Events

Every Tuesday: Tutoring for Youth
*** This event is cancelled until further notice ***
When:  Every Tuesday, 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 Tenants and Workers United homework help program. TWU invites youth 12 to 18 years old every Tuesday between 4:30 and 6:00 pm. Volunteers and TWU staff 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!

Grassroots Alexandria Education Meeting
When: Tuesday March 24, 7-9pm
Where: This will be an online meeting using the Zoom app (accessible using a laptop, tablet or smartphone). Please write to jonathan@jonathankrall.net for a link to the meeting.
What: Carol Mizoguchi, Director of the city’s Office of Community Services, will speak about the homeless population of Alexandria and the city’s efforts to address their needs. She will talk about the number of homeless people, Carpenter’s Shelter and other housing options, and what churches and community partners are doing in this area. She can also discuss what safety nets the city provides for other low-income residents.
Who: Carol Mizoguchi is the director of the Office of Community Services. In her current role she oversees and manages the planning, development and coordination of a wide variety of safety net programs that respond to the needs of low-income Alexandrians and collaborative grants that offer a comprehensive and cohesive system of prevention, intervention and services. Additionally she is responsible for the City’s efforts to prevent and reduce poverty and she provides staff support to the Alexandria City Council appointed Economic Opportunities Commission. Carol has a Master’s in Public Administration from Seattle University and has a long history of civic engagement on social justice issues. She is the proud mother of four adult children and seven grandchildren. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling to Ghana, reading and gardening.

Grassroots Alexandria Action Meeting
When: Tuesday April 7, 7-9pm
Where: This will be an online meeting using the Zoom app (accessible using a laptop, tablet or smartphone). Please write to jonathan@jonathankrall.net for a link to the meeting.
What: This will be a joint meeting of the Housing Team, the Communications Team, and the Vulnerable Communities Team. We will be updating each other on the many topics we are involved with:  affordable housing, Climate/transportation, For Us Not Amazon, Human Rights Commission, ICE in Alexandria, the Newsletter, restorative practices in ACPS, and much more.

Joseph McCoy Lynching Remembrance
When: Thursday April 23rd, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: at the lynching location, N. Lee and Cameron Streets.
Info: Grassroots Alexandria is happy to advertise this Alexandria EJI event. https://www.alexandriava.gov/historic/blackhistory/default.aspx?id=106501

Alexandria Equal Justice Initiative event
When: Saturday April 25, 1pm
What: The Alexandria Equal Justice Initiative will host a lecture by historian Susan Strasser (susanstrasser.net) featuring poet Marcia Cole: “A White Historian Confronts Lynching.”
Where: The Nannie J. Lee Recreation Center, 1108 Jefferson Street
Info: Grassroots Alexandria is happy to advertise this free Alexandria EJI event.
RSVP appreciated: https://survey.alexandriava.gov/s3/EJILecturesRSVP

Alexandria Equal Justice Initiative event
When: Saturday May 30, 1pm
What: The Alexandria Equal Justice Initiative will host a lecture by historian Susan Strasser (susanstrasser.net): “A White Historian Explores Black Voting Rights.”
Where: Alexandria History Museum at The Lyceum. 201 S. Washington Street.
Info: Grassroots Alexandria is happy to advertise this free Alexandria EJI event.
RSVP appreciated: https://survey.alexandriava.gov/s3/EJILecturesRSVP

Alexandria Equal Justice Initiative event
When: Saturday June 27, 1pm
What: The Alexandria Equal Justice Initiative will host a lecture by historian Susan Strasser (susanstrasser.net): “A White Historian Confronts Residential Segregation.”
Where: Alexandria History Museum at The Lyceum. 201 S. Washington Street.
Info: Grassroots Alexandria is happy to advertise this free Alexandria EJI event.
RSVP appreciated: https://survey.alexandriava.gov/s3/EJILecturesRSVP