Upcoming Events

February 2024

Walk In My Shoes (W.I.M.S. Youth Conference)

The annual Walk In My Shoes conference brings together students and teachers from across Orange County to explore issues of identity and culture, develop their leadership skills and expose them to examples of successful youth activism. Our goal is to empower and mobilize students to work towards creating positive social change in their communities throughout Orange County. ... Read more ...
29 Feb
8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Cal State Fullerton, Titan Student Union
800 N State College Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92831
March 2024
April 2024

Annual Fundraising Gala

Join us on April 30, 2024 for our Annual Fundraising Gala!  Groundswell’s mission works towards bringing diverse people together to build a more equitable future. We work WITH young people to take on the roles of the next generation of leaders. The gala showcases the collective impact of working together to create positive ripples of ... Read more ...
30 Apr
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
May 2024

DEI Luncheon

Join us on May 21, 2024, for a luncheon that highlights efforts on changing narratives of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. In partnership with Black Chamber of OC, we invite leaders from businesses, nonprofits, higher education, city, government and community. This inaugural luncheon is part of a new era of Groundswell – the new name of ... Read more ...
21 May
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
June 2024
July 2024
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Past Events

February 2024
January 2024

Stop Anti-Asian Hate Talk

Join us in an important conversation about anti-Asian hate crimes and incidents where we will discuss the experiences of the Roques and Arriola-Ochengcos, Filipino families who were victims of physical and verbal attacks. We are raising awareness of the ongoing occurrence of hate activity motivated by race, ethnicity, and/or national origin bias, engaging in necessary ... Read more ...
28 Jan
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
December 2023
November 2023

Basic Mediation Training

Groundswell offers a very 'hands on' mediation training, with interactive activities and live mediation coaching throughout. This training will be offered completely online. It consists of 6 training sessions held online on Zoom, and a total of ~8 hours of assigned independent work for a total of 32 hours. ...
21 Nov - 09 Dec
6:00 pm - 4:00 pm
October 2023

Shaping Tomorrow Series: Addressing Racial Slurs in Schools

We’re thrilled to announce we’ll be launching a free, in-depth collection of webinars showcasing the expertise of Groundswell, while bringing important information and tools to our communities. Our new virtual series, ‘Shaping Tomorrow,’ will kick off with the first episode, on October 25 @ 6pm, centered around addressing racial slurs. Following episodes will delve into ... Read more ...
25 Oct
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

How Racism And Poverty Are Making Us Sick

On October 3rd, we will host a luncheon featuring Dr. Arline Geronimus and an important conversation about “weathering” and how racism and poverty are making us sick. She will be joined by a panel of local leaders to discuss the impact of racism and poverty in Orange County and how to build a healthier community. “Weathering” makes ... Read more ...
03 Oct
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
September 2023

2022 OC Hate Crimes Report

Orange County Human Relations Commission in Partnership with Groundswell, formerly Orange County Human Relations Council will be releasing the 2022 Hate Crime Report. Join us to hear the data analysis for impacted communities and learn how we can build a Hate Free community together. Buena Park Community Center is located at 6688 Beach Boulevard, Buena ... Read more ...
21 Sep
9:00 am - 10:30 am
July 2023

32 Hour Basic Mediation Training

Mediation is a voluntary method of dispute resolution in the parties settle their dispute with the aid of a trained mediator or a co-mediator team. Agreements are reached through effective communication, negotiation, compromise and exploration of options. Any dispute may be brought to mediation as long as both sides agree to attempt a mediated solution. ... Read more ...
26 Jul
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
May 2023
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