Our Mission Statement
HUE is a place for individuals who believe that diversity and equality make our community stronger and our lives richer. We strive to promote unity, love, understanding, tolerance, and acceptance.
How We Got Started
HUE began in late 2016 when Deborah Kochert gathered several friends and acquaintances to brainstorm ways to celebrate diversity and strive for equality in Montgomery County. They chose the group’s name, developed its mission statement, and decided to largely target local youth, starting by organizing the first Celebration of Unity on September 9, 2017 in Pike Place. They created several additional events over the ensuing years (see HUE’s Annual Events).
In 2020, HUE achieved legal status as a nonprofit organization.
In YEAR, HUE achieved legal status as a nonprofit organization. As part of that process, HUE organized its first board, elected its first official officers, and developed a committee structure.
Humans United for Equality remains true to our name in our mission. Our passion is to bring people together from all walks of life. We hope that in bringing people together we can all learn from each other and embrace our unique differences. Our goal is to provide a safe community for members to engage, discuss, and learn about diversity and the challenges that others may face. When we know better, we can do better.
Immigrant Allies is chaired by Agata Szczeszak-Brewer. The main goal and purpose is to help connect and provide services for the diverse immigrant community here in Montgomery County. To learn more, donate, or volunteer, please click the above link and feel free to contact us!
The Collective is chaired by Chenel Darby. The main goal and purpose is to help connect, support, and provide resources for Black and Brown youth and young adults here in Montgomery County. To learn more, donate, or volunteer, please click the above link and feel free to contact us!