Please make your check out to Belmont Against Racism (BAR), write "METCO Fund" on the byline, and send your donation to:
The current exhibit is Picturing Frederick Douglass: The Most Photographed American of the 19th Century.
Led by a costumed guide, visitors view history through the eyes of African-American revolutionaries such as Crispus Attucks, Phyllis Wheatley, Prince Hall, Peter Salem, and others.
Boston Common Visitor Information Center, 139 Tremont St., Boston, 617-357-8300—Link
Exhibits: Boston Black
"Designed to highlight the tremendous diversity within Boston's Black community. Boston Black is a dialogue about race, ethnicity, identity, and community."
Boston Children's Museum, 308 Congress St., Boston—Link
Curently in area theatres:
"Three powerful one-act plays written and directed by Jacqui Parker, Wrestling with Freedom connects African-American history to the country's present predicament."
Feb 10-26, Fridays and Saturdays 7:30 p.m., Sundays 4 p.m., Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley St., Roxbury, 617-541-3900—Link
The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead. National Book Award Winner for fiction in 2016. Your local librarian is a great resource for recommendations for children and adults.
This annual event, organized by Jay Kaufman, is an opportunity for supporters to meet with members of the House and Senate to discuss the impact, success, and need to increase the funding of the program. Resident and Boston parents, students, school committee members, superintendents, Family/Friends, and the METCO Director's Association, MDA, are all invited. The MDA Legislative Committee will distribute the invitation and Program Agenda.
Tuesday, February 28th, Mattapan Public Library, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
This annual event is a day in which the districts try to bring bus loads of people for the Program and for individual meetings with state reps. More information to follow.
Tuesday, March 14th, from 9:00-2:00 @ the State House
Following the successful Hands Around the Pond event in December, the Stand Up Campaign will be looking to identify and organize programming and activities based on both community input from our meetings last spring and situations of recent concern. Your input and participation is critical.
Here are a few ideas on the docket:
In addition, we would like to hear your thoughts about program sponsorship and discuss some leadership volunteer needs.
Please remember in all of our conversations, the Stand Up Campaign is non-political and non-partisan, and welcomes all members of the community
Please join us and invite you friends and neighbors! If you have suggestions or ideas to discuss that evening, please contact Donna Ruvolo at email@example.com
D'Andre Fernandez, Esq., Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, Massachusetts Attorney General's Office
Sara Colb, Esq., Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, Massachusetts Attorney General's Office
Assistant Attorney Generals Colb and Fernandez will speak about the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office's Civil Rights Division and will take questions about recent developments, including the addition of "gender identity" to anti-discrimination laws relating to public accommodations, the Attorney General's new Hate Crime Hotline, for reporting threats, harassment or violence based on race, religion, gender or sexual orientation, and immigration.
BAR works with various segments of our community - government, schools, churches and businesses to:
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.
To promote dialogue, awareness, and understanding about prejudice and to celebrate diversity in Belmont.
Concerns about the safety and card-being of our gay and lesbian students in the Belmont schools led to the establishment of the Gay Straight Alliance Committee in 2001. BGSAC is devoted to addressing issues faced by members of the LGBTQ community in Belmont.
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