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Mosaic: An African American Perspective is a monthly half-hour cable show  aired on County Cable Montgomery, the County government cable access channel, found on Channel 30 on the Verizon Cable system, and Channel 6 on the RCN and Comcast Systems.   Watch host Deborah Milo as she discusses the third annual Friendship Picnic with Montgomery County Office of Human Rights Director James Stowe. Watch Now 

Montgomery County Friendship Picnic held Sunday, September 20, 2015. This event Brought Together Communities with Diverse Cultures and Faiths. Many gathered to have fun and meet new friends for a better community. The participants enjoyed many activities including rides for the kids, live music, dancing, Zumba and entertainment for all! Food and beverages were  provided so everyone can relax and enjoy the afternoon! Sign language interpreter and other accommodations were also available. See flyer from event.   Here.

Montgomery County’s 19th Annual Juneteenth Celebration held Friday, June 19, 2015 commemorated June 19, 1865, the day Union General Gordon Granger and 2,000 federal troops finally arrived in Galveston, Texas to announce President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation officially ending slavery in every state of the Union. Special Guest was Ms. Willie King, Veteran of the 1960’s Civil Rights Movement. 

Exploring Our Diversity: Community Forum on Transgender Issues. This important discussion held Wednesday, June 17, 2015, brought together experts, advocates and other members of the local transgender and allied community to explore the many facets of our diverse County. This conversation about our transgender community offered information, perspectives and experiences on being transgender in Montgomery County. 


Human Rights Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. On Sunday, October 12, 2014 the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights hosted its   eighth biennial Human Rights Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown, Maryland.  The Human Rights Hall of Fame mission is to honor individuals who have made great personal sacrifices in contributing to human and civil rights in Montgomery County, either as trailblazer of the past or as current light bearers in the struggle. This year's theme was   "Advancing New Strategies for Human & Civil Rights".  See 2014 Hall of Fame Inductees.



Human Rights Day 2014PROMOTING HUMAN RIGHTS . . .  The Montgomery County Council on Dec. 9 joined in the worldwide celebration of Human Rights Day.

The United Nations approved the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on Dec. 10, 1948. At the ceremonies in Rockville were, left to right: James Stowe, director of the Office of Human Rights; Tina Patterson of the County’s Human Rights Commission; Council President George Leventhal, who presented a proclamation on behalf of the Council; Commissioner Terry Vann; Commission Chair Russell Campbell; and Commissioner Alejandro Becerra.

 

Bullying in Schools: A Public Forum, September 28, 2014


 



 

Say No To Bullying
Bullying Awarness Month- October 2014: Students from Sherwood High School Produced an Anti-Bullying Video Entitled "One."
This video submission for the "2014 No Bullying Challenge" won them a trip to Hollywood.  See video here.

A Bullying in Schools: Town Hall Meeting, was held Sunday September 28, 2014, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the Silver Spring Civic Center. Lets Hear Your Voices on Prevention and Intervention Strategies! The keynote speaker for this event was Mr. Johnnie Williams III, National Youth Advocate. This meeting was presented by the Montgomery County Committee on Hate Violence.

Montgomery County Friendship Picnic Sunday, September 14th drew approximately 1,000 people to Wheaton Regional Park. Bringting Together Communities with Diverse Cultures and Faiths. Many gathered to have fun and meet new friends for a better community. There was plenty of activities and rides for the kids, live music, dancing, Zumba and entertainment for all! Food and beverages were provided so everyone could relax and enjoy the afternoon. Sign language interpreter and other accommodations were also available. See photos from this event.
 

AntiBullying Event Hear the Maryland Crunch! is a fun and educational event that culminates with a state-wide, synchronized bite into a crunchy apple. On Tuesday, March 25, 2014 thousands of Marylanders crunched apples together to help fight childhood hunger. See more photos from this event here.



 

 

AntiBullying Event Montgomery County Committee on Hate/Violence Presents"Bullying in Schools: A Community Symposium on Prevention and Intervention Strategies." This event was held Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Montgomery College Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus. The kenote speaker for this event is Johnnie Williams III. See photos from this event here.
 

