human rights


The Elephant We Don’t See: A Diversity Dialogue (Prince George’s County Memorial Library) – VIRTUAL

The Library and Prince George’s County Office of Human Rights present “The Elephant We Don’t See: A Diversity Dialogue” every last Tuesday of the month. Michelle Hamiel and Kyla Hanington discuss equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism with books as a launch point. This month’s selection commemorates Hispanic Heritage Month: “In […]


A Citizen’s Guide to The New York Times’ 1619 Project (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Join historian Richard Bell as he discusses the 1619 Project and tests its central claims against the evidence of the historical record. Sponsored by Friends of the Library, Rockville Memorial Chapter By now, it seems everyone has an opinion about The 1619 Project. Published in 2019, The 1619 Project was […]


⭐ National Youth Summit on Gender Equity (Smithsonian American History Museum) – VIRTUAL

The National Youth Summit brings middle and high school students together with scholars, teachers, policy experts, and activists in a national conversation about important events in America’s past that have relevance to the nation’s present and future. Guided by history, the 2021 National Youth Summit will provide a platform for learners nationwide […]


The Elephant We Don’t See: A Diversity Dialogue (Prince George’s County Memorial Library) – VIRTUAL

The Elephant We Don’t See: A Diversity Dialogue – “Coming of Age in Mississippi” by Anne Moody The Prince George’s County Memorial Library System and Prince George’s County Office of Human Rights present “The Elephant We Don’t See: A Diversity Dialogue” every last Tuesday of the month. Michelle Hamiel and […]


Food Justice in the Nation’s Capital: Panel Discussion (Smithsonian Anacostia Museum) – VIRTUAL

To celebrate the re-opening of the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum and the debut of “Food for the People”—the indoor portion of the museum’s ground-breaking new exhibition—some of DC’s leading food justice advocates join us on the virtual stage. During this lively panel discussion, we’ll take a hard look at DC’s […]


Courageous Conversations About Race (Prince George’s County Memorial Library) – VIRTUAL

Courageous Conversations About Race Glenn E. Singleton, founder of Courageous Conversation, and Jarvis R. Givens of the Harvard Graduate School of Education discuss the state of racial justice in the United States, reflecting on the social movements of 2020 and 2021 and the path forward. About Glenn E. Singleton: Glenn […]


⭐ Contemporary Conversations with Haben Girma: Conquering Harvard & Becoming a Disability Rights Advocate (MCPL)

  The first deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School, Haben Girma is a human rights lawyer advancing disability justice. Ms. Girma’s tireless advocacy for people with disabilities won her the Helen Keller Achievement Award as well as praise from President Obama, who named her White House Champion of […]