International Cultural Center

STAND UP! Uniting to Respond to Hate Speech & Violence

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!

Welcome remarks by James Stowe, Director, Montgomery County Office of Human Rights

Presentation by Seth Gordon-Lipkin, Education Director, DC Regional Office, ADL

Presentation by Nouf Bazaz, Senior Fellow, WORDE

Presentation by Beth Tabachnick, Clinical Social Worker (Contractor), Crisis Intervention Team, MCPD 

Presentation by Lt. Mike Ward, Administrative Lieutenant, MCPD