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HCC and Washington County Chamber to host community conversation on racism

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HCC and Washington County Chamber to host community conversation on racism

(August 3, 2020) – The Washington County Chamber of Commerce and Hagerstown Community College will host a Facebook Live event on Wednesday, Aug. 12, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. to share a community conversation on racism and racial equity. The goal of the event is to promote understanding and awareness in moving toward a more respectful, equitable, and fair society and community.

“The Washington County Chamber of Commerce is proud to collaborate with Hagerstown Community College, and to co-host with HCC the upcoming community conversation on racism and racial equity,” said Paul Frey, Chamber CEO/president. “Diversity is one of the Chamber's values, and we believe it is critical for the prosperity of all that we participate in open and honest dialogue with each other.”

A panel discussion will be led by moderator Toni Bowie, founder of MaxLife, LLC, a minority, woman-owned company that provides training, facilitation, education and executive coaching to organizations.

Panelists include Sila Bartel, of ICTM, a local language translation service; Carolyn Brooks, HCC board member; Mark Harrell, of CNB Bank; Spencer Jackson, of Lifehouse Church; Hagerstown Police Chief Joey Kifer; Washington County Sheriff Doug Mullendore; and a current HCC student.

Participants can view the event live at www.facebook.com/hagerstowncc.