Events

Volunteers needed: Vulnerable Communities Team Meeting
When: Tuesday November 6, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Where: For location, RSVP to Zeina Azzam, azzam.zeina@gmail.com
What: We will discuss team projects and actions, such as restorative practices in schools and getting ICE out of Alexandria. Newcomers are welcome to attend.
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Tutoring for Youth Educated and Active:  Academic Program
When:  Wednesday November 7, 4:30 – 6:00 pm
Where:  Tenants and Workers United, 3801 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria, VA 22305
What:  Volunteer opportunity to give back to our community!
Please consider tutoring our City’s kids in the “Youth Educated and Active: Academic Program.” Tenants and Workers United invites youth 12 to 18 years old every Wednesday between 4:30 and 6:00 pm. They provide homework help, FAFSA and scholarship counseling, college preparation and leadership development.
For more information, please contact Ingris Moran at 571-251-9537.
Several Grassroots Alexandria members served as volunteer tutors last year. Let’s make it a tradition!

Volunteers needed: Housing Team Meeting
When: Thursday November 8, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Where: For location, RSVP to Ed Kemp (edkemp101@gmail.com) and Alex Howe (phowe85@gmail.com)
What: We will discuss our new team and plan actions.

November General Meeting
When: Wednesday November 28 (6 days after Thanksgiving), 7pm
Where: TWU Building, 3801 Mt Vernon Ave, Alexandria
What: Char McCargo Bah will tell us about researching, writing and developing her blogs and articles on “The Other Alexandria“.
Background: Char McCargo Bah is a freelance writer, independent historian, genealogist and a Living Legend of Alexandria. She has appeared in numerous television interviews with CBS, FOX-5, Comcast, Public Broadcasting Services just to name a few and documentaries. She is a freelance writer for the Alexandria Gazette on history articles on African Americans in Alexandria. Her second book, “Alexandria’s Freedmen’s Cemetery: A Legacy of Freedom,” will be out in January 2019. In 1986, she realized that Alexandria had another history that was untold. This realization of the untold history gave birth to her blog in 2011 and to her article series in 2018.