Nov
3
Tue
40-Hour Basic Mediation Training Begins @ ONLINE
Nov 3 @ 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 may be brought to mediation as long as both sides agree to attempt a mediated solution. If you are interested in becoming involved in casework in mediation and conciliation, you must complete this certification training.

For more information, click here.

November 2020 TRAINING COMPONENTS:

I. ZOOM MEETING SESSIONS (26 HOURS)

  • Tuesday, Nov 3, 2020 6-9pm
  • Thursday, Nov 5, 2020 6-9pm
  • Saturday, Nov 7, 2020 9-3pm
  • Tuesday, Nov 10, 2020 6-9pm
  • Thursday, Nov 12, 2020 6-9pm
  • Saturday, Nov 14, 2020 9-3pm
  • Tuesday, Nov 17, 2020 6-9pm

II. GUIDED LEARNING ACTIVITIES (14 HOURS)

Readings, reflections and activities to be completed by trainees at their own pace and on their own schedule between Zoom meetings

Nov
5
Thu
Post-Election Debrief for High School Students @ Online
Nov 5 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

OC High School Students join your peers for a debrief on the Nov 3 election – what do the results mean, what are the implications of the election etc.  Join us in a safe place to share your thoughts and emotions.

Register at: http://bit.ly/Post-Election-Debrief

Nov
10
Tue
Advancing Human Relations Virtual Presentation @ Online
Nov 10 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Advancing Human Relations Virtual Presentation @ Online

Join OC Human Relations in a FREE virtual presentations: ADVANCING HUMAN RELATIONS IN A TIME OF DIVISION & EXTREMISM

Presented by: Prof. Brian Levin & Dr. Kevin Grisham, Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism, CSU San Bernardino
What are the latest trends impacting hate crime and extremism in the new decade? The Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino will present its latest findings including data, forecasts, and a discussion of some of the fringe movements impacting our nation and region.

This virtual presentation will also recap key developments over the past decade and what they mean going forward.

Register at: http://bit.ly/Advancing_Human_Relations

Nov
13
Fri
World Kindness Day
Nov 13 all-day
World Kindness Day

November 13 is an international observance of World Kindness Day – a day to highlight good deeds in the community focusing on the positive power and the common thread of kindness which binds us. Kindness is a fundamental part of the human condition which bridges the divides of race religion, politics, gender and zip codes.

Today is a great day to practise a Random Act of Kindness!

Nov
16
Mon
International Day for Tolerance
Nov 16 all-day
International Day for Tolerance

In 1996, the UN General Assembly (by resolution 51/95) invited UN Member States to observe the International Day for Tolerance on 16 November, with activities directed towards both educational establishments and the wider public.

This action followed on the United Nations Year for Tolerance, 1995, proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1993 at the initiative ofUNESCO, as outlined in the Declaration of Principles on Tolerance and Follow-up Plan of Action for the Year.

The 2005 World Summit Outcome document (A/RES/60/1) furthered the commitment of Heads of State and Government to advance human welfare, freedom and progress everywhere, as well as to encourage tolerance, respect, dialogue and cooperation among different cultures, civilizations and peoples.

“On this International Day of Tolerance, I call on all people and governments to actively combat fear, hatred and extremism with dialogue, understanding and mutual respect. Let us advance against the forces of division and unite for our shared future.” – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Learn more about the Day for Tolerance on the UN Website

Nov
18
Wed
Social Justice Education Series #2: Circle on Joy @ Online
Nov 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Social Justice Education Series #2: Circle on Joy @ Online

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.

November’s session will feature a virtual Circle on Joy

For more information and to sign up, visit: https://www.ochumanrelations.org/educationseries/

Nov
20
Fri
Transgender Day of Rememberance
Nov 20 all-day
Transgender Day of Rememberance

The Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR), also known as the International Transgender Day of Remembrance, is observed annually on November 20 as a day to memorialize those who have been murdered as a result of transphobia and to draw attention to the continued violence endured by the transgender community.

Transgender Day of Remembrance was founded in 1999 by Gwendolyn Ann Smith, a transgender woman, to memorialize the murder of transgender woman Rita Hester in Allston, Massachusetts.  Since its inception, TDoR has been held annually on November 20, and it has slowly evolved from the web-based project started by Smith into an international day of action. In 2010, TDoR was observed in over 185 cities throughout more than 20 countries.

For more information on this day, see GLAAD’s website.

Nov
25
Wed
International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
Nov 25 all-day
International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Nov 25 is the UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in our world today.

According to a 2016 UN study, 19 per cent of women between 15 and 49 years of age said they had experienced physical and/or sexual violence by an intimate partner in the 12 months prior to the survey. In the most extreme cases, such violence can lead to death. In 2012, almost half of all women who were victims of intentional homicide worldwide were killed by an intimate partner or family member, compared to 6 per cent of male victims.

Nov
27
Fri
Native American Heritage Day
Nov 27 all-day
Native American Heritage Day

Native American Heritage Day recognizes the native American heritage, history and contributions. It’s the Friday after Thanksgiving Day in the United States. In 2008, President George W. Bush signed into law legislation introduced by Congressman Joe Baca (D-Rialto), to designate the Friday after Thanksgiving as Native American Heritage Day.

Native Americans are the descendants of the aboriginal, indigenous, native people who were the original inhabitants of the United States. American Indian Heritage Day aims to highlight the relationship between the United States government and the Native American governments, as well as honor the achievements and contributions of Native Americans to the US.

Native Americans have made distinct and significant contributions to the United States and the rest of the world in many fields, including agriculture, medicine, music, language, and art. Throughout history, Native Americans have distinguished themselves as inventors, entrepreneurs, spiritual leaders, as well as scholars.

Dec
1
Tue
Rosa Parks Refuses To Give Up Seat (1955)
Dec 1 all-day
Rosa Parks Refuses To Give Up Seat (1955)
December 1, 1955:Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery, Alabama bus. Her defiant stance prompts a year-long Montgomery bus boycott.
Dec
2
Wed
International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
Dec 2 all-day
International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

The focus of this day is on eradicating contemporary forms of slavery, such as trafficking in persons, sexual exploitation, the worst forms of child labour, forced marriage, and the forced recruitment of children for use in armed conflict.  Today, an estimated 40+ million women, men and children are trapped in slavery all over the world. The International Labour Organization (ILO) has teamed up with prominent artists, athletes and advocates in its new campaign to End Slavery Now.

“In the 19th century, the international community came together to declare slavery an affront to our common humanity. Today, governments, civil society and the private sector must unite to eradicate all contemporary forms of slavery, including forced labour. Together, let us do our utmost for the millions of victims throughout the world who are held in slavery and deprived of their human rights and dignity.” – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Learn more at: United Nations Abolition of Slavery

Dec
3
Thu
International Day of Persons with Disabilities
Dec 3 all-day
International Day of Persons with Disabilities

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is marked around the world annually on 3 December, as per General Assembly resolution 47/3 of 14 October 1992, to promote awareness and mobilize support for critical issues pertaining to the inclusion of persons with disabilities in society and development.

“Let us spare no effort to ensure that policies, programmes, guidelines and 21st century technologies are accessible to persons with disabilities, and sensitive to their perspectives and experiences”. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Learn more on the UN website