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Human Rights Committee on Hate and Violence to Host Meeting with Muslim Community

The Montgomery County Office of Human Rights Committee on Hate and Violence (COHV) will host a public meeting on Wednesday, February 17. The meeting will take place at the Muslim Community Center (MCC) which is located at 15200 New Hampshire Avenue in Silver Spring.

The event is a follow-up to a previous meeting that took place in December of 2015. Testimony from the December meeting identified five major areas for further discussion.

  • Bullying of students
  • Police relations within the Muslim community
  • Mental health support for those in the Muslim community
  • The role of the interfaith community and incidents of hate violence
  • The role of the COHV in support of victims of hate violence

COHV has invited several County officials to address concerns in the Muslim community.

  • Kimberly Statham, Deputy Superintendent of the Office of School Support and Improvement
  • Thomas Manger, Chief of the Montgomery County Police Department
  • Uma Ahluwalia, Director of Department of Health and Human Services
  • Kasey Kaseman, Interfaith Community Liaison, Office of Community Partnerships
  • Lorraine Lee-Stepney, Chair of the Committee on Hate Violence
  • Jim Stowe, Director of the Office of Human Rights

The meeting is open to the public and will take place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more information call Lorraine Lee-Stepney at 240.777.8450.

 

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Maureen Chowdhury

About Maureen Chowdhury

Maureen Chowdhury is a multimedia journalist with Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at mchowdhury@mymcmedia.org and on Twitter at @MediaMaureen. Maureen authors the blog Sound Check on MyMCMedia.

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