Communities United Against Hate Conference - Oct 7 & 22

Dear Friends:

In the aftermath of the hate and violence in Charlottesville, the President’s termination of DACA, local ICE raids, the murder of Lt. Richard Collins by an Alt-Reich member, the Muslim travel ban, and the dramatic increase in hate and bias incidents in Montgomery County’s schools and neighborhoods since last November, many of us are looking for ways to fight back and protect the inclusiveness and diversity that we all cherish.

Please join Communities United Against Hate – Montgomery County on the morning of Sat, October 7th and the afternoon of Sun, October 22nd for our first ever Schools Conference.  This FREE county-wide conference for parents, students, teachers, school staff, and concerned residents, will include a dozen concurrent/plenary sessions and workshops hosted by leaders of the County Council, Board of Education, County Office of Human Rights, MC Public Schools, MC Council of PTAs, Student Government Association, MC Education Association, NAACP, CASA, Anti-Defamation League, and influential minority, religious, and community groups.  Please send this invitation to your friends, colleagues and neighbors.  There is no admission fee for attending this conference.

Come to our workshops and participate in discussions with elected officials, county government leaders, and community leaders who shape policies and programs in our schools.  Workshop topics will include:

•         School climate, nature/extent of bias incidents, and efforts to measure these problems accurately

•         Systemic and historic discrimination Initiatives to address hate, bias and bullying

•         Student & parental capacity building, and community engagement

•         Student achievement gap & Universal Pre-K

•         Legal rights of students

•         Effects of ending DACA, and initiatives by CASA and other community groups to enact DACA into law

Additional sponsors include: Jews United for Justice, Silver Spring UMC, Faith Community Working Group, JCRC, Chevy Chase UMC, Sikh Kid2Kid, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, Committee on Hate/Violence, OCA Asian Pacific American Advocates, National Council of Negro Woman – Montgomery County Section, Neighbors for Good, Sixth and I Historic Synagogue, Shaare Torah Synagogue, Woman’s Democratic Club of Montgomery County, Impact Silver Spring, Our Voices Matter, and more to be added.

Here are the conference details and registration links:

PART 1: Saturday, October 7, 2017 8:30am - 12:30pm
            Silver Spring United Methodist Church
            8900 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, MD
PART 2: Sunday, October 22, 2017 12:30pm - 4:30pm
            Shady Grove Middle School
            8100 Midcounty Highway, Gaithersburg, MD

         Register for Oct. 7th conference date here
            Register for Oct. 22nd conference date here

CUAH is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that unites our diverse community to combat bigotry, support victims of hate, and promote inclusiveness in Montgomery County.  Many of you attended our official launched in April, 2017.  Check us out at our website here, where you can become a CUAH member.  Visit us on Facebook and like us!