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Description
The document collection contains newspaper articles, event programs, case studies, court case documents, and speeches from 1996 - 2016. Awards and certificates of appreciation from various individuals and community organizations range from 1976 – 2016, from such organizations as the Orange County Probation Dept., Hispanic Council of Realtors, Orange County Board of Education, League of United Latin American Citizens, the Anaheim Police Dept., and the Anti-Defamation League.
Background
Amin David moved to California from Chihuahua, Mexico and became a U.S. Citizen. He is best known for founding Los Amigos of Orange County as a result of struggles between the community and police in Anaheim. Los Amigos tackled issues on education, civil rights, public safety, government transparency, and arts and culture. He served as president of Los Amigos until 2012 and held breakfast meetings every Wednesday at Jagerhaus Restaurant in Anaheim. Anyone who needed help was invited to speak out and was helped. He also took on issues in other Orange County communities, such as Islamophobia and anti-Semitism. In 1971 he became the first chair of the Orange County Human Relations Commission, and in 1977, the first Latino appointed to the Anaheim Planning Commission. He was also a founding member of Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development, Orange County Community Housing Corporation, and an active member of the Anaheim police chief’s advisory board. He also ran two successful plumbing and materials companies in Anaheim. He is survived by his wife and four children. Source: http://www.ocregister.com/2016/05/23/amin-david-founder-of-los-amigos-of-orange-county-dead-at-83/.
Extent
6 Document Boxes, Multiple Oversize Items
Restrictions
Property rights reside with the California State University, Fullerton University Archives and Special Collections. No part may be quoted for publication without the written permission of the University Archives & Special Collections, CSU Fullerton or the copyright holder. Requests for permission to quote from these materials should be addressed to: California State University, Fullerton University Archives & Special Collections 800 N. State College, PLS-352 |Fullerton, CA 92834-3599 (657) 278-3444 Permission requests for photograph use can be made by the completion of an Application for use-images form.
Availability
The collection is open for research. Some materials within the collection are subject to access restrictions and/or reproduction restrictions.