Montgomery County Office of Human Rights

September 5, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Friendship Picnic in Wheaton: Fun, Food and Free For All

The seventh annual Montgomery County Friendship Picnic will be held on Sunday, September 22 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Wheaton Regional Park, located at 2000 Shorefield Road. The picnic brings together people of diverse cultures and faiths to make new friends and to discuss ways to build a stronger community. This free picnic […]

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January 31, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Maryland Civil Rights Bus Tour Open for Registration

Registration is now open for the annual Maryland Civil Rights Education Freedom Experience bus tour. The tour is hosted by the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights, in collaboration with the Montgomery County Public Libraries, the African American Employees Association, the Lincoln Park Historical Foundation and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. The tour is available […]

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January 20, 2019 | Michelle Queen

2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Tribute: Women of the Dream

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich will host the 2019 Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday and Tribute Celebration scheduled for Monday, Jan. 21 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. The event is produced by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Committee and the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights. The annual celebration spotlights Rev. […]

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November 27, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Six Residents to be Inducted into Human Rights Hall of Fame

Recognized for their visionary leadership, achievements and their efforts to eliminate discrimination, six residents will be inducted to the 2018 Human Rights Hall of Fame by the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights at a reception on Nov. 29. The theme for this year’s event is Diversity is Working for Our County. The event, which […]

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May 16, 2017 | Staff Writer

photo of Jim Stowe, director of the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights, talks about the significance of Juneteenth celebrations around the nation.

African American Women Will Be Highlighted During County’s Juneteenth Festival

The Montgomery County Office of Human Rights and the County Executive’s African American Advisory Group are inviting residents to the county’s annual Juneteenth Celebration on June 16 at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown. The event, hosted by County Executive Ike Leggett, will highlight the contributions of African American women in the quest […]

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May 3, 2017 | Staff Writer

photo of James L. Stowe, Director Montgomery County’s Office of Human Rights

Office of Human Rights to Host Free Breakfast Employment Seminar in Gaithersburg on May 23

The Montgomery County Office of Human Rights  (OHR) is collaborating with the Human Rights Commission to host a free employment seminar on Tuesday, May 23 at Bohrer Park 506 S. Frederick Avenue from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in Gaithersburg. Participants will be provided with updated information on employment laws at the state and federal […]

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March 28, 2017 | Staff Writer

Fair Housing Fair to be Held on April 20 in Gaithersburg

To celebrate Fair Housing Month in April, the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights is hosting a fair housing forum on April 20. The forum will focus on various fair housing topics such as requirements for people with disabilities, reasonable accommodations, use of service animals and new trends for a changing housing consumer base, according […]

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December 4, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

Six Residents to be Inducted into Human Rights Hall of Fame

Recognized for their visionary leadership, achievements and their efforts to eliminate discrimination, six residents will be inducted to the 2016 Human Rights Hall of Fame by the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights at a reception on Dec. 4. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at the BlackRock […]

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July 22, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Resident Highlights from Town Hall on Police and Race Relations (VIDEOS)

More than 200 residents turned out for a town hall meeting on police and race relations hosted by the County on July 20th at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown. In the MyMCMedia Extra videos below, residents share personal stories about interactions with the police and their concerns about race relations in the county.

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July 21, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

County Executive Leggett and Councilmember Rice Discuss Race Relations with Police (VIDEOS)

Hundreds of residents turned out for a town hall meeting on police and race relations hosted by the County at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown. In the MyMCMedia Extra videos, below, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett and County Councilmember Craig Rice address residents and offer their perspective on the issue.  

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