long-term district effort to address community issues.Read more →
Orange County Human Relations celebrates the 31 graduates who completed our 2019 BRIDGES Youth Leadership Institute. Diverse youth from 15 different schools across Orange County met for a 5-day institute geared toward developing leadership skills and empowering youth to improve human relations within their own schools by taking a stand against hate.Read more →
Our friends the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange invite you to join us on Thursday evenings this summer in a public witness act in support of families who continue to be inhumanely separated at our borders.Read more →
OC Human Relations has joined Charitable Ventures and the OC Census Community Table – a diverse group of funders and nonprofit partners – to conduct Census outreach and engagement for our Hard-to-Count – HTC communities in Orange County. The 2020 Census project will run from July 2019 through September 2020.Read more →
Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an executive order apologizing on behalf of the citizens of California for a history of “violence, maltreatment and neglect” against Native Americans.
“California must reckon with our dark history,” Newsom said. “We can never undo the wrongs inflicted on the peoples who have lived on this land that we now call California since time immemorial, but we can work together to build bridges, tell the truth about our past and begin to heal deep wounds.”
Bianca Torres, a Communications Studies major graduating from Cal State University Long Beach and Veronica Dang, a Social Policy and Public Service Major at UC Irvine, just completed their OC Human Relations Dispute Resolution Internship. Since January, Bianca has devoted her time at both OCHR and the North Justice Center, gaining key experience in mediation and negotiation skills in the field of dispute resolution. We appreciate their support of our mission to foster mutual understanding among residents and eliminate prejudice, intolerance and discrimination to make Orange County a better place for all.Read more →
A man who angrily confronted, threatened and yelled racial slurs at a pregnant African-American woman at a Fullerton bus stop was sentenced Monday to five years in prison over the objections of prosecutors who said he should have received a longer sentence because of his violent past.Read more →
This week we have seen attacks on Christians and Jews and linked one of them to recent a recent arson attack against a mosque.
It’s hard to craft a statement that is different from those of the last six months, but we must continue to use our voices to say “no more” to reach out into the darkness with a sliver of light. Even more disturbing is that these events are an extension of a pattern of global hate violence and murder.
OC Human Relations is honored to collaborate with Newport Mesa Unified School District to establish a Human Relations Task Force. The purpose of the Human Relations Task Force is to collect input from the community on human relations issues and provide recommendations to the school board on steps to take to create safe and respectful school campuses.Read more →