To promote dialogue, awareness, and understanding about prejudice and to celebrate diversity in Belmont.
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.
A subcommittee of BAR, the Gay Straight Alliance Committee (BGSAC) addresses issues faced by gays and lesbians in the Belmont community.
Belmont Against Racism Annual Meeting
Thursday, May 9, 7:00-9:00 pm
Belmont Public Library, Assembly Room
BAR members & friends are encouraged to attend and engage in the discussion.
Topic: The future of Belmont Against Racism
Without new board members who can offer their time and ideas, the types of programs currently led by BAR won’t continue. Issues for discussion include:
- Belmont MLK Community Breakfast and Human Rights Commission’s one year trial
- METCO Support Fund
- How to keep the discussions of race and inclusion continuing in Belmont
The 17th Annual
MOTHER'S DAY WALK FOR PEACE
Sunday May 12, 2013
7:30 am-10:30am Town Field Park, Fields Corner, Dorchester
"Put your faith on your feet and walk for peace."
Please join members of the BAR board of directors as they walk in memory of Herman Taylor III.
This is both a fun and inspirational event, open to all ages. The walk benefits the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute and supports their seven principles of peace – love, unity, faith, hope, courage, justice, and forgiveness.
On-line registration: mothersdaywalk4peace.org
For more information, please contact John Robotham at 617-489-0602
Freedom to Marry Ice Cream Social, Friday, May 17th, 5-7 pm
On the Belmont Town Green
At 404 Concord Avenue
Celebrate Equal Marriage in Massachusetts
METCO Support Fund
Belmont Against Racism (BAR) is pleased to announce the availability of an
online form to request funding from
the METCO Support Fund. This form is a Microsoft Word document.
Please download this form and follow the instructions at the top of the form.
The purpose of BAR's METCO Support Fund is to promote the participation of Belmont METCO students in regular school activities and to foster connections between Boston students and families and their counterparts in Belmont.
Grants for programs or events that serve this purpose can be applied for by Belmont teachers, administrators, students and their families. BAR would appreciate receiving the funding request at least 30 days prior to the event.
Note: BAR funds may also be available for programs that fit BAR's broader purpose of promoting dialogue, awareness and understanding about prejudice and to celebrate diversity in Belmont. Please use this same application form.
Thank you to all of our generous contributors to the METCO Support Fund.
If you wish to donate please make checks out to BAR and write "METCO Support Fund" on the memo line.
PO Box 649
Belmont, MA 02478