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EQUITY, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

Caste One Quarter of the Nation Positively Purple Tightrope

 

DATABASES

  • Contemporary Women's Issues
    Coverage of topics relevant to women around the world, including civil rights, health, education, professional development, and entrepreneurship.

  • Diversity Studies
    Explores cultural differences, contributions and influences in the global community. This collection includes more than 2.7 million articles from 150 journals, updated daily.

  • Gender Studies
    Offers access to scholarly journals and magazines covering topics including gender studies, family and marital issues, and more.

  • Religion and Philosophy
    Researchers will gain valuable insight about the impact religion has had on culture throughout history, including literature, arts, and language.

EVENTS
Sun, Mar 03, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
After you enjoy reading Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson, this year’s All Alexandria Reads adult fiction selection, please consider sharing one of your favorite cake recipes.

Mon, Mar 04, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
After you enjoy reading Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson, this year’s All Alexandria Reads adult fiction selection, please consider sharing one of your favorite cake recipes.

Mon, Mar 04, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
This is a space for intermediate speakers to practice English and build confidence.

Tue, Mar 05, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
After you enjoy reading Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson, this year’s All Alexandria Reads adult fiction selection, please consider sharing one of your favorite cake recipes.

Wed, Mar 06, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
After you enjoy reading Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson, this year’s All Alexandria Reads adult fiction selection, please consider sharing one of your favorite cake recipes.

Wed, Mar 06, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual - Virtual
Please join us for a virtual talk with Alice Reagan, a founder and docent at the Lucy Burns Museum, to learn about the suffragettes incarcerated at the Women's Workhouse at Occoquan. Register

Thu, Mar 07, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
After you enjoy reading Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson, this year’s All Alexandria Reads adult fiction selection, please consider sharing one of your favorite cake recipes.

Thu, Mar 07, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Beginning English Practice for English language learners. No registration needed or prior level of English.

Thu, Mar 07, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Please join us for a screening of this 2019 documentary film that takes a deeper look into the real story of Victor H. Green's "The Negro Motorist Green Book" during the Jim Crow era and beyond.

Thu, Mar 07, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Learn and play Riichi Mahjong, a popular tile-based game from Japan.

Fri, Mar 08, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
After you enjoy reading Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson, this year’s All Alexandria Reads adult fiction selection, please consider sharing one of your favorite cake recipes.

Sat, Mar 09, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
After you enjoy reading Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson, this year’s All Alexandria Reads adult fiction selection, please consider sharing one of your favorite cake recipes.

Sun, Mar 10, 12:00am - 12:59am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
After you enjoy reading Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson, this year’s All Alexandria Reads adult fiction selection, please consider sharing one of your favorite cake recipes.

Mon, Mar 11, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
This is a space for intermediate speakers to practice English and build confidence.

Mon, Mar 11, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Second Floor
Please join us to read and discuss "The Dictionary of Lost Words" by Pip Williams.

Mon, Mar 11, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Virtual - Zoom
Please join us for a virtual discussion of Miriam Toews' 2018 novel.

Tue, Mar 12, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
After you enjoy reading Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson, this year’s All Alexandria Reads adult fiction selection, please consider sharing one of your favorite cake recipes.

Tue, Mar 12, 11:15am - 1:15pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Please join us for a screening of this 2016 biographical film based on the 2016 nonfiction book of the same name by Margot Lee Shetterly about three female African-American mathematicians.

Tue, Mar 12, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
Teens, come join the Alexandria Scholarship Fund to create your vision for the future while gaining practical insight on how to achieve your college/career goals. Space is Limited.

Wed, Mar 13, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
After you enjoy reading Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson, this year’s All Alexandria Reads adult fiction selection, please consider sharing one of your favorite cake recipes.

Wed, Mar 13, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
This is a space for intermediate speakers to practice English and build confidence.

Thu, Mar 14, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
After you enjoy reading Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson, this year’s All Alexandria Reads adult fiction selection, please consider sharing one of your favorite cake recipes.

Thu, Mar 14, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Learn and play Riichi Mahjong, a popular tile-based game from Japan.

Fri, Mar 15, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
After you enjoy reading Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson, this year’s All Alexandria Reads adult fiction selection, please consider sharing one of your favorite cake recipes.

Sat, Mar 16, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
After you enjoy reading Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson, this year’s All Alexandria Reads adult fiction selection, please consider sharing one of your favorite cake recipes.

Sat, Mar 16, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Board Room
Alexandria Poet Laureate Zeina Azzam is pleased to present this poetry workshop sponsored by the Alexandria Office of the Arts and Beatley Central Library. Click on the event title for details.

Sun, Mar 17, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
After you enjoy reading Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson, this year’s All Alexandria Reads adult fiction selection, please consider sharing one of your favorite cake recipes.

Mon, Mar 18, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
After you enjoy reading Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson, this year’s All Alexandria Reads adult fiction selection, please consider sharing one of your favorite cake recipes.

