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Montgomery College Will Host Let’s Talk: Montgomery County’s Journey Toward Remembrance and Reconciliation, a Virtual Event on Nov. 21

The presentation, hosted by Montgomery College’s Office of Equity and Inclusion, is part of the county’s Remembrance and Reconciliation Month, which leads events and encourages other groups, public and private, to engage in conversations to alleviate and dispel the harms caused by historical racism

Montgomery College’s (MC) Office of Equity and Inclusion will be holding the virtual Montgomery County’s Journey Toward Remembrance and Reconciliation from its “Let’s Talk” series. The event is part of the overall work Montgomery County’s Commission on Remembrance and Reconciliation has been leading throughout the month of November. The commission has been hosting their own events and activities and encourages other groups to hold its own events to promote a better understanding of County history – including recognition of three men who were the victims of racial terror lynchings in the late 1800s.

The MC event will be held on Monday, November 21, 2022 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. via Zoom. Advance registration is required.

The project seeks to memorialize and honor two men who were lynched in Rockville – John Diggs-Dorsey (in 1880) and Sidney Randolph (in 1896) – and George Peck, who was lynched in Poolesville in 1880.

Event Title: Let's Talk!: Montgomery County's Journey Toward Remembrance and Reconciliation.

Details: The Let's Talk! series acknowledges, alleviates, and dispels the harms caused by historical racism and discrimination as evidenced in words, acts, and deeds. This event will be virtual and conducted over Zoom. To join, please register in advance.


Jason Green, Chair, Montgomery County Remembrance and Reconciliation;

James Stowe, Director of the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights;

Treava Hopkins-La’Boy, Associate Director of Equity and Fairness, Office of Equal Opportunity and Fairness, Federal Housing Finance Agency, MCRRC member, MC alum;

Suzan Jenkins, CEO, Montgomery County Arts and Humanities Council is joining us a presenter;

The discussion will be moderated by MC's Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer, Sharon Wilder.

Montgomery County Council established the Commission on Remembrance and Reconciliation to assist in uniting the County. It is made up of leaders from the community who collaborate with the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI), the Montgomery County Lynching Memorial Project, and other stakeholders from the community to commemorate the three locations in the County where racial terror lynchings have been documented.

Montgomery College stands with the county as we continue the advancement of equity, inclusion, social justice, and belonging at MC and throughout the community. MC recognizes that difficult and painful histories, inequities, and social justice issues must be acknowledged for progress and change to manifest. Montgomery College is making a strategic and conscious decision to be an antiracist institution where all learn, adapt, and wholeheartedly accept that the work towards equity, inclusion, and belonging are paramount for all to succeed and thrive.