Meet Belmont Community Information Fair


Tuesday, August 30th, 2016, 6pm - 8:30pm

Chenery Middle School, 95 Washington St., Belmont, MA

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Events

Muslims in America: Hearing Their Story

For those of you who were unable to attend the remarkable panel discussion on Muslims in America: Hearing Their Story, we encourage you to view it on Belmont Media.

Meet Belmont: Community Information Fair

  • Tuesday, August 30th, 6pm - 8:30pm
  • Chenery Middle School, 95 Washington St.
  • Learn about town departments, schools, local government
  • Discover recreation and arts programs
  • Find community organizations, volunteering opportunities, and other activities
  • Register to vote
  • Meet old and new friends

Open Our Hearts

  • Saturday, October 1st, 1pm
  • The First Church in Belmont, Unitarian Universalist, 404 Concord Ave., Belmont, MA

A benefit concert for Central American asylum-seeking women and children now in Massachusetts.

Meeting dates for the upcoming year

  • Thursday, September 8th, 2016, 7:30 pm
    Flett Room, Belmont Public Library
  • Thursday, October 13th, 2016 (tentative date)
    TBD
  • Thursday, November 8th, 2016, 7:30 pm
    Flett Room, Belmont Public Library
  • Thursday, January 12th, 2017, 7:30 pm
    Assembly Room, Belmont Public Library
  • Thursday, March 9th, 2017, 7:30 pm
    Assembly Room, Belmont Public Library
  • Thursday, May 11th, 2017, 7:30 pm
    Flett Room, Belmont Public Library

Our History

Founded in May 1992 after rioting scarred Los Angeles, Belmont Against Racism (BAR) is a community-action, all-volunteer organization addressing issues of racism and prejudice by following the slogan, think globally, act locally. We focus on fostering awareness and educating the community about exclusionary practices, creating a welcoming community for all, and increasing diversity throughout the town. While BAR, in its first decade, mostly focused on addressing racism, we have broadened our mission to include all problems of prejudice that impact our town and local community.

How We Work

BAR works with various segments of our community - government, schools, churches and businesses to:

We hold quarterly meetings, on Thursday evenings at 7:30pm at the Belmont Public Library.

Our Purpose

To promote dialogue, awareness, and understanding about prejudice and to celebrate diversity in Belmont.

Our History

Founded in May 1992 after rioting scarred Los Angeles, Belmont Against Racism (BAR) is a community-action, all-volunteer organization addressing issues of racism and prejudice by following the slogan, think globally, act locally. We focus on fostering awareness and educating the community about exclusionary practices, creating a welcoming community for all, and increasing diversity throughout the town. While BAR, in its first decade, mostly focused on addressing racism, we have broadened our mission to include all problems of prejudice that impact our town and local community.

Questions, concerns or suggestions? Please email us — we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Mailing Address:

Email Address: belmontagainstracism@gmail.com

Why Join?

BAR work affects our community:

Make a Difference:

We are confident that you will make a positive step for Belmont in justice, equality and community relations!

Concerns about the safety and well-being of our gay and lesbian students led to the establishment of the Gay Straight Alliance Committee. We are devoted to issues faced by gays and lesbians in the Belmont community. Students, teachers, parents, BAR and community members and activists attend our meetings.Since we felt that BAR had already forged the beginning of a dialogue on racial and discrimination issues in the community, the group decided to maintain an association with BAR and became Belmont Against Racism's Gay Straight Alliance Committee (BGSAC). Meetings are open to all interested individuals.

Mission

2015-2016 Meeting Schedule for Belmont Against Racism

Meetings are held quarterly at 7:30pm in the Staff Room of the Belmont Public Library (unless otherwise noted). All meetings open to the public.

BAR Meetings:

Town of Belmont

Government Organizations For Equality And Social Justice

Non-Profit Organizations For Equality, Social Justice, Fair Housing

Museums/Black History Trail

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, And Transgender Equal Rights

Form for METCO support fund requests Form for general funding requests