The Office of Human Rights investigates incidents of hate/violence and complaints of discrimination. Victims of hate/violence crimes can seek compensation for replacement of property through the County's Partnership Fund, administered by the Office of Human Rights.
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Committee is seeking nominations for the Humanitarian Award and the Children of the Dream Award, which will be presented at this year’s MLK Celebration on Monday, January 20, 2014. Montgomery County, the City of Gaithersburg, the City of Takoma Park and the Town of Garrett Park jointly sponsor this celebration, which will be held at Strathmore Music Center, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, Maryland.
Click the link below to see the criteria by which the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Committee will use to select the recipient for these awards. All nominees will be acknowledged during the program. Click here for the Humanitarian Award letter and entry form. Click here for the Children of the Dream Award letter and entry form. Nominations deadline is Friday, December 6, 2013.
Registration Now Open! 2014 Civil Rights Educational Freedom Tour, March 31- April 5, 2014. Join us in a fun filled and educational tour traveling south to visit the birth place of the Civil Rights Movement. We will retrace the Freedom Trail and learn about Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks & the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Voters Rights and other significant events of the Civil Rights Movement. Click here for the 2014 Civil Rights Educational Freedom Tour Itinerary. Click here for flyer and registration form.
Montgomery County Friendship Picnic. Bringing Together Communities with Diverse Cultures and Faiths. The Friendship Picnic held on Sunday, October 13, drew people from various ethnic and faith traditions to the Wheaton Regional Park for enjoying each other's food and traditions through conversation, live music and dance. The first Annual Friendship Picnic was co-sponsored by the HRC Committee on Hate/Violence and the County Executive's Faith Community Working Group. See photos from this event.
Human Rights Hall of Fame 2013 Induction Ceremony. Eight residents were inducted into the Human Rights Hall of Fame by the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights (OHR). The event was held at the BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Drive in Germantown. The honorees were recognized for their visionary leadership, outstanding achievements and altruism on the road to eliminating discrimination and advancing human rights. Benjamin Jealous, president and CEO of the NAACP was the keynote speaker for this event. More.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 2014 Literary Contest and Visual Arts Show. The Montgomery County Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Committee, The City of Gaithersburg, and The Gazette Newspapers Invite all Montgomery County Elementary, Middle, and High School Students to participate in the 2014 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Literary Contest and Visual Arts Show In Observance of Montgomery County, Maryland’s 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. See flyer for details.
Meeting Minutes of the Human Rights Commission of 2012. View the meeting minutes of the Montgomery County Human Rights Commission. The Commission has 15 members. The members are appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by the County Council. The Commission meets at 7:00 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month at the Office of Human Rights, 21 Maryland Avenue, Suite 330, in Rockville. Meetings are open to the public. Click here for more information.
Montgomery County Office of Human Rights
21 Maryland Avenue, Suite 330 · Rockville, Maryland 20850
Telephone: 240.777.8450 · Fax: 240.777.8460 · TTY: 240.777.8480