Tuesday, September 17, 2019

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September 17, 2019

Faith & Religious Accommodation in the Workplace Symposium

Presented by: the Maryland Commission on Civil RightsJewish Community Services - BaltimoreBaltimore Jewish Council, and The Associated's Center for Leadership

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
8:30am to 4:45pm
Temple Oheb Shalom
7310 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore

Cost: $20 before 10.4.2019 | $25 after 10.4.2019
Register: tinyurl.com/faith-workplace
or contact Suzette Kossoff: careercenter@jcsbaltimore.org

Join us for an interactive day of learning and discussion to promote understanding and inclusion for all faiths in every workplace. Featuring an array of dynamic speakers including faith leaders, civil rights, experts, educators, and social justice advocates.
Explore current trends and data on faith practices in Maryland and the U.S., review legal requirements related to religious accommodations in the workplace, and discuss the rise in faith–based hate crimes.
Kosher and halal breakfast and lunch included
Please contact us if you need additional accommodations

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9:30 am Registration and light breakfast

Morning Workshop Sessions

Voting Process (LWVUS Concurrence
Civic Education Study Briefing
"Revenue Options for Funding Kirwan and Messaging Best Practices." 

12:00 pm Lunch 

We will hear from the newly elected
Speaker of the
Maryland House of Delegates - Adrienne Jones
Speaker Jones made history in her election to this role, as she is the first woman and African-American to hold such a leading role in the Maryland General Assembly's history. We are very excited to hear from her!

We look forward to seeing you there!

League of Women Voters MD

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

ANNE ARUNDEL County Council
PASSES Fair Housing Law by 4-3 VOTE!!
HPRP is happy to announce the Anne Arundel County Council's HISTORIC vote last night PASSING the first
countywide Fair Housing Law!
The legislation prohibits discrimination based on age, ancestry, citizenship, creed, disability, familial status, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, occupation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and source of income!
This bill passage will ensure equal housing opportunities for all County residents and marks a significant step forward toward the County's efforts to end homelessness.
PLEASE JOIN US in THANKING the County Executive and the Councilmembers who voted in support of this historic legislation:
County Executive Steuart Pittman
Councilmember Sarah Lacey (Bill Sponsor)
Council Chair Andrew Pruski
Council Vice Chair Allison Pickard
Councilmember Lisa D. B. Rodvien
Also, HUGE THANKS to the many many residents of Anne Arundel County who testified in support of this bill and a fairer Anne Arundel County. The following organizations also supported this effort:
ACLU of Maryland
Anne Arundel Connecting Together (ACT)
Arundel Community Development Services
Homeless Persons Representation Project
Disability Rights Maryland
A copy of the legislation is available here

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Beyond the Boundaries to hold Kick Off Event on October 12th

The Baltimore metro-based Beyond the Boundaries has announced that it is back! After taking off a brief time to evaluate its work and focus, they are now ready to begin the great work. Its mission is to promote "social equity through raising awareness of Systemic Racial Injustice and facilitating advocacy for Affordable Housing."

The organization is hosting a celebratory kick-off event to highlight the history of Beyond the Boundaries, receive feedback from past participants and new supporters, and work collaboratively to plan the future of Beyond the Boundaries.

Date And Time

Sat, October 12, 2019
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT


St Francis of Assisi Church
3615 Harford Road
Baltimore, MD 21218

About Beyond the Boundaries

Beyond the Boundaries embraces Catholic Social Teaching by promoting social equity through raising awareness of Systemic Racial Injustice and facilitating advocacy for Affordable Housing.  The Program began in 1996 when Bishop John Ricard was asked to form the InterVicariate Task Force on Regional Issues for the express purpose of reflecting on the issues raised by Baltimore Unbound: A Strategy for Regional Renewal by David Rusk.  Focusing on social equity, in this context, seeks to provide a just opportunity for all, primarily through economic, ethnic, racial and social desegregation. Beyond the Boundaries considers issues affecting the Baltimore metropolitan region that include Baltimore City and the Counties of Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Howard, Harford and Carroll as well as the parishes in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. It also assists other participating groups to collaboratively develop and promote policy solutions that can achieve racial justice and social equity within the region.

Copyright © 2019 Beyond the Boundariesbtb.org, All rights reserved. 

Thursday, August 29, 2019

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August 2019

Mayor Young Issues Executive Order to Support Immigrants

Executive Order

On Wednesday, August 7, Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young was joined by community advocates as he announced a new Executive Order titled, “Advancing Public Safety and Access to City Services.” This Executive Order served to expand citywide antidiscrimination policies, stating that “No City Department, agency, officer or employee shall act with bias against any individual based on actual or perceived . . . citizenship or immigration status.” Additionally, no City official should ask about citizenship or immigration status unless required to do so by state or federal law.
During the press conference, Mayor Young also reaffirmed his commitment to keeping families together by continuing to provide legal representation to community members facing deportation hearings through the Safe City Baltimore initiative. “Immigrants who call Baltimore home should not live in fear of family separation for the simple fact that they cannot afford an attorney.”
This Executive Order and Safe City Baltimore are critical to ensure that Baltimore City remains a Welcoming City to all. The Executive Order also builds upon the recent Baltimore City Police policy that prohibits officers from cooperating with ICE on civil immigration matters. Mayor Young continues to demonstrate leadership on issues facing immigrants and commitment to welcoming policies and practices. Thanks, Mayor Young!

Register for the Last GHHI Webinar on the New Maryland Lead Law
Tune in today, August 29th for our final webinar on the new Maryland Lead Law. Register below. 

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