Montgomery County’s Council President Nancy Navarro and County Executive Marc Elrich will be hosting a Community Conversation on Racial Equity and Social Justice on Wednesday, July 10 at 7 p.m. at White Oak Community Recreation Center in Silver Spring. The purpose of this discussion is to engage with residents on how county leaders can build a better and stronger Montgomery County that meets the needs of all residents through the creation of a new Racial Equity and Social Justice Policy.
“Our population is growing, both in numbers and in diversity—this did not happen overnight,” said Council President Nancy Navarro. “Community engagement is the most important factor to ultimately achieve the goals of the racial equity and social justice legislation that the Council will introduce this fall.”
Decisions are being made by local government without a full picture of how these decisions impact unrepresented communities experiencing inequities across the county. These decisions impact education, housing, health care, transportation and more. A racial equity and social justice policy are needed so that county government decisions can be made through a racial equity lens.
Community members and organizations can also host their own community conversations on racial equity with their friends, neighbors and colleagues and report their findings using an on-line survey tool.
For more information visit: https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/COUNCIL/EquityMatters.html.