Orange County Human Relations Commission Commissioners
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 17, 2015
Hate Crime Down
The 2014 Orange County Hate Crime Report will be released at the annual Hate Crime Network meeting at 10:00am on Thursday, August 20 Conference Room A/B at 1300 S. Grand, Bldg B, Santa Ana “The Commission believes that all people should live free from violence based on their race, sexual orientation, religion or other immutable aspect of their being” said Commission Chair Ken Inouye, “we look at each of the hate crimes counted in this report as affronts to our whole community. When one is attacked we are all diminished.”
As a whole, hate crime in Orange County was down again in 2014. As OC Human Relations prepares to release the 2014 Report on Hate Crime, it is important to recognize that each of the hate crimes and incidents included in the report represents one of our neighbors who was targeted simply because of some aspect of their being – their ethnicity, religion, race, sexual orientation or ability.
Please join OC Human Relations at our annual Hate Crime Network meeting featuring a panel discussion at 10:00am on Thursday, August 20th as we examine the report and discuss the implications to our community.
A guest speaker will follow the presentation of the report and talk about White Supremacist gangs.
Hate Crime Network Meeting location:
OC Human Relations
1300 S. Grand Ave., Bldg. B, Conf. Room A/B
Santa Ana, CA 92705 714-480-6570
The report will be posted to the OC Human Relations website, as are previous reports.
About OC Human Relations
Since 1971, OC Human Relations Commission has worked to build bridges of understanding to promote a vision of our community where all people are valued and included and our diversity is realized as a source of strength. For more information, visit www.ochumanrelations.org. Connect with us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ochumanrelations or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/WeAreOneOC.
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