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Posted on: June 18, 2020

Town Seeks Volunteers for the Special Committee on Racial & Social Justice

The current national debate over racial and social justice is long overdue, as is the opportunity to improve conversations about race, racism, and social justice in this country. To meet the moment, the Town Council decided at the June 10 Council meeting to create a Special Committee on Racial & Social Justice. We are seeking volunteers and strongly encourage Town teens to join.

The goal of the Special Committee is to create programs and initiatives that help Town residents to (1) understand this moment, (2) explore the Town’s history on racial and social justice issues, and (3) guide the Town’s future role in addressing these issues.

As residents, we have both an opportunity and a responsibility to lead with the shared values of justice, opportunity, community, and equity. Sharing our views helps to ensure that this moment serves as an inflection point towards a better future for our community and for all of our neighbors. We are asking for volunteers to join this Special Committee, which will be co-chaired by Councilmember Irene Lane and Vice Mayor Joel Rubin. Its first meeting will be on Tuesday, July 7 at 7 p.m.

To join, please submit a brief note to the Town Office at townoffice@townofchevychase.org. Your correspondence should include your name, address, telephone number, and the reason you would like to volunteer.