On May 1, 2019, Rumi Forum of Maryland, Prince George’s County Human Relations Commission, and Prince George’s County Memorial Library System held a panel discussion on Building Justice in our Communities while “Uniting Against Hate”. We are looking forward to your participation.

Michael S. Rudinski serves as a School Safety Specialist Training and Evaluation at the Maryland Center for School Safety. In to being assigned to Prince George’s County, Charles County, Calvert County and St. Mary’s County Public Schools, he is the project manager for the training portion of the Maryland Safe to Learn Act. He is responsible to train and certify 1000 SRO’s and School Security Officers in the summer of 2019. He was recruited for this position as he was working at the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission as an entry-level police instructor and Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice Studies for the Community College Baltimore Campus.

Jose Villegas was born in El Salvador and came to the United States in 1994. He joined the Prince George’s County Human Relations Commission 15 years ago as an Investigator. Mr. Villegas holds a bachelor’s degree in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland and a master’s degree in Negotiation & Conflict Management from the University of Baltimore. He has vast experience investigating discrimination complaints under Prince George’s County Code, Division 12 and Federal statues like Title VII, ADA, Age Discrimination in Employment Act.

Asma T. Uddin is a fellow with the Initiative on Security and Religious Freedom at the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations. She is a research fellow at Georgetown’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs. Uddin previously served as counsel with Becket, a nonprofit law firm specializing in U.S. and international religious freedom cases, and as director of strategy for the Center for Islam and Religious Freedom, a nonprofit engaged in religious liberty in Muslim-majority and Muslim-minority contexts.

Jim L. Stowe currently serves as the Director of the Montgomery County Maryland Office of Human Rights. The Montgomery County Maryland Office of Human Rights provides leadership to the people of Montgomery County toward educating the citizens about cultural diversity; identifying and resolving community tensions; and eliminating racism/discrimination, as it works toward “Creating a Culture of Service and a Climate of Fairness and Inclusion.” Mr. Stowe is the fourth director of the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights in its historic fifty-two-year existence.

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