Our Mission is to create an environment of hospitality, inclusiveness, acceptance and appreciation of the diversity of all people.
La Fiesta de Rowan is Back! Sept. 27 1-6 pm @ Civic Center

La Fiesta de Rowan is Back! Sept. 27 1-6 pm @ Civic Center

Mark your calendars! La Fiesta de Rowan, hosted by the Hispanic Coalition of the Human Relations Council, will be Saturday, September 27, 2014 1-6 pm Civic Center 315 Martin Luther King Jr Ave S Keep checking back for more details on this event!

Apply to become a Human Relations Council member!

Want to help promote human relations throughout the Salisbury-Rowan community? We are currently accepting applications for appointment to the Human Relations Council! HRC Application (.pdf) The HRC strives to create an environment of hospitality, inclusiveness, acceptance and appreciation of the diversity of all people. The HRC accomplishes it’s mission by providing educational events and celebrations throughout the year. The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Celebrations Committee presents the annual breakfast, parade and public events at the Civic Center The Hispanic Coalition presents La Fiesta de Rowan, a street festival celebrating Hispanic and Latin culture in Downtown Salisbury The Elizabeth Duncan Koontz Committee presents the Annual EDK Awards Banquet The Covenant Community Connection presents forums and events like Let’s Get Connected Day and the Mayor’s Spirit Luncheon

Congratulations EDK 2014 Honorees!

The Human Relations Council honored five people and a non-profit organization at this year’s Elizabeth Duncan Koontz Humanitarian Awards Banquet. Rowan Helping Ministries Margaret Kluttz William Peoples Jr. James Stinson Dr. Patricia Trueblood Eleanor Qadirah The humanitarian awards recognize people and organizations from the Salisbury-Rowan County community that exemplify the ideals of the late Elizabeth Duncan Koontz, the first African American president of the N.C. Association for Educators and one of the organizers who re-established the Salisbury-Rowan Human Relations Council in 1985. We are proud to honor their contributions to improving human relations in the areas of education, employment, housing, industry, business and civic, church or community endeavors. EDK in the News Human Relations Council to honor five people, RHM with awards Humanitarian Award recipients have one thing in common: trying to make this a better place

Elizabeth Duncan Koontz Awards Banquet 2014

Check back here for updates leading up to the event! The EDK Committee is now accepting nominations for the Elizabeth Duncan Koontz Awards! The Elizabeth Duncan Koontz award recognizes people from the Salisbury-Rowan community who exemplify the ideals of Libby Koontz and have made important contributions to improving human relations in the areas of education, employment, housing, industry, business, civic, church, and community service. This award is named in memory of Elizabeth “Libby” Koontz who was one of the organizers who re-established the Salisbury-Rowan Human Relations Council in 1985. CRITERIA The nominee must: Be a resident of the Salisbury/Rowan community. Have made a significant contribution to the improvement of human relations in Rowan County, the state of North Carolina, or on a national level. Have contributed to social betterment in the areas of education, housing, employment, industry, business, government, civic or community relations. EDK Award Nomination Form
Let's Get Connected Day 2014

Let’s Get Connected Day 2014

    The 11th Annual Let’s Get Connected Day will be held Saturday, May 17, 2014 at Granite Lake Park, Granite Quarry from 11 am – 1 pm. Please join us for food, music, community performances, a prayer circle, and family fun at Granite Lake Park, 500 N Salisbury Granite...

Mayor’s Spirit Lunch – April 1, 2014

The Covenant Community Connection, a subgroup of the Salisbury-Rowan Human Relations Council, hosted another successful Mayor’s Spirit Luncheon this month. Guests enjoyed Port-a-Pit Chicken lunches supporting Habitat for Humanity and speaker Paul Fisher shared his thoughts on community leadership and education. At the luncheon, Mayor Paul Woodson awarded Paul Fisher a key to the city. “It is Time” – Paul Fisher speaks at Mayor’s Spirit Luncheon 2014 Salisbury Post coverage
Meet Your Neighbor Forum - "Race Relations in Rowan/Salisbury"

Meet Your Neighbor Forum – “Race Relations in Rowan/Salisbury”

