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Students Inspired at Walk In My Shoes!

Students Inspired at Walk In My Shoes!

Walk In My Shoes, OC Human Relations’ Annual BRIDGES Youth Conference, brings together students from across Orange County to explore issues of identity and culture, develop leadership skills, and learn from examples of successful youth activism. The goal is to empower and mobilize students to work towards creating positive social change. This year’s conference theme was: “In Solidarity, In Struggle”.

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Studies show the effects of racism

Studies show the effects of racism

“One of the most popular liberal post-racial ideas is the idea that the fundamental problem is class and not race, and clearly this study explodes that idea,” said Ibram Kendi, a professor and director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University. “But for whatever reason, we’re unwilling to stare racism in the face.”

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OC Human Relations Supports Investigation of Name Change for Fanning Elementary

OC Human Relations Supports Investigation of Name Change for Fanning Elementary

OC Human Relations wrote to the Brea Olinda School District to thank them for agreeing to investigate the name of William E. Fanning Elementary and whether it should be changed and encouraging them to carefully weigh the impact of their decision, knowing that this moment is another in our county’s history where we can be an example to so many of the power of righting wrongs and healing communities.

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We’re Hiring for the BRIDGES School Team!

We're Hiring for the BRIDGES School Team!

The BRIDGES Program is a nationally-recognized program serving Orange County schools for 25 years. We work with student and educator leaders to build campus environments that are respectful of diversity, where ALL students, staff and parents feel safe, welcome and respected. We offer conferences, workshops, camps and internships to support our work in schools across the county

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Alison Edwards Helps Lead OC Human Relations Into New Era

Alison Edwards Helps Lead OC Human Relations Into New Era

“When I think about the opportunities I see in the county, there’s some really exciting things happening,” Edwards adds. She wants to see how government institutions can better respond to the work of a nexus of nonprofits to ensure that progress made with individuals and communities doesn’t become undone. “Our vision moving forward is to continue to try and create an equitable county,” she says.

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