Update on Connecting Fairfax City for All Initiative

The Connecting Fairfax City for All Stakeholders Group will present its recommendations regarding confederate iconography in the City tonight. According to the Engage Fairfax website: “The Connecting Fairfax City for All stakeholder advisory group will present recommendations to City Council during a public meeting at 7 p.m. at the Sherwood Community Center, located at 3740 Old LeeContinue reading “Update on Connecting Fairfax City for All Initiative”

Tonight: City’s Last Listen and Learn Session

Join in tonight at the City of Fairfax’s final community listening and learning session, Thursday, June 24 at 7pm. The topic, according to the Connecting Fairfax City for All section of the Engage Fairfax website, is “Commemorating the Civil War: Listening to Community Voices.” The featured speakers are: Blake Myers, President, Bull Run Civil WarContinue reading “Tonight: City’s Last Listen and Learn Session”

City trail work in the little park at Ranger and Shiloh

The City shared updates about it’s project expanding the George T. Snyder Trail, which currently runs along the creek behind the shopping centers on both sides of Plantation. As the City proceeds with extending the trail further west to Route 123, they will be conducting some survey and geotechnical work in Shiloh Street Park. ThisContinue reading “City trail work in the little park at Ranger and Shiloh”

Join the City’s Listening and Learning session tonight

A note from Juliette Shedd of George Mason’s Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution: Below is the information for tonight’s session on “Understanding Community Perceptions of Confederate Symbols within a Framework of Trauma” with Dr. Merri Davis. City residents are invited to participate in thought-provoking conversations that connect current realities with the city’s historicalContinue reading “Join the City’s Listening and Learning session tonight”

Next City Listening Sessions coming up in April

From the City’s “Connecting Fairfax City for All” initiative: The City invites all residents to participate in the Community Listening and Learning Sessions that are part of the City’s Connecting Fairfax City for All initiative to examine racial and social equity in Fairfax City.  The next Community Listening and Learning Session is scheduled for ThursdayContinue reading “Next City Listening Sessions coming up in April”

City Listening and Learning Sessions Continue Tonight

The City’s “Connecting Fairfax City for All” public seminars and discussion groups continue online tonight with the third session at 7pm. While the post-talk discussion sessions are full, there is still time to register to participate by joining the Zoom presentation. This third session will feature J. Brent Tarter, historian, author, and founding editor ofContinue reading “City Listening and Learning Sessions Continue Tonight”

Connecting Fairfax City for All Listening & Learning Session Feb 4

As part of its Connecting Fairfax City for All initiative to facilitate community conversation around the issues of racial and social equity, systemic racism, symbolism, and identity, the City of Fairfax is hosting its first community listening and learning this Thursday, February 4 at 7:00 pm.  Susan Gray, director, City of Fairfax Historic Resources will present “Crossroads of Conflict: Continue reading “Connecting Fairfax City for All Listening & Learning Session Feb 4”