SPECIAL COVID-19 Edition, April 2020
Our team collaborated to create this video to inspire the community to join with us and take a stand against hate. Watch the video and take kNOwHATE Challenge#1, described below.
kNOwHATE Challenge #1

We have seen so much good during this time, but fear and uncertainty have also sparked acts of hate throughout the world. Stand with us against hate.

Decorate your door, window or car with art and messages expressing why you stand up against hate. Full instructions are on our website.
OC Human Relations' office is closed, but we continue to work to support individuals, communities and schools in this time of crisis. Our staff are working remotely and remain ready to serve. We are focusing the majority of our work on fighting hate and addressing isolation and conflict.

With that in mind we have built a webpage that brings together a number of resources that we hope will help Orange County residents in this unprecedented time.
Hate Crimes and Incidents on the Rise!

Almost 60% of all reported hate activity in Orange County this year has been COVID-19 related, largely targeting our Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) neighbors. In our last report, compiled for 2018, hate activity targeting this community made up only 3% of total reports - this past few months has seen an incredible increase!

This is a frightening time for the AAPI community, many are afraid to leave home, unsure of who and what they will encounter. We stand with our Asian American neighbors and encourage you to do the same.

"We Stand Against Hate" signs are available to download, print and post in the windows of your home or car.
Conflict Resolution Services Go Online

To support individuals experiencing conflict during this time of social distancing, we have adapted and expanded our conflict resolution services to include conflict support and conciliation in addition to remotely accessible mediation services. More information about these expanded services is available   on our website.
Census 2020
OC Human Relations is playing an important role in outreaching to hard to count Orange County communities

Every decade we have one chance to collect accurate census data to ensure we have the funding for our schools, roads, hospitals, and more.

Every single person is critical to helping achieve a full and accurate count. Please participate in #2020Census!