A Note From Our CEO on 2021 Hate Crime Report Release

A Note From Our CEO on 2021 Hate Crime Report Release

A Note from our CEO, Alison Edwards: The 2021 Hate Activity Report was released last week. While I am happy to see a slight decrease in hate motivated crimes, overall the report shows that, when crimes and incidents are combined, our upward trend continues. Our rise in hate activity reflects the growing division in our nation and resulting dehumanization of

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OC Human Relations Looks to Curb Rising Hate Crimes

OC Human Relations Looks to Curb Rising Hate Crimes

OC Human Relations Council Looks to Curb Rising Hate Crimes The Voice of OC, July 19 2022BY ANGELINA HICKS The OC Human Relations Council is tackling hate crimes and incidents through a combination of community education and expanding reporting tools following a sharp rise in hate crimes over the past couple years. While the group hasn’t issued a report for 2021

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Who We Are Dialogue #4 – July 20

Who We Are Dialogue #4 - July 20

We invite you to join us on July 20 from 5-7 PM as we continue the conversation based on themes from the documentary film “Who We Are.” The topic of the July 20 dialogue is “Relationships & Allyships”.  While we highly recommend you watch the documentary, it is not required to participate in the dialogues.  Each dialogue topic is independently selected

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Hate Happens Here Townhall Strategy

Hate Happens Here Townhall Strategy

HATE HAPPENS HERE TOWN HALL: OC’S CALL TO ACTION On Friday, July 15, 2022 the Orange County Human Relations Council hosted a Hate Happens Here Town Hall: OC’s Call to Action to develop a people and community-centered strategy to eliminate bias motivated hate in Orange County. The hate prevention gathering brainstormed various solutions to address hate. The Town Hall was

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Who We Are Dialogue #3 – July 6

Who We Are Dialogue #3 - July 6

We invite you to join us on July 6 from 5-7 PM as we continue the conversation based on themes from the documentary film “Who We Are.” The topic of the July 6 dialogue is “Systemic Racism”.  While we highly recommend you watch the documentary, it is not required to participate in the dialogues.  Each dialogue topic is independently selected based

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Hate Happens Here Townhall – July 15

Hate Happens Here Townhall - July 15

Hate Happens Here: OC’s Call to Action – a townhall to discuss ideas and recommendations to develop a people/community-centered strategy to eliminate bias-motivated hate in Orange County  This event is open to folks that live and/or work in Orange County, with a focus on stakeholders from: K-12 school system, higher education institutions, city officials, nonprofit organization leaders, faith-based leaders, local and

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Antisemitism Today: Why It Should Worry Everyone, June 23

Antisemitism Today: Why It Should Worry Everyone, June 23

Antisemitism Today: Why It Should Worry Everyone People of the Jewish faith have been disproportionately targeted in hate activity for decades in Orange County. You’re invited to join OC Human Relations & the Jewish Federation Orange County on June 23 (6-7:30pm) for an online discussion about antisemitism in Orange County and why we should all be concerned about it. REGISTER

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Hate Hurts Us All Project Launch

Hate Hurts Us All Project Launch

Hate Hurts Us All: Orange County Anti-Hate Work Expansion In response to the 2020 surge of hate activity, the Orange County Board of Supervisors approved a $1 million contract with the Orange County Human Relations Council to help eradicate hate. The goals of the expansion are: EDUCATE: Learn about hate activity trends in O.C. and about its impact on BIPOC

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