About Us

HRC is a partnership of community organizations, institutions, businesses, and individuals that promotes and supports a respectful and socially just community through education, advocacy, and resolution of local conflicts and issues. Its directors take to heart a challenge well described by the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. HRC works to advance inclusiveness and reduce inter-group tensions in the community by sponsoring programs that address issues related to diversity, equity, respect and justice. The HRC is committed to responding when incidents occur, and working proactively in a sustained manner, to improve understanding and cooperation, thus building a better community not just for some but all of us.

Santa Monica Bay Area Human Relations Council (HRC Santa Monica)
PO Box 1307, Santa Monica CA 90406-1307

The Santa Monica Bay Area Human Relations Council (HRC Santa Monica) was created in 2004 by a group of concerned community members and organizations that came together to fill the void left after the Santa Monica Chapter of the National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ) closed its doors in 2003. The founding group recognized the importance and benefits of the services and programs provided by NCCJ and were committed to assuring their continuance and enhancement in the greater Santa Monica area.

The HRC is a 501©(3) non-profit corporation, organized as a partnership of community organizations, institutions, businesses and individuals. Its members are dedicated to created a community-based, community-focused effort that effectively addresses human relations issues.

HRC Santa Monica maintains established relationships with institutions in the community for joint participation with the goal of collaborating and expanding programs that support our mission of creating a more just, equitable and human society. With the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Westside Coalition, the Westside Interfaith Council and the Center for Civic Mediation, the HRC shares commitment to buildng a better community for all. In 2012, HRC Santa Monica developed a partnership with the Public Policy Institute at Santa Monica College. In 2014, the HRC endorsed the partnership with the Santa Monica Bahá’í Center, a collaboration that had developed across individual Table Talk events since February 2013, after a webinar entitled “Safeguarding Our Children” and presented by Dr. John Woodall in the aftermath of the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. Through this collaborative relationships, HRC Santa Monica participates as a full and valued partner in the design, development, and implementation of programs that benefit the constituents they serve.