Ban the Box, or the Fair Criminal Record Screening Standards Law, assists in the successful reintegration into the workforce people with criminal records by removing improper barriers to employment. The law helps to make sure that employers make hiring decisions based on relevant work qualifications without improperly considering a person’s criminal record. The law does this by restricting when during the application process an employer can inquire about someone’s criminal history. Read More Here.
SAVE THE DATE! 2017 MARYLAND CIVIL RIGHTS EDUCATIONAL FREEDOM EXPERIENCE, APRIL 8 -16, 2017. DOWNLOAD FLYER HERE.
2017 Maryland Civil Rights Educational Freedom Experience will be held April 8 - 16. Join Us as we embark on an inspiration-filled educational experience travelling south to explore the birth place of the Civil Rights Movement. We will retrace the Freedom Trail and learn about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the Greensboro Sit-Ins, Voting Rights and other significant events of the American Civil Rights Movement. Among other numerous sites, we will visit the Lorraine Motel, Central High School, the home of Medgar Evers and Dexter Avenue Baptist Church. Travel on a state-of-the-art bus equipped with WiFi.
See pricing information and tentative agenda here. Click here to Register Early for this event !
Literary Contest and Visual Arts Show in Observance of Montgomery County, Maryland’s Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Montgomery County Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Committee Invites All Montgomery County Elementary, Middle and High School Students to Participate in the 2017 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Literary Contest and Visual Arts Show. This event is OPEN TO ALL Montgomery County Students in Elementary, Middle and High Schools. Entry Deadline: Monday, January 9, 2017 by 5pm.
See Literary Contest Flyer here. Click here for MLK Literary Contest Instructions.
Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Committee cordially invite you to attend Montgomery County’s Annual Birthday Tribute and Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Monday, January, 16, 2017, 3:30 p.m. This year’s tribute and celebration focuses on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s relentless pursuit for justice. We are excited to showcase a diverse group of talented performers who will continue King’s legacy of justice through music, word and dance. This event will be held at The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, Maryland 20852.
FREE parking in the adjacent Grosvenor/Strathmore Garage. To obtain FREE tickets for the program, please contact the ticket office at www.strathmore.org, or 301-581-5100 beginning January 2, 2017. See flyer for details.
Black History Month. Students from the fourth grade class of teacher Melinda Nwoye at Stedwick Elementary School in Gaithersburg helped the Montgomery County Council on Dec. 13 recognize the annual celebration of Human Rights Day by showing the video they created called “The Lie.” The video features students of various races and nationalities stressing that people of all nationalities should respect each other and that they are not different just because of their heritage. Councilmembers Roger Berliner and Craig Rice led the ceremonies in Rockville, which were also joined by James Stowe, the director of the County’s Office of Human Rights, and Stedwick Principal Margaret Pastor. The video of the Council Proclamation Presentaion can be viewed at https://youtu.be/Ew1iRhY35T8.