Montgomery County Office of Human Rights

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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July 21, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Residents Grade County on Race Relations at Town Hall Meeting (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

More than 200 residents packed the room at the BlackRock Center for the Arts for a town hall meeting on police and race relations hosted by the County on Wednesday night. It was the second town hall held this week. Panelists included, Police Chief Tom Manger, Montgomery County Council President Nancy Floreen, Montgomery County branch of […]

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March 8, 2016 | Willie James Inman

Faith and Community Leaders Work to Counter Dangerous Speech (PHOTOS)

Over 150 faith leaders and members of the community turned out for an event aimed at ending dangerous speech on Tuesday night in Silver Spring. The event took place at the Silver Spring Civic Building located at One Veterans Plaza. The speakers for the evening were Jim Stowe, director of the Montgomery County Office of […]

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February 22, 2016 | Staff Writer

Civil Rights Tour Preview (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Office of Human Rights is hosting a Civil Rights Historic Bus Tour that retraces the steps of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and other Civil Rights activists from April 3-10. Lorna Virgili talked with James Stowe about the upcoming trip. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local […]

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February 18, 2016 | Willie James Inman

Local Muslim-Americans and County Leaders Discuss Ways to Combat Discrimination (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Office of Human Rights Committee on Hate and Violence hosted a meeting with the County’s Muslim community on Feb. 17 at the Muslim Community Center in Silver Spring. Residents and County leaders discussed ways to combat discrimination and build better understanding within the County. MyMCMedia’s Willie James Inman reports.   Related:

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February 16, 2016 | Willie James Inman

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 […]

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December 11, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

Local Muslim-Americans Raise Concerns About Discrimination at County Meeting (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Office of Human Rights Committee on Hate and Violence held a special meeting at the Muslim Community Center in Silver Spring on Dec. 10th. Local Muslim-Americans voiced their concerns about issues impacting the community in light of recent terrorist attacks. MyMCMedia’s Maureen Chowdhury reports. Related Posts: 

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December 11, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

Muslim Community Members Speak About Discrimination Concerns at County Meeting (PHOTOS)

Dozens of Muslim community members attended a special meeting, held by the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights Committee on Hate and Violence, at the Muslim Community Center in Silver Spring  on Thursday. The meeting provided an opportunity for local Muslim-Americans to speak out about the discrimination the community is facing to County officials and police […]

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September 22, 2015 | Aline Barros

Full House at the Annual Friendship Picnic in Wheaton (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Montgomery County Office of Human Rights hosted on Sunday the third Annual Friendship Picnic at the Wheaton Regional Park. County officials expected more than 1,000 people to attend the picnic that celebrates the county’s diversity, culture, and different faiths coming together in one place. “The most important thing besides [the event] becoming bigger and bigger is that […]

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March 2, 2015 | Krista Brick

Five Things to Know Today, March 2, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, March 2, in Montgomery County: 1. Two people were injured on Saturday when a car hit them as they waited for a bus in Kensington. 2. You can catch the latest episode of 21 This Week on Montgomery Channel 21. Watch a preview here. 3. MCM’s Aline Barros gave […]

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