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The Office of Human Rights investigates incidents of hate/violence and complaints of discrimination. Victims of hate/violence crimes can seek compensation for replacement of property through the County's Partnership Fund, administered by the Office of Human Rights.

AttentionAttention: Montgomery County’s new Earned Sick and Safe Leave law goes into effect October 1, 2016.
DOWNLOAD EARNED SICK AND SAFE LEAVE POSTER HERE 
| FACT SHEET
PAID PARENTAL LEAVE ADDED TO MONTGOMERY COUNTY'S SICK AND SAFE LEAVE LAW. SEE DETAILS HERE.
DOWNLOAD EARNED SICK AND SAFE LEAVE POSTER (IN SPANISH)

DOWNLOAD ARTICLE XIII. EARNED SICK AND SAFE LEAVE HERE


Please click here to see the fact sheet on the new law and a copy of the signed legislation. If you have additional questions or need further information please call 240-777-8490 or email Human-Rights.Administration@montgomerycountymd.gov
 

Ban the Box Ban the Box, or the Fair Criminal Record Screening Standards Law, assists in the successful reintegration into the workforce people with criminal records by removing improper barriers to employment. The law helps to make sure that employers make hiring decisions based on relevant work qualifications without improperly considering a person’s criminal record. The law does this by restricting when during the application process an employer can inquire about someone’s criminal history.   Read More Here.

 

EVENT DATE RESCHEDULED! Join Us Thursday, December 8, 2016 for the County Employment Law Update Information Breakfast. Come and learn what you need to know about new and emerging Employment Laws and Regulations. This event will be held at the Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union, Germantown Branch, Conference Room, 12820 Wisteria Drive, Germantown, Maryland 20874, Thursday, December 8, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Complimentary Continental Breakfast will be served. This event is Presented by the Montgomery Office of Human Rights and the Montgomery County Human Rights Commission.

Download Flyer for details. 

 

Civil Rights Hall of Fame induction Ceremony. Make Your Nominations Today! On Sunday, December 4, 2016 the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights will host its ninth 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 a trailblazerof the past or as current light bearers in the struggle. Click here to make your nomination . Deadline for nominations are November 4, 2016.  See 2014 Hall of Fame inductees here.

 

2017 Literary Contest & Visual Arts Show Literary Contest and Visual Arts Show in Observance of Montgomery County, Maryland’s Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Montgomery County Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Committee Invites All Montgomery County Elementary, Middle and High School  Students  to Participate in the 2017 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Literary Contest and Visual Arts Show. This event is OPEN TO ALL Montgomery County Students in Elementary, Middle and High Schools. Entry Deadline: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2016 by 5pm.

See Literary Contest Flyer here.  Click Here For Complete Details.
 

 

Annual MLK Birthday Tribute and Celebration Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Committee cordially invite you to attend Montgomery County’s Annual Birthday Tribute and Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Monday, January, 16, 2017, 3:30 p.m. This event will be held at The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, Maryland 20852.

FREE parking in the adjacent Grosvenor/Strathmore Garage. To obtain FREE tickets for the program, please contact the ticket office at www.strathmore.org, or 301-581-5100 beginning January 2, 2016. See flyer for details.
 

 

Children of the Dream Award and Humanitarian Award The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Committee is seeking nominations for 2017 The Children of the Dream Award and the 2017 Humanitarian Award, which will be presented at this year’s MLK Celebration on Monday, January 16, 2017. The Montgomery County sponsored event will be held at Strathmore Music Center, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, Maryland at 3:30 pm. Nomination Deadline is Friday, December 16, 2016. 

Click here for Children of the Dream Award letter and nomination form.
Click here for the Humanitarian Award letter and nomination form.

 

 

 

2016 Civil Rights Freedom Tour SAVE THE DATE! 2017 CIVIL RIGHTS EDUCATIONAL FREEDOM TOUR, APRIL 8 -15, 2017.

The 2016 Civil Rights Educational Freedom Tour was held April 3 - 10. This inspired and educational tour traveled south to visit the birth place of the Civil Rights Movement.
The tour retraced the Freedom Trail to learn about Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks & the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Voters Rights and other significant events of the Civil Rights Movement. You don't have to be a resident of Montgomery County Maryland to participate in this amazing adventure. The Civil Rights Educational Freedom Tour was modeled from the idea of the Civil Rights Heritage Tour initiated from the work of the Raleigh North Carolina Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee and Bruce Lightner the Committee Founder. See photos from the 2015 Civil Rights Educational Freedom Tour .

 

 

 

2016 Black History Month

 

Black History Month. Civic and Human Rights leaders of Montgomery County were present on Feb. 23 as the County Council recognized Black History Month. At the event were, left to right: Vernon and Janet Ricks, Arlee Wallace, Councilmember Craig Rice, Odessa Shannon, Director of the Office of Human Rights James Stowe, Ruby Rubens, Warren Fleming, Cherri Branson, Pat Grant and Julian Norment.

 

 

Faith Community Advisory Council

Montgomery County, Faith Community  Advisory Council Notes and Events.  The upcoming events provide new opportunities for crossing the bridge from separation to communication and a cherished sense of community.  Read more here .

 

 

 

 


Montgomery County Office of Human Rights · 21 Maryland Avenue, Suite 330 · Rockville, Maryland 20850
Telephone: 240.777.8450 · Fax: 240.777.8460 · MD Relay: 7-1-1
Email:   Human-Rights.Administration@montgomerycountymd.gov

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