Virtual Town Hall On Racial Equity In Frederick County Scheduled For Next Week

It will feature a panel discussion.


Frederick Md (KM) A virtual town hall on racial equity is scheduled for next week.

Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner says this forum will feature a panel discussion on such issues as disparities in health, education, jobs and economics. Panelists will include Frederick County Public Schools Executive Director of Accelerating Achievement and Equity, Keith Harris; Economic Development Executive Director Helen Propheter; Health Officer Dr. Barbara Brookmyer; Human Relations Commission Chair Mari Lee; and March for Justice organizers Akiyyak Billups and Alijah Gee.

A statement from the County Executive’s Office says many people are energized for positive change following the March for Justice. People of all ages, races and backgrounds are coming together to work for a fair and just community, the statement continues.

“As a nation, we stand at a crossroad in history,” Gardner says. “I join others in our community and around our nation who call for change,” says Gardner. “We must end systemic racism and ensure the promise of the United States of America—justice and equality for all.”

The virtual town hall is scheduled for Monday, July 6th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM It will be broadcast live on Cable Channel 19, and streamed over the county’s website,

Viewers can call in at 1-855-925-2801, and enter code 9464 and ask questions. Press 1 to listenĀ  to the meeting; press 2 to record a comment; press 3 to be placed in line to speak during the town hall. Questions can also be submitted in advance to .


By Kevin McManus