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all-day National Religious Freedom Day
National Religious Freedom Day
Jan 16 all-day
Each year, the President declares January 16th to be Religious Freedom Day, and calls upon Americans to “observe this day through appropriate events and activities in homes, schools, and places of worship.” National Religious Freedom Day commemorates the Virginia General Assembly’s adoption of Thomas Jefferson’s landmark Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom on January 16, 1786. That statute became the basis
all-day Martin Luther King Day
Martin Luther King Day
Jan 18 all-day
This national holiday commemorates the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., because of the tremendous impact he had on the United States and the world. Dr. King was a dreamer, a doer, an activist, an intellectual, and a leader, above all. His ideas about equality, justice, compassion, and civility have informed and inspired generations of Americans. MLK
3:00 pm Beyond Vision 2020, Onto Clarity... @ Online
Beyond Vision 2020, Onto Clarity...@ Online
Jan 19 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
In partnership with the National Day of Racial Healing, is which is part of Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation, OC Human Relations would like to invite you to kick off 2021 by bringing communities together for truth-telling, strong relationships, and collective collaboration! Join us to participate in honest, powerful, and sometimes difficult conversations on racial healing, equity and justice. Register at:
5:00 pm HS Students: Economic Justice, S... @ Online
HS Students: Economic Justice, S...@ Online
Jan 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: Join us for a monthly virtual workshop series intended to engage youth across Orange County on various issues impacting our society today. Workshops will occur the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 5:00-7:00pm, open to all Orange County high school students. January’s session will focus on Economic Justice and Financial Literacy, examining issues such as Payday loans, Debt
6:00 pm 40-Hour Basic Mediation Training... @ ONLINE
40-Hour Basic Mediation Training...@ ONLINE
Jan 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The 40-Hour Basic Mediation training is presented by OC Human Relations mediation professionals and, because of COVID-19 will be online. Mediation is a voluntary method of dispute resolution in which the parties settle their dispute with the aid of a trained mediator or a co-mediator team. Agreements are reached through effective communication, negotiation, compromise and exploration of options. Any dispute
all-day International Holocaust Remember...
International Holocaust Remember...
Jan 27 all-day
International Holocaust Remembrance Day, is an international memorial day on 27 January commemorating the tragedy of the Holocaust that occurred during the Second World War. It commemorates the genocide that resulted in the death of an estimated 6 million Jewish people, 5 million Slavs, 3 million ethnic Poles, 200,000 Romani people, 250,000 mentally and physically disabled people, and 9,000 homosexual
all-day African American History Month
African American History Month
Feb 1 all-day
The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society. As a Harvard-trained historian, Carter G. Woodson, like W. E.