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Date: Sep 11, 2018

Event Features Interactive Panel Discussions

The Baltimore County Commission for Women will host its third Diversity Dimensions forum on Thursday, October 4 at the Perry Hall branch of the Baltimore County Public Library. The free event will begin at 6:00 p.m. and registration is required.

Diversity Dimensions is a series of interactive panel discussions, sponsored by the Baltimore County Commission for Women, where women can share ideas and explore their differences in a safe, positive and nurturing environment. The first forum was held in September 2017 in Randallstown.

“Attendees will hear from a group of women who have experienced challenging hurdles and been motivated to move beyond simple tolerance, embraced rich dimensions of diversity and demanded equality of treatment,” said Commission for Women Commissioner Bella Santos Owens.

 Guest panelists include:

Jennifer Aubert-Utz, Assistant Chief, Baltimore County Fire Department

Vicki Ballou-Watts, Judge, Baltimore County Circuit Court

Danette Zaghari-Mask, Nonprofit and Compliance Attorney

The Baltimore County Commission for Women was established by an act of the Baltimore County Council on January 3, 1977. Its mission is to educate, identify and advocate for programs, legislation, and services to meet the needs of the women of Baltimore County.


To the men and women who serve

By Don Mohler, Baltimore County Executive

Every instinct tells us to run away from the fire, the crash, the broken body. Every instinct in our first responders says “rush to the emergency, we’re here to help.”

They spring into action when dispatch sends them to a burning building, an accident, a robbery or domestic disturbance. They spend long shifts gathering evidence, patrolling neighborhoods, and responding to 911 calls for medical emergencies.

All answer the call to serve in a way that is sometimes hard for others to understand. Why would they work holidays and late shifts, giving up time with their families to hold a stranger’s hand in an ambulance? Why would they rush toward possible danger? Why would they risk their lives for people they don’t know?

The answer is different for every police, fire, paramedic and 911 responder.

This September 11, we give special thanks to the men and women who rush to the emergency. They answer the call, and we are a better, safer community for their service.


 
 
Revised September 11, 2017