In Germantown, More Than 200 Sound off on Racial Equity

The Montgomery County-wide conversation on racial equity and social justice continued Wednesday night at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown.

More than 200 people came out to share how they’ve seen inequities play out in their communities and their ideas about how county officials can create policies to address these injustices.

County Executive Marc Elrich and eight of the nine councilmembers attended the forum (Councilmember Gabe Albornoz was out of town, but sent a representative in his place). Elrich announced at the meeting that he eventually plans to hire a racial equity officer.

At the forum, MyMCMedia caught up with Counil President Nancy Navarro; Councilmembers Craig Rice, Evan Glass, and Will Jawando; as well as Universities at Shady Grove student Mimi Yaldram.

  • Council President Nancy Navarro addresses the room of more than 200 people.

  • Councilmember Tom Hucker listens to people in his group talk about addressing racial equity in the county.

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Recap of the Germantown Racial Equity Forum

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Deirdre Byrne

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Deirdre Byrne is a social media coordinator for Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at dbyrne@mymcmedia.org or on twitter at @DeirdreByrneMCM.

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