Discussion Groups

December Discussion Groups

Because we are all observing stay-in-place orders, face to face discussion group meetings have been canceled. To provide members and friends the opportunity for social interaction around a topic of interest to all of us, four virtual meetings will be held on Zoom. Please join any one of the four meetings.

Tuesday, December 8, 7:00 PM
Wednesday, December 9. 3:00 PM
Thursday, December 10, 10:00 AM
Saturday, December 12, 10:00 AM

How to participate

NOTE: All four meetings will have Zoom numbers for accessing the meetings. Zoom access information will be provided at a time closer to the meetings. If you do not get the zoom link via email, please contact Kathy Krause or Bee Ditzler at discussiongroups@lwvmocomd.org.

MoCo’s Racial Equity and Social Justice Act

At the end of 2019, the Montgomery County Council passed Bill 27-19, the “Racial Equity and Social Justice Act.” Its aim is to prevent future inequities from occurring in the County and to dismantle inequities that exist. Among other things, it requires each County department and office to develop a racial equity and social justice action plan, requires submission of a racial equity and social justice impact statement to the Council for each bill introduced, and calls for an equity assessment to identify County policies and practices that must be modified to redress disparate outcomes based on race or social justice.

The November Trending Topics focused on Bill 27-19 and included panelists who spoke about Bill 27-19; Discussion Groups will delve further into County plans.

To help start the discussion, background material is included in the Resource Guide.