Events

Ongoing: Tutoring for Youth
When:  Every Wednesday, 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!

SURJ Deep Canvass is Back!
When: Saturday May 18, 11am – 5pm
Where: All Saints Episcopal Church Sharon Chapel, 3421 Franconia Rd, Alexandria, VA 22310
What: Grassroots Alexandria supports this SURJ event. Deep canvassing is a long-term, research-based strategy that SURJ is using to invite our neighbors to re-think their support for systemic white supremacy. No canvassing experience necessary, our script and training will guide you as you engage white people in conversations about white supremacy – at their front doors! Give this exciting strategy a try, and practice initiating challenging conversations in a supportive environment.
https://www.facebook.com/events/289049282046518/

May General Meeting
When: Wednesday May 22, 7pm
Where: TWU Building, 3801 Mt Vernon Ave, Alexandria
What: Carlos A. Gutiérrez of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America will update us on their campaign to reduce gun violence in advance of the June 7 “wear orange” rally.
Background: Carlos A. Gutiérrez is the Community Outreach Lead for the Alexandria Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a grassroots movement of Americans fighting for public safety measures that can protect people from gun violence. Moms Demand Action campaigns for new and stronger solutions to lax gun laws and loopholes that jeopardize the safety of our families. Moms Demand Action has established a chapter in every state of the country and, along with Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Students Demand Action and the Everytown Survivor Network, it is part of Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with more than 5 million supporters and more than 350,000 donors.

Vulnerable Communities Team Meeting
When: Tuesday June 4, 7-9pm
Where: write to azzam.zeina@gmail.com for location
What: We will be updating each other on the many topics we are involved with: ICE in Alexandria, restorative practices in ACPS, affordable housing, Human Rights Commission, new City Council, initiatives for 2019, and much more.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1565724983562872/

Moms Demand Action “Wear Orange” Rally For Safety
When: Friday June 7th, 7pm
Where: Market Square, 301 King St, Old Town Alexandria
What: Grassroots Alexandria is one of many groups supporting the Moms Demand Action rally for safety and against gun violence.
If you can, please show your support by attending the rally and wearing orange.
https://www.facebook.com/events/433807434120176/

June General Meeting
When: Monday June 24, 7pm (note unusual day, Monday instead of Wednesday)
Where: TWU Building, 3801 Mt Vernon Ave, Alexandria
What: Adrienne Fikes of the Parent Leadership Training Institute will tell us about PLTI in Alexandria and PLTI activism of the past, present and future.
https://www.facebook.com/events/391481811453867/

July General Meeting
When: Wednesday July 24, 7pm
Where: TWU Building, 3801 Mt Vernon Ave, Alexandria
What: Our fiends from OAR will tell us about their work, in Arlington and Alexandria, to implement restorative practices in criminal justice as an alternative to prison. They will also tell us about their work on behalf for returning citizens.