Third Annual State of Black Montgomery Forum Planned for Saturday

The African-American Democratic Club of Montgomery County will host its annual, “State of Black Montgomery” event in Silver Spring on Saturday, February 6. The forum will focus on key issues surrounding Montgomery County’s African-American community.

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett will give opening remarks and host a “TED talk” style dialogue about civic engagement, economic empowerment, education equity and police accountability.The State of Black Montgomery for slider 450x280

Breakfast will be served at 9 a.m. and the program will begin at 9:30 a.m. After lunch, a community discussion with candidates for Maryland’s 8th congressional district and the U.S. Senate race will take place.

The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Silver Spring Civic Building which is located at One Veterans Place in Silver Spring. The forum is free and open to the public but sponsors and donations are encouraged. You can RSVP online or visit the African-American Democratic Club website for more information.

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Willie James Inman

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Willie James Inman is a Community Engagement Specialist and Multimedia Journalist at Montgomery Community Media (MCM). You can email story ideas at or reach him on Twitter @imwilljames.


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