Belmont Vigil for Peace and Community (flyer)

Date: Tuesday, July 12 at 8pm

Location: The courtyard of St. Joseph Parish, 130 Common Street, Belmont

In the face of so many recent tragedies across our country and the world, it is important for local communities to come together and reflect on peace and understanding. From Turkey to Dallas, to Orlando, Baton Rouge, St. Paul and beyond, there has never been a greater need to respect our differences, affirm the value of every life, and seek common ground.

Please join us on Tuesday evening July 12 at 8:00 pm for the Belmont Vigil for Peace and Community. It will be held at the St. Joseph church courtyard facing Common Street. Parking is available in the St. Joseph parking lot on School Street.

With a focus on reflection and prayer, this brief candlelight service will include members of many different faith communities in town, local community organizations, and representatives from our police department. The service will conclude after sunset at 8:30 pm.

The vigil is being co-sponsored by Belmont Against Racism, the interfaith Belmont Religious Council, and other local community groups. All are welcome.

Please join us, and help us to welcome others to this vigil.

Of interest regarding recent events: What White America Fails to See

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.

Belmont Vigil for Peace and Community (flyer)

Tuesday, July 12 at 8pm

The courtyard of St. Joseph Parish, 130 Common Street, Belmont

In the face of so many recent tragedies across our country and the world, it is important for local communities to come together and reflect on peace and understanding. From Turkey to Dallas, to Orlando, Baton Rouge, St. Paul and beyond, there has never been a greater need to respect our differences, affirm the value of every life, and seek common ground.
Please join us on Tuesday evening July 12 at 8:00 pm for the Belmont Vigil for Peace and Community. It will be held at the St. Joseph church courtyard facing Common Street. Parking is available in the St. Joseph parking lot on School Street.
With a focus on reflection and prayer, this brief candlelight service will include members of many different faith communities in town, local community organizations, and representatives from our police department. The service will conclude after sunset at 8:30 pm.
The vigil is being co-sponsored by Belmont Against Racism, the interfaith Belmont Religious Council, and other local community groups. All are welcome.
Please join us, and help us to welcome others to this vigil.

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.

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.

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