Tonight at 9:00pm Betty Valdés host of Qué Pasa talks with Nancy Navarro the President of the Montgomery County Council about The Children’s Trust, Racial Equity, and Social Injustice. Navarro discusses the launch of Montgomery County’s Racial Equity and Social Justice initiative aimed at advancing fair and equitable outcomes for individuals and communities of color in government decision-making across all County-funded agencies including:
*Montgomery County Government
*Montgomery County Public Schools
*Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
Community engagement is essential in this process. Engaging in conversations about racial equity and social justice can be uncomfortable, but leaders need your help to create a Racial Equity and Social Justice Policy that is truly impactful. County leaders need your thoughts about how we can build an even better and stronger Montgomery County that meets the needs of all residents.
Community members and organizations are encouraged to host community conversations on racial equity with their friends, neighbors and colleagues and to report their findings back using a survey tool. These structured conversations can take place in homes, community centers, houses of worship, coffee shops, parks or any place you feel comfortable. Some guiding questions for the conversation include:
- Why does racial equity matter?
- Are you impacted by racial inequity?
- What changes do you want to see to promote racial equity and social justice?
To further engage in the Racial Equity and Social Justice conversation of Montgomery County visit: www.MontgomeryCountyMD.gov/COUNCIL/EquityMatters.html
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