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Free Film Screening and Panel Discussion of “Walking While Black: L.O.V.E. Is the Answer” Bridging Gap Between Peace Officers and the Rest of the Community

For Immediate Release: Thursday, October 5, 2017

The Montgomery County Office of Human Rights, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. – Theta Omega Omega Chapter and J. Franklin Bourne Barr Association are sponsoring a free screening and panel discussion of the film “Walking While Black: L.O.V.E. Is the Answer.

The event will take place on Sunday, October 8 from 3 to 5 p.m. at The People’s Community Baptist Church. The church is located at 31 Norwood Place in Silver Spring. Doors will open at 2 p.m.

The film, which premiered in February 2017, aims to bridge the gap between Peace Officers and the rest of the community. The documentary includes interviews with community members from across the country.

Featured panelists for the event include, Maryland State Senator William C. Smith, Jr.; J. Wyndal Gordon, Esq.; Elsa W. Smith, Esq. and Montgomery County Police Officer Richard Reynolds.

Viewing this powerful documentary and engaging in the subsequent discussion and conversation will be one of the most important activities this community can participate in to continue to build meaningful relationships with our safety forces.” said James L. Stowe, director of the Office of Human Rights and a member of the planning committee for this special program.

Registration is required for this free event. Space is limited and tickets are available first come, first served. Online registration is available at:

For more information about the event, contact Susan Peevy at 301-529-0213.

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Release ID: 17-439
Media Contact: Judy Stiles 240-777-6507