Saturday, May 19, 2018
Gaithersburg City Hall Grounds
The Gaithersburg Book Festival is a celebration of the written word and its power to enrich the human experience. Our mission is to foster an interest in reading, writing and literary conversation. For more information, visit http://gaithersburgbookfestival.org/
Join Montgomery History for a panel discussion on Muslim experiences within the County. With religious intolerance on the rise across the country, it is ncumbent upon historians to document and record those experiences. And all too often, non-Christian religions like Islam are given short shrift in American history. Locally, Jim Johnston’s book “From Slave Ship to Harvard” and Stephen Stec’s article “Riley v. Worthington” in the Montgomery County Story highlight the overlooked presence of Muslims in our early history. In keeping with the adage that “today is tomorrow’s history,” Jim Johnston will lead a panel of individuals from Pakistan, the United States, Egypt, and Algeria in a conversation to discuss stories of immigration and what it is like to be Muslim in Montgomery County today. Join this panel in leaving a record for future historians. The panel includes Jim Johnston, Mimi Hassanein, Ahmed Achrati, Sam mak (Rina Hafiz), and Bano Makhdoom. To register, visit www.mocomuslimexperiences.eventbrite.com
Moving Beyond Labels in a Diverse Society:
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Montgomery College- Germantown Campus
6:00 PM- 10:00 PM
Montgomery College’s Global Nexus Program and the Office of Advancement and Community Engagement Present:
Moving Beyond Labels in a Diverse Society: Recognizing Unconscious Bias and Fostering Understanding for a More Resilient Community
Ramadan Iftar Dinner will follow the discussion. (Breaking Fast at Sunset)
On the road to building trust, civility and action, please join us for this community engagement and interfaith conversation. Meet New People in an Open Forum and Enjoy a Delicious Meal!
Please share with students and your Community Network!
– The event is free and open to the public. Space is limited, RSVP is strongly recommended by Friday, May 18.
Candidates for the Office of Montgomery County Executive will share their vision for the county and address questions related to jobs and workforce development, affordable housing, health and mental health care, safety net services, early care and education, and other topics of concern to the nonprofit sector and the 500,000+ residents who receive its services.
Help us show the candidates the strength and impact of the nonprofit sector by filling the room. Please be sure to attend, and invite your board members, staff, and clients.
Arts and Industries Happy Hour
Last Wednesday of the Month
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
The Arts On the Block Studio
4218 Howard Avenue, Suite 3A, Kensington, MD 20895
AOB is joining the creative economy conversation in an even more intentional way. Every
month AOB invites creative colleagues to visit our studio and chat with us about professional
adventures in the creative industries. This is a free event and light refreshments are served.
The 2ND Salsa Fundraiser with Rafael Ortiz y El Tumbao Urbano is an effort to support a great cause within the Montgomery County community. During the event, the salsa orchestra Rafael Ortiz y El Tumbao Urbano, will be featuring from Puerto Rico Simon Perez. A salsa singer and legend in the genre who was recently recognized during the Dia Nacional de la Salsa in Puerto Rico. Victor Maysonet, a local dance instructor, will be contributing with a 45 minutes salsa lesson. One of the best salsa DJ in the DMV area DJ Dola, from Salsa Underground, will be playing your favorite songs as well as DJ Killer Joe.
This year’s fundraiser will be dedicated to The Tree House. The Tree House Child Advocacy Center of Montgomery County is dedicated to reducing trauma and promoting healing of children who are victims of physical abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect. You can learn more about The Tree House mission by visiting http://treehousemd.org.
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