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SOCIAL JUSTICE

Alexandria Library believes in social justice. Last summer, the Library held a summer-long challenge that helped to examine the city’s important African American history and culture. The Alexandria Community Remembrance Project (ACRP) is an interdepartmental program in partnership with the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) to address social justice in the city.

 

EVENTS
Canceled
Tue, Aug 16, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library
Join us every other Tuesday whenever your schedule allows; no need to register in advance. This group is open to all who are navigating the challenges of caring for a loved one.

Thu, Aug 18, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden
Join Jorge Banales as he gives instruction on the Yang Style 24 Movement Tai Chi form.

Thu, Aug 18, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Beth Patridge Meeting Room
Join local author Brendan Slocumb for a discussion of his debut novel.

Fri, Aug 19, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Virtual
The Prevention of Blindness Society is hosting a monthly virtual book club this summer.

Fri, Aug 19, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden,Large Meeting Room
Join Grammy-winning children's musician Andrés for an interactive musical performance in English and Spanish. All ages.

Canceled
Tue, Aug 30, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library
Join us every other Tuesday whenever your schedule allows; no need to register in advance. This group is open to all who are navigating the challenges of caring for a loved one.

Tue, Sep 06, 10:00am - 11:00am
Virtual
Learn about the different parts of Medicare. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.Register

Wed, Sep 07, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Small Conference Room
The is a space for intermediate speaker to practice English and build confidence.

Wed, Sep 07, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library
Monthly Meditation, lead by our Friends at Yoga in Daily Life, is a free one-hour meditation class open to everyone.Register

Wed, Sep 14, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
The is a space for intermediate speaker to practice English and build confidence.

Wed, Sep 21, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
The is a space for intermediate speaker to practice English and build confidence.

FROM OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL

Library Director, Rose T. Dawson interviews Ms. Gladys Davis.

Executive Director Rose T. Dawson interviews former employee Barbara Jean Ferguson, one of the first African American staff members at Alexandria library.

Relatives of Alexandria Library Sit-In protestors William “Buddy” Evans and Morris Murray discuss how the event and its legacy impacted them, their family, their outlook and accomplishments.

Last updated: January 2021