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December 15, 2011
CONTACT: Don Han, (714) 796-8361,

Call for Nominations: Orange County Heroes Wanted

Seeking Those Who Take a Stand for Civil Rights, Diversity, Safe and Inclusive Schools and Community-Oriented Policing

What: OC Human Relations is seeking nominations of individuals, law enforcement, schools, and community organizations that have made lasting contributions to human relations in Orange County to be honored at Awards 41 on May 10, 2012 at the City National Grove of Anaheim.

Nomination categories:

· Community Leader: This award honors individuals or groups who advocate for human and civil rights, foster mutual understanding and respect among residents or work to peacefully resolve conflict.

· Distinguished School: This award honors schools that have made exceptional contributions through promoting, nurturing and ensuring safe, inclusive, and equitable campuses.

· Community-Oriented Policing: This award honors exemplary efforts through a community-oriented policing project or initiative.

When: The nomination deadline is January 25, 2011, at 9:00 a.m.

Who: For information about sponsorship opportunities ranging from $3,000 to $50,000, contact at (714) 834-7181.

Why: For 41 years, OC Human Relations has been honoring individuals, law enforcement, school and community organizations for their contributions to human relations in Orange County. These community heroes help lead the way to greater mutual understanding among all residents of Orange County.

How: Nomination instructions and criteria are available at or by contacting

About OC Human Relations
OC Human Relations fosters mutual understanding among residents and works to eliminate prejudice, intolerance and discrimination to make Orange County a better place for ALL people to live, work and do business. The Orange County Human Relations Commission was created by the Orange County Board of Supervisors in 1971 in collaboration with the League of Cities. The Orange County Human Relations Council is a private, non-profit 501(c) (3) organization founded in 1991 for the purpose of developing and implementing proactive human relations programs in partnership with schools, corporations, cities, foundations and individuals. For 41 years, OC Human Relations has been honoring individuals, law enforcement and school and community organizations for their contributions to human relations.

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2 thoughts on “Orange County heroes wanted”
  1. How about. We nominate alex vega!? He can tell us about the “leeto shiken in the red sauce” he was served in jail?

  2. Although X-Czech President Vaclav Havel had nothing to do with the Orange County, I am nominating him as my hero from my revolutionary days of 1968 Prague Spring Uprising.!

    R.I.P Vaclave.

    (CNN) — Former Czech President Vaclav Havel, one of the leading anti-Communist dissidents of the 1970s and 1980s, has died at the age of 75, his spokeswoman announced Sunday.

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