OC Human Relations offers online webinars explaining various aspects of hate and hate crimes. We’d like to share the recordings with you.

Panel Discussion Following “Healing From Hate” Film Screening

On February Feb 23, OC Human Relations screened the powerful documentary “Healing From Hate”, which looks at the struggles of those who have been part of the white-power movement and wish to leave. Extremely raw and inclusive, it chronicles the attempts for reintegration and success of the organization “Life After Hate” as they work to rescue former members of radical, racist movements such as the White Supremacist, the Neo-Nazis and others alike, and help them heal their reckless crimes against innocent people and their traumas associated with childhood abuse, violence, bullying, abandonment, and personal dilemmas.

Panelists include:

  • Pete Simi, Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at Chapman University
  • Tony McAleer, Speaker, and Author of “The Cure for Hate”
  • Don Han, Director of Operations at OC Human Relations
  • Michael Brown, Moderator (Dept. of Homeland Security)
  • Nhi Nguyen, Moderator, (OC Human Relations)

An Interview with OC Human Relations Commission Chairwoman Jo-Anne Matsuba

On February 15 2022, OC Human Relations Commission Chairwoman Jo-Anne Matsuba was interviewed by OC Talk Radio Impact-OC Host Dawn Kamber. They discussed the impact of hate on the individual and community and some of the exciting new initiatives that are being undertaken in Orange County to educate about and combat hate.

Hate Crimes & Incidents in Orange County

On August 26, 2020 members of our staff explained hate incidents and hate crimes, their impact on the community and reviewed 2019 Orange County Hate Crime Report data.

Advancing Human Relations in a Time of Division & Extremism

On Nov 10, 2020 OC Human Relations hosted Prof. Brian Levin & Dr. Kevin Grisham from the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism, CSU San Bernardino. They presented their latest findings on the trends impacting hate crime and extremism in the new decade, including data, forecasts, and a discussion of some of the fringe and white power movements impacting our nation and region.

Understanding Hate Codes

On December 17, 2020, Dr. Pete Simi, Chapman University, talked about the resurgence of white supremacist groups in recent years and how it has been characterized by efforts to mainstream hate while other adherents remain committed to a violent revolutionary strategy hoping to overthrow the government and ignite a “race war.”