Macedonia Baptist Church in Bethesda hosted a community forum Saturday March 3, 2018, to allow candidates running in statewide and local races an opportunity to learn more about the Moses Cemetery and to make statements about the cemetery issue. The forum was organized by Macedonia and SURJ-MoCo. Rev. Segun Adebayo and Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo represented the church in opening and closing statements. Dr. Laurel Hoa moderated the forum. Dr. David Rotenstein did the Videography and prepared slide shows for the potluck held in the church social hall and in the sanctuary during the forum.
The sanctuary was filled to capacity and folding chairs had to be brought in to accommodate all of the people attending. Thank you to the organizers, the candidates, and all who attended.
Below are some clips from the event:
Brandy Brooks, At-Large Council Candidate
Marc Elrich, County Executive Candidate
Bill Cook, Council District 1 Candidate
Will Jawando, At-Large Council Candidate
Hamza Khan, Community Activist discussing the importance of the Black Church
Lorna Phillips Forde, At-Large Council Candidate
Full Forum Video (1 hour and 50 minutes)