OC Human Relations #HateFreeOC Pledge
to Support a Respectful & Inclusive Community

I PLEDGE to respect others regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, age, or religious affiliation.

I PLEDGE to do my part to create an inclusive, hate-free environment in my community, neighborhood, workplace and/or school.

I PLEDGE to speak up in instances of prejudice and discrimination.

I PLEDGE to challenge myself to be a more effective listener to the concerns of others who have different perspectives and experiences than mine.

I PLEDGE to eliminate all forms of prejudice from my thoughts, words and actions.

I PLEDGE to report hate activity and hate crimes.

I PLEDGE to be an ally to communities that have been targeted by hate and prejudice.

Therefore, I will treat all people with dignity and respect; and I will strive daily to honor this pledge, knowing that the world will be a better place because of my effort.

Inspired by the Birmingham Pledge.