Racial Equity and Social Justice Initiative

July 11, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

In White Oak, Community Participates in Racial Equity Forum

Dozens of people came out to the Community Conversation on Racial Equity and Social Justice at the White Oak Recreation Center on Wednesday. MyMCMedia spoke to Council President Nancy Navarro and Councilmember Evan Glass about why Montgomery County has been organizing these forums. Here’s a look at how the event went down. Seven of the […]

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July 10, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for July 10 in Montgomery County

We’ve reached this week’s halfway point! It’s Wednesday, July 10, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Community Conversation on Racial Equity, Social Justice: Tonight at 7 p.m., Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich is teaming up with Council President Nancy Navarro to host another Community Conversation on Racial Equity and Social […]

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July 2, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Avanza proyecto de equidad racial y justicia social

El Ejecutivo del Condado de Montgomery Marc Elrich y la Presidenta del Concejo Nancy Navarro, hacen un llamado a los residentes a participar en el próximo foro comunitario, y así avanzar con la iniciativa de equidad racial y justicia social. El evento se llevará a cabo a las 7 pm en el White Oak Community […]

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July 2, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Elrich, Navarro to Host Racial Equity Forum on July 10

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and Council President Nancy Navarro will team up for another Community Conversation on Racial Equity and Social Justice on July 10. The event starts at 7 p.m. at the White Oak Community Recreation Center in Silver Spring. County Executive Elrich and Council President @nancy_navarro joined 200+ people for an engaging […]

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June 27, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

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 […]

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June 27, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Así transcurrió el foro sobre equidad racial y justicia social

Ayer miércoles, la conversación comunitaria sobre equidad racial y justicia social en el Centro de Artes BlackRock en Germantown, estuvo representada por sus anfitriones, la presidenta del Concejo del Condado de Montgomery, Nancy Navarro, el Ejecutivo del Condado Marc Elrich, líderes y miembros de la comunidad. A continuación un resumen de las publicaciones, que Montgomery […]

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June 26, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Recap of the Germantown Racial Equity Forum

Wednesday’s Community Conversation on Racial Equity and Social Justice at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown was standing room only. Here’s a Tweet recap of the event: Anyone who isn’t here can watch the conversation live-streamed on @CountyCableMoCo 👍🏻 pic.twitter.com/kgXwukrFky — Deirdre Byrne (@DeirdreByrneMCM) June 26, 2019 @MoCoCouncilMD President @nancy_navarro is introducing all […]

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June 25, 2019 | Abigail Brooke

Racial Equity Meeting on June 26

Council President Nancy Navarro and County Executive Marc Elrich will host a Community Conversation on Racial Equity and Social Justice at 7 p.m. Wednesday at BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown. The meeting will be held so that county representatives can hear directly from residents about racial inequality. Navarro will present legislation this fall […]

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June 11, 2019 | Abigail Brooke

Racial Disparities Have ‘Real Life Consequences’

Councilmember Jawando got choked up at a Montgomery County Council meeting Tuesday after presentations about racial equity. He told the story of a friend’s death to gun violence over 20 years ago, and how he could connect the killing to the disparities described. “These things have real life consequences for many people,” he said, adding […]

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April 30, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Navarro Calls Whitman Students’ Racist Social Media Post ‘Severely Disturbing’

Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro released a statement Tuesday about the two Walt Whitman students who published a racist social media post over the weekend. The social media post, according to Whitman’s principal, Robert Dodd, included a picture of the two students wearing blackface; the caption for the post included the n-word. “This incident […]

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