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Germantown Group to Host Diversity Dinner; County to Honor Six Human Rights Leaders

Shortly after some of Montgomery County’s elite will gather at the Black Rock Center in Germantown for the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights’ 2016 Human Rights Hall of Fame induction ceremony this Sunday, a group of local folks will gather at Kingsview Middle School to celebrate Germantown’s diversity.

The Diversity Dinner to celebrate and support diversity in Germantown is sponsored by the Muslim American Society and Girl Scout Troop 3797. It will take place Sunday, December 4 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Kingsivew Middle School. The free event is open all in the community, and anyone attending is asked to bring a dish to add to the potluck dinner. Space is limited and attendees are asked to email GermantownTogether@hotmail.com to reserve a spot at the dinner. Once attendees send the email, they will be supplied with a like to let the organizers know what dish they will be bringing to the dinner.

“Our intention,” said Amy Meekins, one of the event organizers, “is to bring individuals of diverse backgrounds together to promote understanding, increase positive interactions within the community, and to build respect for one another as well as to celebrate our similarities.”

According to Meekins, “This is non-political, non-religious event, but we are inviting political and religious leaders from the community to come together in solidarity to support all citizens of Germantown and the surrounding communities.”

After dinner at about 7:00 pm the group will host a Candlelight Walk, which will be open to all, to celebrate diversity in Germantown.

Girl Scout Troop 3797 will also be collecting donations of non-perishable food items to support Germantown HELP that evening.

Meanwhile, earlier in the day the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights will induct six people into the man Rights Hall of Fame at BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Drive