Alfonso On The Radio

Our very own Alfonso Clarke, Dispute Resolution Program Director and 2014 Orange County Mediation Conference Chair, talks to Mari Frank, host of KUCI’s “Prescriptions for Healing Conflict” show, about OC Human Relations and the upcoming Orange County Mediation Conference. This year’s conference theme is “Mediation in a Time of Change, 2014: The Year of Transformation”. The conference takes place next

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The Listening Sessions: Six Months Later

The Listening Sessions: Six Months Later

In late 2012 and early 2013 the OC Human Relations Commission held a series of ”Listening Sessions” across the county, inviting African-American community members to share their stories, challenges, and celebrations of living in Orange County. The “Listening Sessions” were prompted by the experiences of an African-American family who were targeted by hate in Yorba Linda. In June we released

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Death of Kelly Thomas spurs efforts to bolster homeless services in Orange County

Death of Kelly Thomas spurs efforts to bolster homeless services in Orange County

Trial is scheduled to start Dec 2 for two ex-Fullerton police officers charged in the high-profile beating death a mentally ill homeless man. Kelly Thomas, 37, had been a longtime fixture on the streets of Fullerton. His death in July 2011 shook the town and touched off a wave of soul-searching on how the city of 135,000 deals with homelessness.

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