2016 MLK Community Breakfast

Date: Monday, January 18, 2016

Location: Belmont High School Cafeteria, 221 Concord Ave., Belmont, MA

Time: Registration at 8:30 am, program from 8:45 am to 11:00 am.

Admission: $5 per person, $10 per family

Guest Speaker: State Senator Linda Dorcena Forry

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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 7:30 pm 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.


2015-2016 Meeting Schedule for Belmont Against Racism

Meetings are held quarterly at 7:30 pm 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