 

 

Bullying Awareness MonthBullying Awareness Month- October 2014. Councilmember Valerie Ervin (second from left) was among those who spoke about increasing awareness about the lifelong impacts of bullying. Also at the ceremonies in Rockville were, left to right: James Stowe, director of the County’s Office of Human Rights; Michael Scarano of Rocking the Rage—a non-profit organization centered on creating a national shift toward refocusing attention on kindness; and Mirin Phool, founder of the Kaur Foundation, which aims to promote cultural diversity and create awareness of the Sikh identity, heritage and secular values.


 

MC Council and members of the County’s Black History Month Committee.Recognizing Black History. Black History Month’s 2014 theme of "Civil Rights in America" was celebrated on Feb. 4, 2014 by the Montgomery County Council and members of the County’s Black History Month Committee. This year’s theme chronicles the important milestones achieved by African-Americans and others in the battle for civil rights, as well as marks the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. At the ceremonies in Rockville were, left to right: Council President Craig Rice; JoAnn Barnes; Debra Jones; James Stowe, director of the County’s Office of Human Rights; Teresa Blair; Deborah Milo; Cornelia Gregory; Julian Norment; and Councilmember Cherri Branson.


 

Human Rights Day 2013Promoting Human Rights Day- December 10, 2014. The UN General Assembly proclaimed 10 December as Human Rights Day in 1950, to bring to the attention ‘of the peoples of the world’ the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations.

Last year on Human Rights Day the Montgomery County Council joined in the worldwide celebration of Human Rights Day. The United Nations approved the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on Dec. 10, 1948.At the ceremonies in Rockville were, left to right: Terry Vann and Tina Patterson, members of the County’s Human Rights Commission;  James Stowe, director of the Office of Human Rights; and Montgomery County Council President Craig Rice. Also at the Dec. 10  ceremonies Terry Vann of the Montgomery County Human Rights Commission joined in the reading of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

 

2014 Humanitarian AwardThe Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Committee sought nominations for the Humanitarian Award and the Children of the Dream Award, 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 was held at Strathmore Music Center, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, Maryland. See the recipients of this award here.

 

 

 

Activities and Programs Archive

County, State & Federal Employment Law Update & Information Breakfast Tuesday, September 30th from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the Silver Spring Civic Center. Participants learned about new and emerging Employment Laws and Regulations. This event was presented by the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights and the Montgomery  County Human Rights Commission. Sign language and other accomodations were available. See flyer for details. (September 2014)

Promoting Human Rights Day- December 10, 2014. The UN General Assembly proclaimed 10 December as Human Rights Day in 1950, to bring to the attention ‘of the peoples of the world’ the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations. Last year on Human Rights Day the Montgomery County Council joined in the worldwide celebration of Human Rights Day. The United Nations approved the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on Dec. 10, 1948.At the ceremonies in Rockville were, left to right: Terry Vann and Tina Patterson, members of the County’s Human Rights Commission;  James Stowe, director of the Office of Human Rights; and Montgomery County Council President Craig Rice. Also at the Dec. 10  ceremonies Terry Vann of the Montgomery County Human Rights Commission joined in the reading of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. See photo here. (December 2014)

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Committee sought nominations for the Humanitarian Award and the Children of the Dream Award, 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 was held at Strathmore Music Center, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, Maryland. See the recipients of this award here. (January 2014)

Related Videos and Photos

"Volunteers Give Back in Montgomery County on MLK Day (Video)" includes interviews at the Bethesda Conference Center and the Silver Spring Civic Building. See more here:  http://www.mymcmedia.org/volunteers-give-back-in-montgomery-county-on-mlk-day-video/

Seneca Creek Community Church. See more here: http://www.mymcmedia.org/a-day-of-service-at-local-church-video/

See other photos from various events sponsored by the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights over the years. See more here.

 

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