Events

Every Tuesday: Tutoring for Youth
*** This event was re-created as an online tutoring program, for info contact Ingris ***
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.
Grassroots Alexandria members have served as volunteer tutors, both in person (pre-pandemic) and on-line.
Let’s please support our community by volunteering!

Grassroots Alexandria Reading Group
When: monthly during the action meeting
Where: (please see action-meeting event listing)
What: We are currently reading Emergent Strategy by adrienne maree brown.
Our new format will be to dedicate a short portion of the regular first Tuesday Grassroots meeting to discussing our reading–specifically the check-in (of course, this is optional and people can check in as they wish). You can comment on what you found interesting about the reading or how you see the reading intersecting with our work.

“Alexandria Schools: Reimagining Discipline” free virtual event
We’re in the year 2022, but Alexandria Public Schools still disciplines students like it’s 1972, especially students of color. Suspensions, expulsions, and an armed police presence have an outsized negative impact on our Black and Brown students, with very real consequences for the remainder of their lives.

On Tuesday, May 31st, join Grassroots Alexandria, Racial Justice Alexandria, and Tenants and Workers United for a free documentary viewing and panel conversation – What resources and approaches to discipline should we implement in our school system so that every student thrives during, and after, they receive their education?

At the heart of our talk will be a powerful documentary about School Resource Officers, “On These Grounds,” that all who register for the event will view for free prior to the panel conversation. Here’s how you register, along with other key info:

Event: Alexandria Schools: Reimagining Discipline
Date and Time: Tuesday, May 31, 7:00-8:30 PM
Agenda: Panel conversation for 30-45 minutes, followed by Q&A with participants
Cost: Free
Panelists: Ingris Moran, Tenants and Workers United, and Lindsey Battaglia, Racial Justice Alexandria
To Register: Click here to register for the event. You will then receive a link to view the documentary between May 24th-26th, along with a few brief read-aheads about discipline in Alexandria’s school system.

We want to see as many community members at this event as possible, so please feel free to pass this invite along, and contact Grassroots Alexandria co-chair, Kevin Brady, with any questions at krbrady1919@gmail.com

Grassroots Alexandria Action Meeting (in person!!)
When: Monday June 6, 7-9pm
Where: In a backyard near Braddock Road Metro station. Please RSVP jonathan@jonathankrall.net for exact address.
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/equity/transportation, Human Rights Commission, police transparency and other reforms, the newsletter, restorative practices in ACPS, and much more.

At our meeting, we will check in with each other (members of the Reading Group can share a thought or two about the latest reading during check-in), hear from project leaders, and consider next steps. Everyone is encouraged to attend and ask questions. Assuming the weather holds, this will be an in-person outdoor meeting.

If you prefer to attend remotely: Grassroots Alexandria Action Meeting
Time: Jun 6, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 832 2118 4040
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In the event of bad weather, we will switch entirely to Zoom.

Grassroots Alexandria Action Meeting
When: Monday July 11, 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/equity/transportation, Human Rights Commission, police transparency and other reforms, the newsletter, restorative practices in ACPS, and much more. We will also check in with each other, hear from project leaders, and consider next steps. Everyone is encouraged to attend and ask questions.