Montgomery County faces stubborn and, in some cases, worsening patterns of inequity across race, economic status, gender, and geography. At the Silver Spring Civic Center on Wednesday evening, March 6, WDC members and guests heard from two leading, local experts on the grave disparities for women in Montgomery County:
Diana Rubin, 2nd Vice President, Montgomery County Commission for Women and
Dr. Travis Gayles, M.D., County Health Officer and Chief of Public Health Services.
Our speakers presented on two troubling reports that detail uneven access and unequal outcomes across core issues such as health, education, economic security, and more. You can read the population health report here and the status of women report here. WDC Board member, Diana Edensword Conway, moderated the Q&A section that followed the presentation. The evening also offered suggestions for engagement on these critical challenges to our community.Read More