   Salisbury Rowan Human Relations Council Covenant Community Connection Presents Meet Your Neighbor Forum “Race Relations in Rowan/Salisbury” November 12, 2013 7:30 pm  Catawba College Tom Smith Auditorium  Panel Members includes: Mr. Kevin Auten , Jonathan Bolen, Dr. Phillip Burgess, Mrs. Jean Kennerly, Christopher Pierre, Mrs. Liliana Spears Moderators are:...
LA FIESTA de ROWAN 2013

LA FIESTA de ROWAN 2013

For the past ten years The Salisbury Hispanic Coalition has been celebrating the Hispanic Latino culture through the event La Fiesta de Rowan. The purpose of La Fiesta is to continue the awareness of the Hispanic / Latino culture through music, food, dance and much more. It is a family...
Latest entries

EDK Nomination Form

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 28th Annual Celebration : Achieving Equality Through Education

MLK Events: Friday, January 17, 2014 – Dr. MLK Jr. Program at 1:00 p.m. – VA Medical Center Bldg. 6 Saturday, January 18, 2014 – Dr. MLK Jr. Parade at 11:00 a.m. – Downtown Salisbury on the corner of Liberty and Main Street, ending at Livingstone College.  Post-Parade Festivities held at Miller Center 1420 West...
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 28th Annual Celebration : Achieving Equality Through Education

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 28th Annual Celebration : Achieving Equality Through Education

MLK Events: Friday, January 17, 2014 – Dr. MLK Jr. Program at 1:00 p.m. – VA Medical Center Bldg. 6 Saturday, January 18, 2014 – Dr. MLK Jr. Parade at 11:00 a.m. – Downtown Salisbury on the corner of Liberty and Main Street, ending at Livingstone College.  Post-Parade Festivities held at Miller Center 1420 West...

HRC Calendar of Upcoming Events

November 2013 Thursday 21 : HRC Meeting @ 5:30 Thursday 28 : Thanksgiving December 2013 Thursday 12 HRC Executive meeting @ 4:30 Thursday 19 HRC Meeting @ 5:30 2014 January February March April May June July August September October November December

Meet your Neighbor Forum — “Race Relations in Rowan/Salisbury”

From Betty Jo Hardy Hello Dear Friends, I want to thank all of you for your participation in last night’s forum. I thought the conversation was rich with information and good humor. To Raymond Coltrain and Henry Diggs:  Your leadership and skill in handling the panel and the questions was excellent. Raymond, you set the tone...

Let’s Get Connected Day

The 10th annual Let’s Get Connected Day was held on Saturday, May 18, 2013. The 7th peace pole inscribed with the following languages: Braille, Cherokee, English, Malay-Indonesian, Punjabi, Romanian, Scottish and Tibetan was dedicated at the Frank T. Tadlock South Rowan Library. The Covenant Community Connection would like to congratulate the visual arts contest winner,...

EDK Awards Banquet

Congratulations to the 2013 Elizabeth Duncan Koontz Humanitarian Awards Banquet Honorees : Dr. Albert  Aymer Wilson Cherry Dr. Mary Frances Edens The JF Hurley Family In appreciation for your contributions to improving harmonius relationships in our multicultural community.

Let’s Get Connected Day

  Covenant Community Connection is pleased to announce the theme of the 10th Annual Let’s Get Connected Day will be ‘One Planet. One Human Family. One Community.’ Held on May 18, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Frank B. Tadlock South Rowan Library, the event marks the dedication of the seventh peace pole...

EDK Nominations

Now Accepting Nominations for the Elizabeth Duncan Koontz Humanitarian Award   PURPOSE The purpose of this award is to recognize a person from the Salisbury/Rowan community who exemplifies the ideals of Libby Koontz and has made an important contribution to improving human relations in the areas of education, employment, housing, industry, business, civic, church, or community...

27th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Citywide Celebration

Living Dr. King’s Legacy: How Can You be the “I” in Service?

To any Mentoring or Grassroots Organizations, please apply to be one of the Recognized Service Organizations for the local Martin Luther King Celebration on Monday, Jan 21st 2013. The Theme for the 2013 Salisbury-Rowan Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Celebration is Community Service. Living Dr. King’s Legacy: How Can You be the “I” in Service?...

The Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Parade

                   The Salisbury Rowan Human Relations Council invites you to MONDAY   January 21 2013 11:00 a.m. ROUTE: Starts at the Corner  of Kerr St. & N. Main Street to E. Bank Street ending at the Civic Center 315 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue S.  Please join us for the festivities at the Civic Center. There...