Who We Are
OCEC was founded by a group of extraordinary individuals who shared the vision of a more just and equitable Orange County. In 2008, after the passage of California's anti-gay-marriage act, Proposition 8, OCEC's founding members began organizing in the interest of marriage equality and justice for all people in a progressive Orange County. Since this time, the OCEC community has continued to grow in numbers and influence as it strives toward this vision.
To develop and sustain an infrastructure that enables the attainment of equality for all through education, dialogue and advocacy.
OCEC's founding members include the late M. Katherine Baird Darmer. A Law Professor at Chapman University and fierce advocate for social justice, Professor Darmer was a beloved voice for progress in Orange County.