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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.

Employer's Information Employer’s Corner: Employment Laws, Compliance Requirements, Forms, Notices and Legislation for use and reference by employers. This section will be updated as revisions and changes warrant. Highlights and reminders of significant dates and deadlines will also be included . Learn More Here.

 

Committee on Hate/Violence. The duties of the Hate/Violence Committee are to develop and distribute information about hate/violence, promote educational activities that demonstrate the positive value of ethnic and social diversity; advise the County Council, the County Executive, and County agencies about hate/violence in the County, and recommend such policies, programs, legislation, or regulations as it finds necessary to reduce the incidences of acts of hate/violence. Learn More.

 

Fair Housing Program. As a part of the Office of Human Rights, The Fair Housing Program has developed a far-reaching program of outreach and monitoring activities. If you feel you have been a victim of housing discrimination and would like to file a complaint, visit the Compliance Section of this web site, or call 240/777-8450 or TTY 240/777-8480. To obtain information on fair housing or to arrange for training for your business, group, or organization, call 240/777-8450. Visit the Fair Housing Section for more information.

 

Montgomery County Friendship PicnicSAVE THE DATE!  
Montgomery County Friendship Picnic, Bringing Together Communities with Diverse Cultures and Faiths, Sunday, September 17, 2017 , Wheaton Regional Park, 1 pm - 5 pm
Join Us for a FREE Fun-Filled Afternoon. This event is endorsed and supported by the Montgomery County Committee on Hate/Violence (COHV), Office of Human Rights and the Human Rights Commission.    See Flyer for Details       Register Early!  



 

Friendship Picnic SponsorshipFriendship Picnic Sponsorship Opportunities .
Businesses that value the rich diversity enjoyed here in Montgomery County have a golden opportunity to increase their visibility within the community by sponsoring the County’s annual Friendship Picnic. More than 2000 County residents, including the County Executive, County Council members and other elected officials, will be on hand for an afternoon filled with fun, food and entertainment.

The businesses that are located and operate here reflect the diversity of the whole community.  Sponsorship levels are available to fit any budget – and your participation will clearly demonstrate your support for this community we all call home.  See Sponsorship Flyer Here
Visit the event sponsorship page for more information on sponsorship levels.
 

 

LeggettLEGGETT ANNOUNCES GRANT PROGRAM FOR SECURITY NEEDS FOR COUNTY FAITH-BASED GROUPS FACING HATE CRIMES

County Executive Ike Leggett today announced guidelines for a Montgomery County grant program that will match monies spent by County faith-based religious institutions that have experienced or are at risk to experience hate crimes.

The “Faith-based Facilities Security Improvement Grants” program is a $225,000, one-time program approved by the County Council and supported by the County Executive and the Council as a response to recent hate crimes. Only electronic applications will be accepted. Organizations will be notified of award decisions by September 15, 2017.   

Click here for Information and Application Form
 

 

Communities Against Hate HUNDREDS GATHER IN BETHESDA FOR THE LAUNCH OF COMMUNITIES AGAINST HATE

On the same day that some residents remembered the millions of lives lost due to hate during the Holocaust, a new group standing up against bigotry launched. The Communities United Against Hate (CUAH) of Montgomery County held its first rally at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School on Sunday evening. “We’re bringing people together,” said Paul Tiao, president of CUAH Montgomery County. “People who have been deeply involved in fighting discrimination, addressing hate incidents and hate crimes; we’re putting them together to work collaboratively to fight this problem more effectively.” Read More Here.

 

Compliance Do You Know Your Rights? We Are Here To Help. If you feel you have been discriminated in employment; real estate; housing; public accommodations; intimidation; race; gender identity; color; religious creed; genetic status; age; disability; or sexual orientation contact the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights at 240-777-8450. Inquries and/or questions concerning possible violations can also be made by calling 311.

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2017 Maryland Civil Rights Tour The Vision! The MoCo Pride Center will be a 501c3 organization designed to serve the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) community and its allies in Montgomery County, Maryland.  The vision of the MoCo Pride Center is to be the leading organization for LGBTQ resources and advocacy in our county. Our proposed mission is to organize, support, educate, and provide outreach to the LGBTQ community and its allies. Learn More About Us!

Visit our website www.mocopridecenter.org

Upcoming Event! The Montgomery County LGBTQ Social, Saturday, July 29, 2:00 – 4:00 pm.
 

 

 

2017 MD Civil Rights Educational Freedom Tour 2017 MARYLAND CIVIL RIGHTS EDUCATIONAL FREEDOM EXPERIENCE.
 
2017 Maryland Civil Rights Educational Freedom Experience held April 8 - 16. The participants of this hour will 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.
 
Check back soon for photos from this exciting educational experience.

 

 

 


Montgomery County Office of Human Rights · 21 Maryland Avenue, Suite 330 · Rockville, Maryland 20850
Telephone: 240.777.8450 · Fax: 240.777.8460 · MD Relay: 7-1-1
Email:   Human-Rights.Administration@montgomerycountymd.gov

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