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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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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OCHR Statement on Shooting in Laguna Woods

OCHR Statement on Shooting in Laguna Woods

A Statement from OC Human Relations on Shooting in Laguna Woods Violence and hate struck Orange County again this weekend, and our Taiwanese American friends and neighbors are suffering having been targeted for who they are.   We at OC Human Relations send our deepest condolences to all of those impacted by this tragic violence as well as all those across

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Who We Are Film Discussion – May 26

Who We Are Film Discussion - May 26

Commemorating the Legacy of George Floyd: A Discussion of the Documentary Film “Who We Are” with writer Jeffery Robinson Please join us virtually on May 26 from 12-1pm In “Who We Are” lawyer & ACLU Deputy Legal Director Jeffery Robinson draws a stark timeline of anti-Black racism in the United States, from slavery to the modern myth of a post-racial

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Joint Statement against Antisemitism

Joint Statement against Antisemitism

Once again, we have seen antisemitism show up in Orange County.  In the past two weeks residents in multiple cities received flyers with antisemitic rhetoric.  OC Human Relations and the members of the Hate Crime Prevention Network remain united against antisemitism.   We know that this misguided targeting of the Jewish Community is a form of hate and bigotry that dehumanizes

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Commission denounces violence & hate in schools & community-at-large

Commission denounces violence & hate in schools & community-at-large

Orange County Human Relations Commission denounces violence and hate in schools and community-at-large (February 10, 2022) For many, the new year comes as a time of hope; an opportunity to try again. However, recently there have been hate incidents in our South Orange County schools that have served as tragic reminders that our children are not immune from the cruel

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OC Youth Poetry & Choir Opportunities

OC Youth Poetry & Choir Opportunities

Orange County’s Arts & Learning Conservatory has opportunities for youth & young adults to participate in a gospel choir and in poetry and acting auditions. Youth Gospel Choir SEEKING: Youth and young adults ages 12-22 The Gospel Voice of OC is a signature event celebrating the lives of African American Artistic works (choirs, dance, orchestra, band, poetry, theatre and spoken word)

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Healing From Hate Free Film Screening

Please join us on February 23, from 5 – 8pm for a virtual (via Zoom) screening of the documentary, Healing From Hate. Healing from Hate is a film that examines the root causes of hate group activity through the bold work of those battling intolerance on the front lines. The film follows former hate-group members in their work to de-radicalize

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