It is more important than ever that we each see and honor the humanity of the other. At OC Human Relations Council, we do this by valuing all families, by working with all residents, by creating safe schools for all students and by teaching people how to peacefully resolve conflict and build community.
About the KnowHate #HateFreeOC Campaign
In response to the dramatic increase in hate activity in Orange County, we launched a Public Education and Awareness KnowHate #HateFreeOC Campaign designed to de-escalate tensions and promote a hate-free environment. KnowHate campaign aims to cultivate a hate-free environment in Orange County, bring diverse communities together, and promote a safe, peaceful, respectful, and inclusive community for ALL to live, work, go to school and do business.
The KnowHate campaign works to engage communities, schools, places of worship, law enforcement, businesses, community organizations, public agencies and other stakeholders in responding to the increase in hate activity in an informed collaborative effort. The campaign works to build respect, compassion and empathy for targeted groups while also sending the message that hate activity won’t be tolerated in our community.
The goal for all of OC Human Relations Council's programs is to fight against hate in Orange County - whether it's through teaching inclusion and acceptance to youth or building trust between the community and law enforcement.
About Our Programs
OC Human Relations Council, a non-profit organization, has been serving the Orange County area for more than 28 years with a focus on addressing the issues of bullying, hate crimes, discrimination and prejudice.
Through our BRIDGES Safe and Respectful Schools Program, we have developed an effective and successful anti-bullying, youth leadership program that works to create positive school climates that celebrate and value diversity and where everyone on campus feels safe, connected and welcomed. We provided nearly 40,000 students, parents, teachers and administrators last year with programs last year to create safe, respected and connected school environments across 16 middle and high schools.
Through our Community Building Program, we work to advance social and economic equity in Orange County’s underserved communities. Our Community Building Program employs a variety of strategies to engage grassroots leaders, community leaders, youth, law enforcement, elected officials, educators, community organizations, immigrants, low-income residents and other representatives from the community to learn from each other and identify and address the root causes of inequity and systemic practices that impact the marginalized residents in our community.
Through our Dispute Resolution Program, we provided over 2,374 people opportunities to resolve disputes with the help of a fair and neutral mediator or facilitator who helps parties in a dispute create a mutually acceptable agreement. We provide mediation training to 172 individuals last year.
By supporting our programs, your generous donation will help unlock up to an additional $80,000 award. By supporting our programs, you’ll be helping create a safe and respectful community to live, work and go to school.
Visit us at www.ochumanrelations.org