Helping to Bring Orange County’s Diversity Together
On January 29, 2017, Orange County community members of many faiths, ethnicities and backgrounds came together with clergy, law enforcement, civil rights experts and civil rights experts and community leaders to learn about the recent rise of racist, Islamophobic and anti-Semitic incidents and to talk about how to support each other. Read the Daily Pilot article here.
This is the first of an ongoing series of “coming together” events to bring diverse groups to stand together against hate.
Below are resources to gain understanding and support and to combat hate in our community.
Rabbi Marcia Tilchin leads the audience in “America the Beautiful” at the Coming Together Town Hall:
Reporting Hate Incidents & Empowering Community
Anti-Defamation League of Orange County – The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 “to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all.” Now the nation’s premier civil rights/human relations agency, ADL fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideals and protects civil rights for all.
OC Human Relations – OC Human Relations’ mission is to foster mutual understanding among residents and eliminate prejudice, intolerance and discrimination in order to make Orange county a better place for ALL people to live, work and do business.
Be Part of the Solution:
Olive Tree Initiative – The Olive Tree Initiative began in the Spring of 2007 at UC Irvine as a grassroots student and faculty initiative. The group ventured into the Middle East in 2008 with their inaugural trip to Israel and the West Bank. Since then, the group has expanded nationally and internationally; developing its academic foundation and becoming one of the world’s premier training ground for international conflict analysis and resolution.
American Muslim Womens Empowerment Council – Educates American Muslim women in community relations, the role of American Muslim women in correcting current misconceptions about Islam and the role of women in its practices, and how American Muslim women can promote the well-being of Muslim women and increase their participation in civic affairs.
Read The Rabbinical Assembly Resolution on U.S. Immigration Policy – “Do not oppress a stranger, for you know the feelings of the stranger, having yourselves been strangers in the land of Egypt.” (Exodus 23:9)
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