MCCR's Biennial Civil Rights & Fair Housing Gala

The Maryland Commission on Civil Rights is following the recommendations for group gatherings for the COVID-19 outbreak and is postponing the Biennial Civil Rights & Fair Housing Gala Celebration originally scheduled for April 25th until September 5th.

All tickets and sponsorships that were purchased for the April 25th Gala Celebration will be automatically transferred to September 5th.

Our primary concern is to ensure that we can host a safe and exciting event to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the women's right to vote as well as the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. We appreciate your understanding. Be sure to check back here for more updates and announcements.

Any questions or concerns regarding the date change can be addressed to MCCR Executive Associate Spencer Dove at spencer.dove@maryland.gov​.

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​Purchase $75 Ticket (General Admission)
Purchase $125 Ticket (VIP Admission)
Includes:​ ​Includes:
-​Admission to the Maryland Live! Hotel Ballroom -Admission to the Maryland Live! Hotel Ballroom​
-​Dinner -Dinner​
​-Self-Parking -​Valet Parking
-VIP Reception and Meet & Greet with Keynote Speaker Dr. Mary Frances Berry​
​​-Signed copy of Dr. Berry's book History Teaches Us to Resist: How Progressive Movements Have Succeeded in Challenging Times
​​​​​Interested in being a sponsor? Dow​nload our Sponsorship Kit here
  
The Maryland Commission on Civil Rights invites you to gather with hundreds of leaders passionate about the advancement and promotion of civil and human rights as we honor and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the women's right to vote, as well as the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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The evening will feature keynote speaker and civil rights icon Dr. Mary Frances Berry.

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Additionally, the program will honor the work and achievements of:
  • ​Speaker of the House Adrienne A. Jones: Maryland's first female & first African American Speaker of the House of Delegates
  • Housing Advocate Barbara Samuels: Managing Attorney for the ACLU of Maryland's Fair Housing Project
  • Community Advocate Erricka Bridgeford​: Peace & social justice activist, community mediator, and criminal justice reform champion
  • Civil Rights Champion Zainab Chaudry: Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Office in Maryland​
  • State Delegate Joseline A. Peña- Melnyk: Vice Chairperson of the House Health & Government Operations Committee
  • Lifelong Public Servant Dr. Anita Turks Hunter: African American pioneer & leader in service to the Citizens of Maryland