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November Branch Meeting by Zoom

AAUW Kensington-Rockville-Bethesda Chevy Chase October Program Meeting

Saturday, November 7, 2020. 10:00 am

 ZOOM will open at 9:30 and the program will begin at 10:00 am.

The ZOOM information will be sent prior to the meeting.  We encourage you to invite a guest.

 Topic: Moving Forward with Black Lives Matter- A Panel Discussion.

 Moderator: Jacqueline Gray, AAUW Maryland State Diversity Chair

The national outpouring of demonstrations, concern and discussion following the death of George Floyd and other African Americans has heightened our attention to issues of racial justice, racial discrimination, and racial disparities. How is Montgomery County addressing these issues? Our invited speakers will help us examine some of the ways government and community organizations are attempting to move forward on these issues.

Confirmed Speakers

Dr. Rachel N. Bonaparte-Hagos. Interim Director, Institute for Part-Time Faculty Engagement & Support (IPTFES) Chair, President’s Advisory Committee on Equity and Inclusion,  Montgomery College.

Arlinda J. Clark, Esq., an attorney and member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. – Eta Pi Zeta Chapter, a community-conscious, action-oriented, non-profit organization in Montgomery County: “Attorney Clark’s affinity toward enhancing the lives of others and addressing social action matters has led her to develop several programs to address diversity and social issues in Montgomery County on behalf of her sorority.”

Lieutenant Monique Tompkins, Deputy Director of the Major Crimes Division. Montgomery County Police Department.

Natalie Williams, representing the Director of the Equity Initiatives Unit for the Montgomery County Public Schools is a School Counselor for 8th graders. She is a member of the Sandy Spring Slave Museum and African Art Gallery Board of Directors and serves on the Education and Outreach Committee. Natalie has done extensive research on the Black Kinship Communities of Montgomery County.