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.
Human Rights Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. On Sunday, October 12, 2014 the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights hosted its eighth 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 trailblazer of the past or as current light bearers in the struggle. This year's theme was "Advancing New Strategies for Human & Civil Rights". See 2014 Hall of Fame Inductees.
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Committee is seeking nominations for the Humanitarian Award, which will be presented at the MLK Celebration on Monday, January 19, 2015. The Montgomery County sponsored event will be held at Strathmore Music Center, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, Maryland at 3:00 pm. See the criteria by which the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Committee will use to select the recipient for this award. Nominations deadline is Friday December 5, 2014. Click here for more information and nomination form.
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Committee is seeking nominations for the Children of the Dream Award, which will be presented at the MLK Celebration on Monday, January 19, 2015. Montgomery County, the City of Gaithersburg, the City of Takoma Park and the Town of Garrett Park jointly sponsor this celebration, which will be held at Strathmore Music Center, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, Maryland. The theme for program is “Honoring the Legacy: Celebrate, Serve, Remember.” The Children of the Dream Award will be presented to one male and one female student in grades 9-12, or a group or club, which demonstrates outstanding character and community/school involvement. Volunteer activities may include a single significant project or an on-going effort, and must be above and beyond routine class work or school or community projects. Click here for more information and nomination form.
2015 Literary Contest and Visual Arts Show. In observance of the Montgomery County Maryland’s 2015 Celebration of Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Committee along with the City of Gaithersburg and The Gazette Newspaper invite all Montgomery County elementary, middle and high school student to participate. Entry Deadline is Friday, December 12, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Click here for more information.
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.
Mark Your Calendar. Civil Rights Educational Freedom Tour, April 6 - 11, 2015 . This fun filled and educational tour travels south to visit the birth place of the Civil Rights Movement. The tour will retrace 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 dont'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. Check back soon for more information!
See photos and videos from various events and/or activities of the Office of Human Rights. Photos include Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett and the MLK, Jr. Committee and events such as 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, photos from the Joint Commission Public Forum on "Do You Think A Trayvon Martin-Type Incident Could Occur In Montgomery County." , among others. See photos here.
Montgomery County Office of Human Rights
21 Maryland Avenue, Suite 330 · Rockville, Maryland 20850
Telephone: 240.777.8450 · Fax: 240.777.8460 · TTY: 240.777.8480