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Join Us for a Virtual Town Hall on Monday, July 6th
People of all ages, races, and backgrounds are energized for positive change. Together we are united in a desire to ensure a fair and just community for everyone. Sadly, recent hate-filled graffiti and counter-protesters at a unity rally show there is a need for a broad conversation.
To start the conversation, I am hosting a virtual town hall on Monday, July 6. From 6 to 8 p.m., a panel of community leaders will review a broad range of topics, such as disparities in health, education, jobs and economics, provide a foundation of information and what the people of Frederick County can do to realize change.
Joining me will be Frederick County Public Schools Executive Director of Accelerating Achievement and Equity Dr. Keith Harris; Frederick County Economic Development Executive Director Helen Propheter; Frederick County Health Officer Dr. Barbara Brookmyer; Frederick County Human Relations Commission Chair Mari Lee; and March for Justice Organizers Akiyyah Billups and Alijah Gee.
Everyone is invited to join the discussion. We will take questions following each panelist's comments.
As a nation, we stand at a crossroad in history. I join others in our community and around our nation who call for change. We must end systemic racism and ensure the promise of the United States of America – justice and equality for all.
Be a Part of the Conversation in Frederick County
My July 6 virtual town hall on racial equity will be broadcast live on FCG TV and web streamed at www.FrederickCountyMD.gov/Racial-Equity from 6-8 p.m. Comments and questions can be submitted on the website in advance. People also can listen to and participate by calling 1-855-925-2801 and entering code 9464.
Press 1 to listen to the meeting,
Press 2 to record a comment,
Press 3 to be placed in line to speak during the event.