social justice

February 11, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Council Interviews Appointee for Chief Equity Officer

Montgomery County Racial Equity Program Manager Tiffany Ward was interviewed by the County Council Tuesday for a position as the county’s Chief Equity Officer (CEO). Ward was appointed by County Executive Marc Elrich and the council will vote on her appointment on Feb. 25.  Today as the County Council celebrates Black History Month, it is […]

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November 19, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Council Passes Racial Equity, Social Justice Legislation

The Montgomery County Council unanimously approved a racial equity and social justice law that changes the way the county performs basic functions. For example, the legislation requires the county and each county department to develop racial equity and social justice action plans, and it requires the county executive to explain how each management program promotes […]

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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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March 13, 2019 | Staff Writer

Watch Live: County Asks For Residents’ Thoughts on Racial Equity

Montgomery County residents are being asked to share their thoughts with county leaders on how to build a better and stronger Montgomery County through racial equity and social justice policy. A meeting set for 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 13, will include County Executive Marc Elrich, the County Council, the Montgomery County Planning Board as well […]

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March 13, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for March 13 in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, March 13. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Conversation on Racial Equity Begins: Montgomery County Council is doing more to address systemic racism in the county. This morning at 10 a.m., County Executive Marc Elrich, the County Council, the Montgomery County Planning Board, and student representatives from Montgomery College and […]

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March 12, 2019 | Sam Merrill

County Leaders to Host Community Conversation on Racial Equity and Social Justice Tomorrow

The Montgomery County Council, County Executive Marc Elrich, and several other county leaders are hosting the first Community Conversation on Racial Equity and Social Justice tomorrow night. The purpose of this meeting is to allow county residents to engage with the county government and voice opinions and experiences on the topics of race, racial equity […]

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September 19, 2018 | Staff Writer

Leggett Speaks at Bethesda Yom Kippur Service

Yom Kippur is the most solemn of all the high holy days in the Jewish religion. It’s a time for reflection, atonement and fasting. Today, it was a day of surprise for some of the several hundred who attended morning services at Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda. The guest speaker was none other than […]

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March 7, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Montgomery College Students Discuss History of Black Lives Matter Movement During Community Forum (VIDEO)

The level of incivility surrounding this past presidential election is why officials at Montgomery College in Germantown hosted an event to talk about social justice and race. Professors Kelly Rudin and Dr. Rachel Sullivan joined students, faculty and residents to talk about the Black Lives Matter Movement and its relevance to the current political climate. […]

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August 13, 2015 | Aline Barros

‘Black lives matter’ Sign at a Bethesda Church Vandalized Again (PHOTO)

Someone vandalized the “Black Lives Matter” sign outside a Bethesda church on Aug. 11. cutting out the word “black” leaving only “lives matter.” It is the second incident at the River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation. The first happened on July 29. “It’s unacceptable,” said Rev. Louise Green. The church replaced the sign on Aug. 6 […]

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March 19, 2014 | Staff Writer

JustArt Social Justice Video

This winter the city of Gaithersburg High School Student Union partnered with the International Cultural Center (ICC) for JustArt, a unique social justice program addressing the issue of alienation. Using music, photography and spoken word-poetry-lyric, the students collaborated to produce digital public service announcements. Receiving Student Service Learning hours for their participation, 36 students participated […]

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