COLLEGEVILLE — State Rep. Joe Webster, D-150th Dist., is hosting a virtual town hall this Thursday titled “Making American History and Honoring Black Legacies” with several guest panelists.

It is scheduled to run from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 25, with the live stream available through Webster’s home page,

The special guests will include 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 will be led by students from Norristown Area, Methacton, Spring-Ford and Perkiomen Valley high schools, and constituents are invited to leave questions and comments ahead of time through Webster’s RSVP page, where participants can also register for the event: Once registered, participants will receive an email containing information and links on how to view the event.

“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.”

The virtual town hall will also be streamed live on Webster’s Facebook page,

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