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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.

 

2014 Friendship PicnicMontgomery 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.

 

Martin Luther King Jr. Committee
Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Committee

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Strathmore (Photos & Video). Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett addresses the crowd at Strathmore for the 20th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. event. This was the 20th year that Montgomery County has celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a formal tribute and musical celebration at Strathmore. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports. See more here.

 

 

 

James L. Stowe, Director MC Office of Human RightsChildren of the Dream Awards (Video). James L. Stowe, Director , Montgomery County Office of Human Rights and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Committee Member and the recipients of  the Children of the Dream Award. The Children of the Dream awards were announced at the Martin Luther King, Jr. tribute and celebration at Strathmore. Meet Ekiomoado Olumese of Poolesville High, Malachi Stoll of Walt Whitman High and the Dance Marathon Group at Clarksburg High. See more here.  

 

 

 

Humanitarian Awards Presentation (Video)

Two Humanitarian Awards were  presented at the Martin Luther King, Jr. tribute and celebration on Jan. 20 at Strathmore. The award winners are Michael Williams, a teacher at Walter Johnson High School, and Anhar Karim a Northwest High School student. Learn more in this video:

 

 

Joint Commission Public Forum (Photos)

The Public Forum on "Do You Think A Trayvon Martin-Type Incident Could Occur In Montgomery County." This event was organized by the Montgomery County Human Rights Commission, City of Rockville Human Rights Commission and Montgomery County Office of Human RightsHeld at the Executive Office Building Auditorium, 101 Monroe Street, Rockville, MD 20850.  See more 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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