social justice

August 14, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Some Concerned Over Lack of Muslims on Racial Equity and Social Justice Committee

In November 2019, the Montgomery County Council passed a racial equity and social justice bill in hopes of helping combat institutional inequity.  The bill established the 15-member Racial Equity and Social Justice Advisory Committee. The committee was established to advise County Executive Marc Elrich, the council and county agencies about equity issues and make recommendations […]

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July 22, 2020 | Emma Shuster

Council Resolution Aims to Replace Columbus Day With Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Councilmember Nancy Navarro introduced a resolution Tuesday that would officially recognize the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Currently that day on the calendar is known as Columbus Day. October 12, 2020 would officially be the first celebratory day if the bill is passed. The resolution also directs all official calendars to be […]

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July 16, 2020 | Tori Bergel

Applications Open for New Racial and Social Justice Policy Analyst Position

The Montgomery County Office of Legislative Oversight (OLO) is looking to fill their newest position: Racial and Social Justice Policy Analyst. The county signed the Racial Justice and Social Equity Act in December. In doing so, OLO must now conduct Racial Equity and Social Justice Impact Assessments (REIAs), starting August 1, for any new legislative […]

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July 14, 2020 | Emma Shuster

Council Introduces Resolution Urging Maryland Lawmakers To Replace State Song

Amid a time of fighting for racial equity and social justice, the Montgomery County Council has introduced a resolution urging Maryland State Lawmakers to remove “Maryland, My Maryland” as the state song and refrain from playing it during all official Montgomery County sponsored events for the time being. Council introduces resolution to urge Maryland lawmakers […]

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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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