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College President’s “Civility in Action: Dialogues Across Difference” Series Welcomes County Police Chief Tom Manger, Thursday, March 9

In the wake of a year marked by public incivility in politics, strained relationships in law enforcement, and violence that has planted suspicion across difference, more than ever our communities need to build bridges of understanding. Montgomery College President Dr. DeRionne Pollard will host a series of dialogues with experts to provoke dialogue that is inclusive, intelligent, and civil.

The second dialogue features Chief Tom Manger, President of the Major Cities Chiefs Association, on Tuesday, March 9, Rockville Campus, Theatre Arts Arena. Manger has served as Chief of Police in Montgomery County since 2004 and started his law enforcement career with the Fairfax County (Virginia) Police Department in 1977.

During his time serving in law enforcement, Manger has received numerous awards including the Silver Medal of Valor. In 2012, Manger was inducted into the Montgomery County Human Rights Hall of Fame.

Manger is a graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy, the National Executive Institute, and the Police Executive Leadership School at the University of Richmond.

The first dialogue featured Pastors Chris and Dennis Wiley of the Covenant Baptist United Church of Christ.

Each event will be structured as a conversation about the complexities of speaking with civility and compassion across difference. The dialogues will help to challenge misperceptions and explore solutions to community problems that respect all parties.

“Civility in Action: Dialogues Across Difference” Series Events:

Chief Tom Manger, President of the Major Cities Chiefs Association

Thursday March 9, 2017 7 p.m.

Rockville Campus, Theatre Arts Arena

Ambassador Connie Morella, Congresswoman

Thursday, March 30, 2017 7 p.m.

Rockville Campus, Theatre Arts Arena

 Neel Saxena, Executive Director at Asian American LEAD 

Imam Yahya Hendi, Muslim Chaplain at Georgetown University

Monday, May 8, 2017 7 p.m.

Germantown Campus, Bioscience Building 151,152


Montgomery College is a public, open admissions community college with campuses in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park/Silver Spring, plus workforce development/continuing education centers and off-site programs throughout Montgomery County, Md. The College serves nearly 60,000 students a year, through both credit and noncredit programs, in more than 130 areas of study.

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