Good news! Montgomery County is now vaccinating essential worker groups and residents 65 to 74 years of age. Follow the action here: https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/COVID19/vaccine/
Our meeting was very productive; I received excellent feedback from them and was pleased to see how well aligned our ideas are. I look forward to working with them to implement a comprehensive law that meets all our students’ needs.
I had a great time today with students and community leaders from diverse groups as we discussed my proposal to remove School Resource Officers from schools and replace them with cluster teams that emphasize social and emotional well-being while ensuring the safety of students.
Navarro hopes that this incident will drive people to consider the impact of their words and actions. And, ultimately, she hopes the council will strengthen its efforts to hire a staff that reflects the diversity in its community
#Respect #Equity #Strength
Own it + Respect it’s history
My latest: Latina councilwoman responds w/ pride after having her accent mocked
As a native Spanish-speaker, I’ve faced many incidents like the one @nancy_navarro endured. The most empowering thing I did afterwards was own my accent + respect its history. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/latina-member-council-claps-back-pride-accent-mocked-rcna354
A Maryland official says she’s in shock after two people could be heard mocking her accent during a virtual meeting. @nancy_navarro told @apimientadc she has a message for the community: “If you have an accent, wear it with pride and keep moving forward" http://nbc4dc.com/UE40Xo9
“Navarro said their exchange startled & angered her, particularly given the diversity of the council staff & the county in general. 1/3 of Montgomery’s 1 million residents are foreign-born & more than 40% speak a language other than English at home, according to census data.“
When @nancy_navarro, Montgomery’s first Latina council member, spoke about vaccine equity at a public meeting yesterday, there were two unknown voices murmuring in the background. Later, she realized they were talking about her — and her accent.
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