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In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, OC Human Relations presented The Legacy Awards: Honoring Orange County’s Civil Rights Heroes, on May 8, 2014 at The City National Grove of Anaheim.

The program honored Orange County’s local civil rights icons as well as new generation of leaders who have been the beneficiaries of the Civil Rights Act and are continuing work in the civil rights arena in Orange County.  The honorees were individuals or groups who made extraordinary contributions to Orange County by advocating for equal civil rights in education, employment, health, housing, immigration, justice, and labor, among others.  The gala also featured a speech by 2014 YouthSpeak contest winner, Andres Guerrero, a junior at Anaheim’s Loara High School.

This special awards event continues OC Human Relations’ annual tradition of highlighting Orange County’s outstanding individuals who go above and beyond to make our community a better place for all of us to live, work and do business.

A Big Thank You to Our 2014 Legacy Awards Sponsors!

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Susan & John Reese; Southern California Gas Company


Chevron;   Disneyland Resort; Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian; Anita Varela & Rusty Kennedy; Keith Swayne; UC Irvine


Ralph Bauer; California Sikh Council; California State University, Fullerton; Christ Our Redeemer AME Church; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints; Crevier Family Fund; Buddhist Followers in Orange County; North OC Community College District; OC Department of Education; Schools First Federal Credit Union; UPS; Zonta Club of Newport Harbor


100 Black Men Arab American; Anti-Discrimination Committee; Buendia Productions; The California Endowment; Kay Carpenter; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; City National Grove of Anaheim; Congregation Shir Ha-Ma’a lot; The Islamic Institute of Orange County; Islamic Society of Orange County; Ron Kobayashi Trio; OC Community Foundation; Edward James Olmos; Sean Thomas & Dan Long; Carol Turpen; ViridiSTOR; YMCA of Anaheim

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