Violence is not the answer

Violence is not the answer

We are deeply disturbed by the recent killing of police officers and individuals and send our condolences to their families and friends. We hold on to our belief in the power of nonviolence leading the way to needed reconciliation and justice in our country.

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Santa Ana vigil for Orlando’s mass shooting victims draws hundreds

Santa Ana vigil for Orlando's mass shooting victims draws hundreds

The mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., early Sunday left the Orange County’s LGBT community heartbroken and trying to cope together through love. People gathered at Plaza Calle Cuatro in Santa Ana on Sunday evening and held rainbow signs – some heart-shaped – spelling out “Orlando unidos,” Spanish for united. They lit the foot of the plaza’s platform with candles.

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A statement from the Commission on the Orlando terrorist attack

Orange County Human Relations Commission 1300 S. Grand, Bldg B, Santa Ana, CA 92705 714-480-6570 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Alison Edwards 714-480-6573, [email protected] June 13, 2016 (Orange County, CA) – Today, when we look across the world, the nation and even across the room, we see pain and anguish in the eyes of our friends and neighbors. The feeling is

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OC Human Relations Condemns Attack Against Orlando’s LGBT Community

OC Human Relations Condemns Attack Against Orlando's LGBT Community

The OC Human Relations Commission condemns the senseless hate crime and terrorist attack against the LGBT community in Orlando. We stand together today with our gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender friends and family in mourning. Hate crime against the LGBT community is a hate crime against us all. The Commission will join the OC Pride Festival on June 25, 2016

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Lake Forest author and space enthusiast honored for aiding O.C.’s transgender community

Lake Forest author and space enthusiast honored for aiding O.C.’s transgender community

Last month, Evans was celebrated by the O.C. Human Relations Commission at its AWARDS 45 ceremony at the Grove in Anaheim for her work in providing support for the transgender community. “The award is hard to put into words, which is a really dumb thing for a writer to say,” Evans quipped. “It’s a validation of what we’re doing.

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Amin David, Legendary OC Latino-Rights Activist, Passes Away

Amin David, Legendary OC Latino-Rights Activist, Passes Away

The first chair of the Orange County Human Relations Commission, Amin David, has died at the age of 83. The longtime Anaheim resident was a founding member of Los Amigos, the Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development and Orange County Community Housing Corporation and recently was an active member of the Anaheim police chief’s advisory board.

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‘Dump Trump’ shirts initially banned by O.C. high school, later OK’d

'Dump Trump' shirts initially banned by O.C. high school, later OK'd

After initially being barred from wearing “Dump Trump” T-shirts because of safety concerns, a group of Latino students at Newport Harbor High School was allowed to wear the shirts on campus after the presumptive Republican presidential nominee’s rally in Costa Mesa. On Friday, representatives of the Orange County Human Relations Commission met with about 60 Newport Harbor students on how to be politically involved while respecting one another’s differences.

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