Sep
30
3:00pm 3:00pm

Together We Are All Police

The Police are the public and the public are the police - repairing the breach. Presented by The Rev. Gayle Fisher-Stewart, Ph.D.

The Rev. Gayle Fisher-Stewart spent 20 years working as a police officer for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police Department, retiring with the rank of captain. She joined the department in 1972, four years after riots destroyed parts of the city following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. At the time African-Americans made of 70 percent of the people living in the nation’s capital; at the same time, the police department was overwhelmingly white. Fisher-Stewart’s decision to join the police force baffled friends and family. The department had a bad reputation, she said, and “my friends weren’t happy because some of them had had negative interactions with police here in D.C.”

She currently serves as the associate pastor at Calvary Episcopal Church in Washington, DC, and is the founder of the Center for the Study of Faith in Justice at Calvary. The Center provides safe space for the discussion of issues that center on the intersection of faith and justice. Committed to God's justice for and in the world, she is the recipient of the 2016 Episcopal Evangelism Society Director’s Award and in 2017 received an honorary Doctor of Divinity from Colgate University. She is also an author and her latest article, "To Serve and Protect: The Police, Race, and the Episcopal Church in the Black Lives Matter Era," can be found in the Anglican Theological Review (Summer 2017).

Doors open at 2:45pm. This event is NOT sponsored by the Arlington County Library.

After this presentation, we will adjourn to a local restaurant to continue the discussion. Please let us know if you would like to be included in the reservation. We would also appreciate recommendations on a restaurant within walking distance of the library. You may also inform us of any dietary restrictions.

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Apr
24
7:00pm 7:00pm

A VIEW OF VIRGINIA POLITICS AND VOTING FROM INSIDE THE BELLY OF THE BEAST

Presenter: Hon. John P. Flannery, II

John has the personal experience, having been inside “the belly of the beast,” as he likes to say, to talk about the history and practice of voting in Virginia. The talk will cover the fits and starts, the advances and setbacks, discussing who got to vote, from how Virginia treated slavery through a civil war, Supreme Court decisions before and after the war, constitutional amendments, massive resistance to segregation, and Jim Crow laws to limit and suppress the votes of Black Americans. It will also consider the amendment that gave women the right to vote, the defeat of the ERA in the General Assembly, what it takes for a woman to win an election in Virginia politics, and the identity crisis the two parties have suffered over the years.

The Hon. John P. Flannery is a former NY federal prosecutor, and former Special Counsel to the US Senate and House Judiciary Committees, run campaigns, run for office himself, and appears on network TV and radio, discussing law and politics; John lives in Loudoun County where he maintains an active law practice. Contact – jonflan@aol.com. This program is not sponsored by Loudoun County Public Library.

https://www.togetherwewillnova.org/ http://www.johnpflannery.com

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Apr
17
7:00pm 7:00pm

GerryRigged Screening

Please join Together We Will Northern Virginia and OneVirginia2021 for this free

screening of GerryRIGGED. We will be joined by Brian Cannon who is the

Executive Director of OneVirginia2021. Doors open at 6:45 and the program will

begin at 7.

Gerrymandering, the deliberate manipulation of district lines to favor an incumbent

politician or party, affects the fabric of our democracy in profound

ways. GerryRIGGED: Turning Democracy On Its Head examines its impact in this

hour-long documentary, a partnership with WCVE (PBS) and

OneVirginia2021: Virginians For Fair Redistricting. Learn how non-partisan

reform efforts in Virginia can change this dangerous trend and return political

power to the voters. This program is not sponsored by Loudoun County Public Library.

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Beyond Headlines: Getting to Know the Transgender Community with Connie Rice
Apr
10
7:00pm 7:00pm

Beyond Headlines: Getting to Know the Transgender Community with Connie Rice

We all have a story, and our stories are enhanced when we are willing to listen to one another. Equality Virginia’s Transgender Advocacy Speakers Bureau presents one of their members to share their personal journey and experiences as a transgender person. Workshop involves an honest and casual Q&A segment.

Connie Rice is a Marine veteran, an avid cyclist, the parent of three sons, and a technical seller for a large computer company. She also happens to be transgender. She lives in Leesburg, VA and works with Equality Virginia to dispel myths about transgender people and to advocate for rights and fair treatment. This program is not sponsored by Loudoun County Public Library.

