Incidents of bias have recently escalated in Montgomery County, reflecting troubling trends nationwide. On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017, approximately 60 parents, students, educators and other community members gathered to participate in a workshop, “Stand Up! Uniting to Respond to Hate Speech & Violence”. The workshop was a follow-up to a similar event held in March 2016. Speakers provided information to better understand the roots of hate/bias, training in supporting affected individuals and communities, and tips on how to respond in a crisis. A representative from the Montgomery County Police Department also provided resources on how to report incidents of bias and hate crimes in Montgomery County.
Following are video clips from our event!