The mission of the Santa Clarita Valley Human Relations Forum is to encourage, assist, and empower our community to eliminate all forms of discrimination, and to promote understanding and appreciation of human differences.
How did the Human Relations Forum Begin?
In May 1994, members of the community addressed the Santa Clarita City Council requesting the formation of a task force to promote understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity in Santa Clarita.
How does the Human Relations Forum achieve its goal?
The Forum works to promote positive human relations and acceptance of all people in every aspect of community life. Our goal is to make Santa Clarita a place where all people can live and work peacefully with a better understanding of each other and the value of diversity.
If you are interested in supporting, or being involved with the Human Relations Forum, contact the Human Services Office at (661) 250-3708, or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Community Law Enforcement Awareness Response (CLEAR) program is an awareness response program to help individuals with disabilities reduce the risk of encountering problems with the law.
Art and Education
January through February, Santa Clarita students - kindergarten through twelfth grade may participate in contests to foster creative expression on what they think about human relation issues. Winners are recognized in an awards ceremony. The categories include: Photography Contest -Through the Lens, Pen and Paper, and Art & Canvas.
A program developed and presented by high school students which addresses race relations and prejudice in the community. The high school students facilitate interactive assemblies held for sixth grade students. The goal is to break racial and cultural barriers that exist and develop understanding among the diverse student population in Santa Clarita. Operation Us has reached 8,000 students since 2003.
Person of Kindness and Character Counts in Santa Clarita
This program recognizes youth, adults, families, and businesses in the community who have demonstrated acts of kindness and good character. Nominees receive a letter of recognition and a window decal or bumper sticker stating, “I practice Random Acts of Kindness in Santa Clarita.” The nomination will then go to the Review Committee, which selects the Person of Kindness and Character of the month. That person is featured in The Signal and recognized at a Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Commission meeting.
Nominate someone as a Person of Kindness and Character.
For more information on Character Counts, visit: www.charactercounts.org
For more information about the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations, visit their website at humanrelations.co.la.ca.us