August 2020
There are 2 more sessions of our FREE Virtual Series remaining. The next one is tomorrow, Wednesday Aug 19 at 7pm and features Emmy-award winning film Mendez vs. Westminster: For All the Children along with a discussion with the film-maker Sandra Robbie. The final event is on Aug 26 and will examine hate crimes and incidents in Orange County and what can be done to address them.
Summer 2020 Youth Leadership Institute

This year's Youth Leadership Institute (YLI) was one to remember as it marked our first time offering a virtual institute! In the past 10 years, our summer program has shifted from weekend camping trips in Big Bear to week-long institutes at our home office in Santa Ana. Given precautions for in-person gathering, our schools team worked diligently to transform our traditional institute to a 4-week program.

Students met weekly, every Tuesday and Thursday for 1.5 hours to explore and learn about social justice movements, social justice terms, identities and experiences of their peers and themselves, leadership skills for organizing, and basic overview of community organizing and restorative justice practices.

This summer our YLI graduated 49 students from over 30 high schools across 16 cities in Orange County!
HRAP Creates a Zine!

Our Human Relations Ambassadors Program (HRAP) wrapped up this past June with 17 grads from 13 high schools & 8 different cities.
This year, the students' ending project was a group zine, created to explore social issues that matter to them. Students researched their issue, discovered what organizations and youth are doing to address it, and creatively shared their thoughts, feelings, and understandings with a creative zine page. The zine is a hope to spread awareness of these issues to other young people in Orange County so that they can also be part of the “Wake Up! We Are the Future!” movement for young people!
#Census2020 - Be Counted!
OC Human Relations continues to play a central role in outreaching to Spanish, Vietnamese & Korean language speakers as well as other hard-to-count groups in Orange County.

The Census offers one chance per decade to collect accurate data to help ensure we have the funding for our schools, roads, hospitals, and more.

With the #2020Census duration being shortened, it is more important than ether to respond NOW!
Implicit Bias Training Goes Virtual!
We've been providing implicit bias training for the past few years, but in early August we offered the 6-hour training for the first time virtually.

We offer virtual implicit bias training for any interested organizations or individuals. If your organization is looking to train 20 or more staff, please reach out to us to set up a tailored training for your group.

We also will be offering another pubic training in the Fall of this year. Stay tuned for more details!