Summary of Commission Activities – October 2017

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MISSION: Seek out the causes of tension and conflict, discrimination and intolerance, and eliminate those causes

 

Monthly Summary of Activities: October 2017

Police‐Community Relations
Police Community Reconciliation Program: Commission Staff facilitated 1 PCRP mediation case (OCSD)  

PoliceYouth Dialogues: Commission staff has begun dialogues at Currie Middle School in Tustin and currently has  14 youth in attendance.  

Sheriff’s Interfaith Executive Committee meeting: Commission Director participated and contributed to future  planning for the Sheriff’s Interfaith Council meetings.

Intergroup Relations

Community Outreach & Presentations:

  • Commission staff  made  a  hate  crime  prevention  presentation  at  the  OCDE  Substance  Abuse  Prevention  Conference.
  • Commission staff facilitated a Community Building circle for the United Nations Association – Women’s group.
  • Commission staff participated in Diverse Community panel for the Sheriff’s Academy training.

#Hate Free OC Campaign:

  • Commission staff responded to 1 hate crime rand 1 hate incident reports from OCSD.
  • Commission staff collaborated with the California Association of Human Relations Organizations in organizing the  November 9th SoCal CAHRO conference that Commission Chair & Commission Executive Director will be attending.
  • Commission staff facilitated a hate crime prevention workshop in Spanish at a Human Trafficking Survival event

Commission Director One-on-Ones:

  • Commission Director met with the following Board of Supervisors staffers: D5 Chief of Staff – Paul Walters and  D3 Chief of Staff – Melanie Eustice.
  • Commission Director connected with John Becknell twice this month to discuss Commission’s Strategic planning  process.
  • Commission Director met two community members interested in applying for the City Selection Committee HRC  appointments.
  • Commission Director checked‐in with Commissioners Mark Miller and Bekele Demissie this month.

Staff Training 

  • White Ally Training: Commission staff attended a 6 hour training where attendees received tools on how to create  respectful and safe spaces for people with diverse viewpoints can dialogue about important community issues.  
  • Peace Officer Standards & Training (POST): Commission staff attended a 40‐hour training that certified Norma  Lopez & Don Han to facilitate trainings for police recruits at the Sheriff’s Academy.  Currently, all Commission staff  are POST certified.

Community Building and Training

Sherriff’s Academy Training: Commission staff facilitated a Cultural Diversity & Sensitivity training for 60 police recruits this month.  

Implicit Bias Training: Commission staff facilitated an Implicit Bias training at Laguna Beach HS for 10 History  Department faculty members.