2019 Rockville Diversity Leadership Workshop

Since 2014, I have coordinated the City of Rockville, Maryland’s spring Diversity Leadership Workshop for youth. The program is sponsored by the city’s Human Rights Commission (where I served as chair between 2014-2016). This is time that I give to my community to share with young people important notions of diversity, tolerance, acceptance, and waysContinue reading “2019 Rockville Diversity Leadership Workshop”

Rockville, MD Launches “Flags Over Rockville” Map

By: David J. Smith, September 22, 2017 I wanted to do a “shout out” for my hometown of Rockville, MD.  We are a city of about 65,000 in a county (Montgomery County) of 1.4 million, on the northwest suburbs of DC.   Our city is one of the most diverse communities in the U.S.  ToContinue reading “Rockville, MD Launches “Flags Over Rockville” Map”

A Model for Engaging Students in Nonviolent Action: Diversity, Oppression, Nonviolence, and Engagement

By: David J. Smith, May 1, 2017 The City of Rockville (MD) Human Rights Commission’s annual Diversity Leadership Workshop was held on Saturday, April 29.   In the past, the program had focused on diversity leadership.  However, this year at the request of students, the focus was on looking at the role of engagement and activismContinue reading “A Model for Engaging Students in Nonviolent Action: Diversity, Oppression, Nonviolence, and Engagement”