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OC Human Relations Responds to Concern Over Honoring Sheriff Hutchens

OC Human Relations Responds to Concern Over Honoring Sheriff Hutchens

In the category of Community Oriented Policing, we are honoring the Sheriff for her creation of an Inter Faith Advisory Council. We are aware that community members have well-articulated concerns over decisions and policies the Sheriff has authored, this is one particular initiative that we felt has been positive and wanted to show case as the type of engagement that we value.

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OC Human Relations on Sanctuary Conversation, Board of Supervisors Meeting

OC Human Relations on Sanctuary Conversation, Board of Supervisors Meeting

At the meeting of the Orange County Board of Supervisors held on March 27, 2018, numerous residents of the county came to address the Board, demonstrating a high level of civic engagement and a wide spectrum of perspectives.
Unfortunately, the meeting dissolved into hostility, name-calling and scapegoating. Such vitriol plainly impedes the ability of people – like-minded or not – to work together. This weakens our ability to address issues like homelessness and immigrant integration, and communicates the wrong message to our children.

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OC Human Relations Honors OC’s Unsung Heroes/Pays Tribute to Founder & Outgoing CEO, Rusty Kennedy!

OC Human Relations Honors OC’s Unsung Heroes/Pays Tribute to Founder & Outgoing CEO, Rusty Kennedy!

On May 3, 2018 OC Human Relations will honor the outstanding work of local individuals and groups at its Annual AWARDS Celebration and Fundraiser at the City National Grove of Anaheim. The AWARDS Celebration is a unique occasion that brings together hundreds of residents, along with business and community leaders to celebrate justice, diversity and the human spirit. The title sponsor for AWARDS 2018 is Banc of California.

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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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Call for Nominations – 2018 OC Human Relations Awards

Call for Nominations - 2018 OC Human Relations Awards

Call for Nominations:  Orange County heroes wanted. OC Human Relations is seeking nominations of individuals, law enforcement, businesses, and community organizations that have made lasting contributions to human relations in Orange County.

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OC Human Relations Affirms Commitment to Fighting Anti-Semitism

OC Human Relations Affirms Commitment to Fighting Anti-Semitism

This message is intended to clarify the facts in response to the concerns expressed about a teacher training session that OC Human Relations endorsed with the OC Department of Education about Islam and Arabs. It reaffirms our commitment to fighting anti-Semitism over the 26 years of existence as a non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating prejudice, intolerance and discrimination in Orange County.

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OC Human Relations Commission Elects New Chair and Vice Chair

OC Human Relations Commission Elects New Chair and Vice Chair

At a special scheduled meeting on Thursday, August 17, the OC Human Relations Commission elected Rabbi Richard Steinberg to serve as the new Commission Chair effective September 2017.

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2016 Hate Crime data shows African Americans & LGBT community most targeted

2016 Hate Crime data shows African Americans & LGBT community most targeted

The 2016 Orange County Hate Crime Report, published by the Orange County Human Relations Commission, shows “hate crimes” increased in 2016. The most frequently targeted were African Americans, the LGBT community, and Latinos.

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Unsung Heroes to be Honored for Outstanding Service to OC

Unsung Heroes to be Honored for Outstanding Service to OC

The outstanding work of local individuals, groups, and a business will be honored at OC Human Relations’ Annual AWARDS Celebration and fundraiser at 5:30pm, Thursday, May 4, at the City National Grove of Anaheim.

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Hate crimes rose in Orange County after Trump’s election, Commission says

Orange County hate crimes are outpacing recent years since the November presidential election, sparked by the political rhetoric targeting undocumented immigrants and Muslims, says Orange County Human Relations.

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