Commission Issues Transgender Community Listening Sessions Report

Commission Issues Transgender Community Listening Sessions Report

On September 11, 2014 the Orange County Human Relations Commission convened its members at The Center OC, a nonprofit organization in Santa Ana that provides support for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) communities in Orange County. At the request of the Chair, Ken Inouye, the Commission went to The Center OC to conduct a Listening Session focused on members of

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Violent Hate Crimes Rise While Vandalism Falls

Violent Hate Crimes Rise While Vandalism Falls

The 2013 Orange County Hate Crime Report shows an increase in violent hate crimes, or crimes against people and a decrease in crimes against property like vandalism. “We cannot stand for violence of any kind and violence motivated by hate is no exception. The Commission believes that a crime against one of us, is a crime against all of us, this report tells us that we must remain vigilant in our work to eliminate prejudice and discrimination in Orange County”, said Commission Chair Ken Inouye.

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Commission Applauds Santa Ana Unified School District

Commission Applauds Santa Ana Unified School District

The Orange County Human Relations Commission applauds the Santa Ana Unified School District Board of Education for the inclusion of restorative practices in their recently adopted 2014-15 Local Control Accountability Plan. OC Human Relations recognizes the importance of such practices and has made a strategic investment of time and resources into developing a Restorative Justice Program at Santa Ana Valley High School this past year.

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When Fourth of July Turned Ugly

When Fourth of July Turned Ugly

Fourth of July weekend in Huntington Beach was the setting for what started as a festive celebration and ended in a racist hate crime. This story is one of the hate crimes that OC Human Relations Commission documents in the annual Hate Crime Report that will be released August 21 at 10:00am at 1300 S. Grand Bldg. B, Santa Ana.

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