Montgomery County’s Office of Human Rights and the Committee on Hate/Violence are co-hosting a free community forum and discussion called “Bullying in Schools: A Community Symposium on Prevention and Intervention Strategies,” on Saturday, February 4 from 2 to 4 p.m. The symposium will take place at the Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza, One Veterans Place.
The two-hour symposium will be moderated by County Councilmember Valerie Ervin. The keynote speaker will be U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Chair Martin Castro. Panelists will include representatives of Montgomery County Public Schools, National Association of School Psychologists, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Gay-Straight Alliance of Walt Whitman High School. Youth advocate Johnnie Williams will also join the panel discussions.
Sign language interpreter services will be provided only upon request with notice as far in advance as possible, but no less than 72 hours prior to the event. If these or other services or aids are needed to participate, call 240-777-8450 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A reception will follow the panel discussions. For more information, contact the Office of Human Rights at 240-777-8450.
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