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Montgomery County Recreation to Host Virtual Youth Town Hall on Wednesday, June 17

For Immediate Release: Monday, June 15, 2020

Montgomery County Recreation will host a virtual youth town hall from 7-8:15 p.m. on Wednesday, June 17, to help young people address the ongoing conversations and public protests regarding social justice and racial equity. County residents ages 14-23 are invited to take part and share their strategies for implementing change on issues that concern them.

Listening on the call will be Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich; Montgomery County Councilmembers Gabe Albornoz, Will Jawando, Nancy Navarro and Craig Rice; a representative from the Montgomery County Department of Police; and Board of Education President Shebra Evans.

Participants may join the zoom meeting at https://zoom.us/j/97885796455 or by calling 301-715-8592 and using meeting ID 978 8579 6455. The meeting will also be streamed live on the Montgomery County Recreation Facebook page.

The youth town hall will be facilitated by radio personality Angie Ange of “The Morning Hustle” on WKYS 93.9 FM

“This virtual event will ensure that young people in Montgomery County know they have a voice,” said Montgomery County Recreation Director Robin Riley. “When adults hear and act on that voice, together we have the power to transform communities.”

The town hall will serve as a platform to encourage young people to express their views and demonstrates that leaders in Montgomery County are intent about making sure those opportunities exist.

Students participating in the town hall will have the opportunity to earn one and a half student service learning (SSL) hours.

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Release ID: 20-317
Media Contact: Carmen Berrios Martinez 240-328-4049