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 2, 2019 at the City National Grove of Anaheim. The AWARDS 2019 Celebration, sponsored this year by Union Bank, is a unique occasion that brings together hundreds of residents, along with business and community leaders to celebrate justice, diversity and the human spirit.Read more →
We’re excited to announce that OC Human Relations has been chosen by the LA Clippers Foundation to compete in the LA Clippers Foundation Charity Challenge!
The LA Clippers Foundation Charity Challenge, in partnership with Kia, is dedicated to raising money and awareness for non-profits in the Greater Los Angeles/Orange County area. It will runs from Friday, November 16 through Friday, December 14 at 3pm and during that time $150,000 and a Kia automobile will be given away in the form of three grand prizes and weekly Bonus Challenges.
The events of this weekend send us once again into the shock and grief that has become familiar in a way once thought unimaginable. And while we unequivocally condemn this heinous targeting of our Jewish friends for no other reason than who they are; And while we have, and will always, stand in solidarity with the Jewish Community; We know more must be done.Read more →
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.Read more →
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.
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.Read more →
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.Read more →
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.Read more →
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.Read more →
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.Read more →