30 Years, Now & Always

For 30 years, OCHR has been no stranger to resolving conflicts, facing down hate or leveling the playing field. Join us for a year-long celebration with events and dialogues on race relations.

 

Upcoming Events

Jun
19
Sat
all-day Juneteenth
Juneteenth
Jun 19 all-day
Juneteenth
Juneteenth (a portmanteau of June and nineteenth),[2] also known as Freedom Day,[3] Jubilee Day,[4] and Cel-Liberation Day,[5] is an American holiday celebrated annually on June 19. It commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union general Gordon Granger read federal orders in Galveston, Texas, that all previously enslaved people in Texas were free.[6] Although the Emancipation Proclamation had formally freed them almost two and a half years earlier, and the American Civil War had largely ended with the defeat of the Confederate States in April, Texas was the most remote
Jun
20
Sun
all-day World Refugee Day
World Refugee Day
Jun 20 all-day
World Refugee Day
On World Refugee Day, held every year on June 20th, we commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees. World Refugee Day also marks a key moment for the public to show support for families forced to flee. One in every 113 people on the planet is now a refugee. Around the world, someone is displaced every two
Jun
22
Tue
5:00 pm OC Together Dialogue on Race Rel... @ Online
OC Together Dialogue on Race Rel... @ Online
Jun 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join honest, powerful & sometimes difficult conversations on Race Relations, Equity & Justice. Dialogues are open to anyone in OC seeking to understand race relations through active listening & learning. Explore, listen & learn from each other through respectful dialogue. Topic: “White Supremacy” Click HERE to register.
Jun
23
Wed
all-day UN Public Service Day
UN Public Service Day
Jun 23 all-day
UN Public Service Day
The UN Public Service Day annually celebrates the value and virtue of public service to the community; highlights the contribution of public service in the development process; recognizes the work of public servants, and encourages young people to pursue careers in the public sector.
Jun
26
Sat
all-day Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) f...
Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) f...
Jun 26 all-day
Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) found unconstitutional (2013)
The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), signed by President Bill Clinton in 1996, prevented same-sex couples – even those whose marriages were recognized by their home state – from receiving benefits available to married couples under federal law. On June 26, 2013 the Supreme Court ruled by a 5-4 vote that DOMA was unconstitutional. Learn More

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