WATCH: Rep. Webster hosts ‘Making American History and Honoring Black Legacies’ virtual town hall
COLLEGEVILLE, Feb. 25 – State Rep. Joe Webster, D-Montgomery, hosted a virtual town hall titled “Making American History and Honoring Black Legacies” with several guest panelists. It ran from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, with the live stream available through Webster’s home page, RepJoeWebster.com.
The special guests included Pennsylvania House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton, D-Phila., and Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, D-Phila.; Montgomery County Commissioner Ken Lawrence Jr.; and Dr. Janine Darby, president of the local Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force.
The discussion and interviews were led by students from Norristown Area, Methacton, Spring-Ford and Perkiomen Valley high schools, and constituents were invited to leave questions and comments ahead of time through Webster’s RSVP page.
“Though February being Black History Month presents a great platform to celebrate, learn about and focus on the achievements of Black Americans throughout U.S. history, acknowledging Black history and achievement should never be limited to one month on a calendar,” Webster said. “I am hopeful this virtual forum serves as a springboard for ongoing conversations, for equality and equity, and for expansion of educational opportunity that more thoroughly and honestly covers our nation’s diverse history. Because it’s not just a slogan: Black history is American history.”
If there are questions, call Webster’s office at 484-200-8263 or email RepWebster@pahouse.net.
Watch the full event here: