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Monthly Meetings

Meetings are on the 3rd Friday of every month at 9:30 am

All meetings will be held on the campus of
Asbury Methodist Village in the Hefner Auditorium. 
GPS location: 301 Odendhal Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD

Upcoming Events: Upcoming Events

Speakers, Workshops, Panel Discussions


Previous events can be viewed by clicking the link at the bottom of this page.


Listening to Our Neighbors 

  • Adama Moussa Harouna, Cider Mill resident & Leader, Lugares Seguros|Safe Places 

  • Djamila Bah, member, Lugares Seguros|Safe Places 

  • Paola Lemus Bustillos, Family Discipleship Minister, Epworth United Methodist Church 


Supporting South Lake Elementary School (SLES) 

  • Tanushree Dutta Isaacman, Associate Organizer, Action in Montgomery (AIM) 

  • Nicole Bayles, SLES PTA President 

  • Heather LaDuca, SLES Science and Technology Teacher


Keese School Presentation: Gun Violence Prevention

  • Professor Cassandra Crifasi, Deputy Director, Center for Gun Policy and Research, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health 

  • Ari Davis, Policy Analyst, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence 


Emotional and Learning Challenges for Children and Their Families During COVID and Online Learning 

  • Liz Briganty-Vidal, Program Director & Bilingual Mental Health Therapist, Sheppard Pratt 

  • Janeth Santiesteban, School Counselor, Gaithersburg ES 

  • Casandra McGlorthan, Parent of South Lake ES 2nd grader 

  • Linsy Aguilar Peraza, 8th grader at Gaithersburg Middle School


Tales from the Front Lines: GBCI Volunteers Share Their Experiences 

  • Jim Doyle, AMV Resident, Middle School Program Volunteer 

  • Peg Vert, AMV Resident, English Conversation Volunteer & a Founding Leader 

  • Carol Tyson, Community Member, Elementary School Volunteer 

  • Rollie Smith, AMV Resident, GBCI Board Member and Leader, Neighborhood Action Team 


Vital Conversations About Race 


  • Rev. Dr. Malcolm Frazier, Director, AMV Pastoral Care & Counseling

  • Spence Limbocker, Board Chair, GBCI

AMV resident participants:

  • Barbara Schneeman

  • Hugh Valentine

  • Bonny Cochran

  • Hugh O’Neil 


Dr. King's Legacy: Beloved Community

Moderator: GBCI Founder Rev. Hal Garman

  • Rev. Martha Brown, Former Director, AMV Pastoral Care & Counseling

  • Rev. Timothy Warner, Pastor, Emory Grove UMC & Mill Creek Parish UMC


The Moment Was Now with introduction and Q&A with playwright Gene Bruskin

Musical play production that takes place in post-civil war Baltimore in 1869, a turning point in US history. Echoing the current moment, the play centers on the impassioned search for unity between the dynamic leaders of powerful movements during Reconstruction. 


Road to a Different  and More Equitable Education

  • Diego Uriburo, Executive Director, Identity, Inc., and Co-Founder, Black and Brown Coalition for Education Equity


Conversation with City of Gaithersburg Manager​ Tanisha Briley


GBCI: Present and Future

  • Rev. Hal Garman, Founder; Spence Limbocker, Board Chair; and Michele Bulatovic, Executive Director

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