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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”

Updates from the City’s Connecting Fairfax for All

The City announced their selections to the Connecting Fairfax for All stakeholder group. The group includes four residents of Mosby Woods—those listed from precinct 5 as well as our Association’s representative and the Neighbors for Change representative. Precinct 1: Kevin KruczekPrecinct 2: Gabrielle Ravanera and Jay LambPrecinct 3: Patrick Murry, Minoo Kim, and Marbea TammaroPrecinct 4: Grace Francis, CantrellContinue reading “Updates from the City’s Connecting Fairfax for All”

Observances of the Civil War 100-Year Anniversary 1961 – 1965

The 100 year anniversary of the Civil War was 1961 – 1965. Its kickoff coincided with the dedication of the Mosby Woods neighborhood in 1961.  Adopting a civil war theme was part of the marketing strategy for the development, which sought to capitalize on increased interest in the centennial in particular, and the civil warContinue reading “Observances of the Civil War 100-Year Anniversary 1961 – 1965”

Why our neighborhood names are under review

The debates over names and symbols used to represent a community are not new. Over the past several decades there have been repeated conversations about representation in state flags, monuments, sports mascots, and in the names of schools, municipal buildings, and major thoroughfares. These debates tend to flare up after incidents that cause public outrage, such asContinue reading “Why our neighborhood names are under review”

Progress Update from Engage Fairfax

In October, the City of Fairfax announced its Connecting Fairfax City for All initiative to study racial and social equity in Fairfax City.  The initiative includes establishing a 15-person Stakeholder Group reflecting diverse interests to facilitate community discussion and to make recommendations to the City Council.  The City has recently provided the following update on its progressContinue reading “Progress Update from Engage Fairfax”

Aspects of the Civil Rights Era When Mosby Woods was Established

As we continue to explore the historic context of our neighborhood, the Community Forward team has conducted research into the Civil Rights era of the 1950s and 1960s when Mosby Woods was established. We make no attempt to draw any conclusions as to the thought process behind the founding of Mosby Woods or the motivesContinue reading “Aspects of the Civil Rights Era When Mosby Woods was Established”

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