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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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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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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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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