Mon, Mar 18, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
This is a space for intermediate speakers to practice English and build confidence.

Mon, Mar 18, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual - Virtual
Dr. Laura Sapelly will discuss the role sewing circles held in our past and why they continue to be important. Participants are encouraged to do their handiwork during the presentation!Register

Tue, Mar 19, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
After you enjoy reading Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson, this year’s All Alexandria Reads adult fiction selection, please consider sharing one of your favorite cake recipes.

Wed, Mar 20, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
After you enjoy reading Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson, this year’s All Alexandria Reads adult fiction selection, please consider sharing one of your favorite cake recipes.

Wed, Mar 20, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
This is a space for intermediate speakers to practice English and build confidence.

Thu, Mar 21, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
After you enjoy reading Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson, this year’s All Alexandria Reads adult fiction selection, please consider sharing one of your favorite cake recipes.

Canceled
Thu, Mar 21, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Beginning English Practice for English language learners. No registration needed or prior level of English.

Thu, Mar 21, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Learn and play Riichi Mahjong, a popular tile-based game from Japan.

Fri, Mar 22, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
After you enjoy reading Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson, this year’s All Alexandria Reads adult fiction selection, please consider sharing one of your favorite cake recipes.

Sat, Mar 23, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
After you enjoy reading Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson, this year’s All Alexandria Reads adult fiction selection, please consider sharing one of your favorite cake recipes.

Sun, Mar 24, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
After you enjoy reading Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson, this year’s All Alexandria Reads adult fiction selection, please consider sharing one of your favorite cake recipes.

Mon, Mar 25, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
After you enjoy reading Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson, this year’s All Alexandria Reads adult fiction selection, please consider sharing one of your favorite cake recipes.

Mon, Mar 25, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
This is a space for intermediate speakers to practice English and build confidence.

Tue, Mar 26, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
After you enjoy reading Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson, this year’s All Alexandria Reads adult fiction selection, please consider sharing one of your favorite cake recipes.

Canceled
Tue, Mar 26, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Beginning English Practice for English language learners. No registration needed or prior level of English.

Wed, Mar 27, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
After you enjoy reading Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson, this year’s All Alexandria Reads adult fiction selection, please consider sharing one of your favorite cake recipes.

Wed, Mar 27, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Please join us for a screening of this 2024 biographical film about Shirley Chisholm, America's first Black congresswoman.

Wed, Mar 27, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
This is a space for intermediate speakers to practice English and build confidence.

Thu, Mar 28, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
After you enjoy reading Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson, this year’s All Alexandria Reads adult fiction selection, please consider sharing one of your favorite cake recipes.

Canceled
Thu, Mar 28, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Beginning English Practice for English language learners. No registration needed or prior level of English.

Thu, Mar 28, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Learn and play Riichi Mahjong, a popular tile-based game from Japan.

Fri, Mar 29, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
After you enjoy reading Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson, this year’s All Alexandria Reads adult fiction selection, please consider sharing one of your favorite cake recipes.

Sat, Mar 30, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
After you enjoy reading Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson, this year’s All Alexandria Reads adult fiction selection, please consider sharing one of your favorite cake recipes.

Sun, Mar 31, All day
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
After you enjoy reading Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson, this year’s All Alexandria Reads adult fiction selection, please consider sharing one of your favorite cake recipes.

Mon, Apr 01, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
This is a space for intermediate speakers to practice English and build confidence.

Canceled
Tue, Apr 02, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Beginning English Practice for English language learners. No registration needed or prior level of English.

Canceled
Thu, Apr 04, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Beginning English Practice for English language learners. No registration needed or prior level of English.

Thu, Apr 04, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Learn and play Riichi Mahjong, a popular tile-based game from Japan.

Mon, Apr 08, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
This is a space for intermediate speakers to practice English and build confidence.

Mon, Apr 08, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Virtual - Zoom
Please join us for a virtual discussion of Maaza Mengiste's 2019 novel.

Canceled
Tue, Apr 09, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Beginning English Practice for English language learners. No registration needed or prior level of English.

Wed, Apr 10, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
This is a space for intermediate speakers to practice English and build confidence.

Wed, Apr 10, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Board Room
Join with readers in the community to talk about Soil: The Story of a Black Mother's Garden by Camille T. Dungy that highlights AAR's 2024 theme of COURAGE.

Canceled
Thu, Apr 11, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Beginning English Practice for English language learners. No registration needed or prior level of English.

Thu, Apr 11, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Please join us for a screening of this 2017 American historical drama film based on the 2008 novel by Hillary Jordan.

Thu, Apr 11, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Learn and play Riichi Mahjong, a popular tile-based game from Japan.

Fri, Apr 12, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual - Zoom
Alexandria Celebrates Women Vice President Gayle Converse made a once-in-a-lifetime journey celebrating women's equality and history by walking from Alexandria to Richmond.Register

Last updated: February 2023