Doors open at 6:45

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Exploring Race Relations in a New Era
Mar
27
7:00pm 7:00pm

Exploring Race Relations in a New Era

This discussion is a follow up to the panel discussion which took place on 2/27 at the Ashburn library. We were able to discuss a few topics at that event but found there was much more we wanted to discuss. Here are a few topics we intend to discuss on Monday March 27th. Do you think people are more embolden to display their racism under our current administration? Is the immigration ban in direct conflict with American values? Who was left out of the Women’s March on Washington? Can you say “Black Lives Matter”?

Doors will open at 6:45. We will have a diverse panel of speakers and encourage the audience to ask questions throughout the discussion.  This program is not sponsored by Loudoun County Public Library.

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A View of Virginia Politics and Voting From Inside The Belly of the Beast
Mar
13
7:00pm 7:00pm

A View of Virginia Politics and Voting From Inside The Belly of the Beast

Presenter:  Hon. John P. Flannery, II

John has the personal experience, having been inside “the belly of the beast,” as he likes to say, to talk about the history and practice of voting in Virginia.  The talk will cover the fits and starts, the advances and setbacks, discussing who got to vote, from how Virginia treated slavery through a civil war, Supreme Court decisions before and after the war, constitutional amendments, massive resistance to segregation, and Jim Crow laws to limit and suppress the votes of Black Americans.  It will also consider the amendment that gave women the right to vote, the defeat of the ERA in the General Assembly, what it takes for a woman to win an election in Virginia politics, and the identity crisis the two parties have suffered over the years.


The Hon. John P. Flannery is a former NY federal prosecutor, and former Special Counsel to the US Senate and House Judiciary Committees, run campaigns, run for office himself, and appears on network TV and radio, discussing law and politics; John lives in Loudoun County where he maintains an active law practice.  Contact – jonflan@aol.com. This program is not sponsored by Loudoun County Public Library.

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Beyond Headlines: Getting to Know the Transgender Community
Feb
13
7:30pm 7:30pm

Beyond Headlines: Getting to Know the Transgender Community

TOGETHER WE WILL LEARN & EQUALITY VIRGINIA PRESENTS

Connie Rice

We all have a story, and our stories are enhanced when we are willing to listen to one another. Equality Virginia’s Transgender Advocacy Speakers Bureau presents one of their members to share their personal journey and experiences as a transgender person. Workshop involves an honest and casual Q&A segment.

Connie Rice is a Marine veteran, an avid cyclist, the parent of three sons, and a technical seller for a large computer company. She also happens to be transgender. She lives in Leesburg, VA and works with Equality Virginia to dispel myths about transgender people and to advocate for rights and fair treatment.

 

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https://www.togetherwewillnova.org/

http://www.equalityvirginia.org/

 

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Where Are the Women in Virginia Politics? An Intro to the Virginia Democratic Women's Caucus
Feb
6
7:00pm 7:00pm

Where Are the Women in Virginia Politics? An Intro to the Virginia Democratic Women's Caucus

Jill Caiazzo

Women are underrepresented in Virginia politics—and that needs to change.  The Democratic Party of Virginia has an outreach group dedicated to addressing this issue: the Virginia Democratic Women's Caucus. Come learn about the Caucus and the state Party structure, hear the case for why direct participation in the Democratic Party is critical for a Democratic woman considering a run for public office (and her supporters), and share your ideas for improving outreach to Democratic women voters.  TWW will host an open discussion with Jill Caiazzo, the representative to the Board of the Democratic Women's Caucus for the 8th Congressional District (which includes Alexandria City, Arlington County, Falls Church City, and portions of the Fairfax Districts of Dranesville, Lee, Mason, Providence, and Mount Vernon).

 

 

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America in Crisis?  American Government and the 2016 Election
Jan
17
7:00pm 7:00pm

America in Crisis? American Government and the 2016 Election

This talk will overview the structure of American political institutions and discuss their role in upholding principles of American democracy in the long run. In the context of the 2016 presidential election, it will address several questions: How (and if) can an outcome of a single presidential election affect basic principles of the separation of powers and checks and balances? To what extent does a unified government (same party control of the executive and the legislative branches) undermine the principle of checks and balances, and what are the implications for American democracy? Finally, what is the role of the Electoral College and is just how vital is it for our democracy. This talk will be given by Olga Bogatyrenko. She received her PhD in political science in 2007 from University of California, Davis. She specializes in international relations, research methods and public policy, and she taught students in California, DC, and upstate New York

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