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Community Dialogue on Gender Identity Based Discrimination to be Held on Sunday, March 15 by Montgomery County Committee Against Hate/Violence; Councilmember Evan Glass, Montgomery County's first LGBTQ+ Councilmember, is Keynote Speaker

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, March 4, 2020

The Montgomery County Committee Against Hate/Violence will host a community dialogue on gender identity discrimination from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 15. The event will take place at Kennedy High School located at 1901 Randolph Road in Wheaton. The event purpose is to provide a safe place for the exchange of ideas and build a more inclusive, respectful community.

The event’s keynote speaker is County Councilmember Evan Glass. A two-panel discussion on gender identity based discrimination will be part of the event. The discussion on “Hear My Voice: My Perspective on Gender Discrimination” will feature leaders from the LGBTQI+ Community, including Karen Kendra Holmes, Ezra Towne and Dana Beyer. The “Honor Who I am – A Perspective from Montgomery County Youth” will include students from Montgomery County Schools.

The Montgomery County Committee Against Hate/Violence works to eradicate acts of hate and intimidation through community education, advocacy, collaboration and legislation. It is hosting this dialogue in wake of a growing number of hate/violence incidents against members of the LGBTQI+ Community.  

This event is endorsed and supported by the Montgomery County Committee Against Hate and Violence, Montgomery County Office of Human Rights, the Montgomery County Human Rights Commission, the Montgomery County Office of Community Partnerships Montgomery County Executive’s Faith Community Working Group, Montgomery Parks, the Montgomery County Police and the County Fire and Rescue Service. 

For more information, call 240-777-8450.


Release ID: 20-070
Media Contact: Judy Stiles 240-777-6536