Church to Hold Town Hall on Race in Our Community

Heritage Fellowship ChurchCan the recent racially charged incidents in Ferguson and Staten Island happen here?

Heritage Fellowship Church is inviting the entire community to a town hall on race relations this weekend to discuss what the future holds for the Reston area.

The town hall is Saturday, Jan. 10 at 5 p.m. at Heritage Fellowship Church, 2501 Fox Mill Rd.

The town hall, to be held in the church sanctuary, will focus on the power of faith-directed action to address injustice locally and nationwide.

Moderator of the discussion will be Washington Post columnist Michelle Singletary, who will be joined by Del Walters, news anchor with Al Jazeera America and a panel of top Fairfax and Loudoun county government and law enforcement officials, community and civil rights activists, and youth representatives. 

Invited panelists include Hunter Mill Supervisor Cathy Hudgins; Shirley Ginwright, president, Fairfax County NAACP; Rep. Gerry Connolly;  FCPD Chief Edwin Roessler;  and Raymond Morrough, Fairfax County Commonwealth attorney.

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