The Arlington Committee of 100 fosters open and vigorous discussion of issues involving all facets of community life in Arlington. The Committee's monthly forums are open to all and provide a non-partisan setting in which issues of local, regional, and state interest are addressed by experts, with audience participation in lively Q&A sessions.
Arlington Public Schools has a strong reputation for educational achievement and is ranked as the top school system in Virginia. APS meets or exceeds the state average pass rate on Standards of Learning (SOL) tests across the entire student population. However, the same SOL data show disparities in the pass rates across students of different races. Beyond test data, Arlington residents have raised concerns that students of different races receive different treatment in areas including school discipline, class selection, and other areas. C-100’s January program seeks to explore the impact of race on student experience from different perspectives. Our speakers include:
An APS Parent: Whytni H. Kernodle, Esq., Vice President, Black Parents of Arlington.
An APS Student: Zoe Davis, a sophomore at Yorktown High School.
APS Educators: Cintia Z. Johnson, Interim Superintendent Arlington Public Schools and Carolyn Jackson, Supervisor, Equity & Excellence, Arlington Public Schools
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Marymount University - Phelan Hall
2807 N. Glebe Road
7:00pm - Meet and Greet
7:30pm - Dinner Begins (dinner purchase optional)
8:00 pm - Program Begins
Earlier this year, the Virginia General Assembly took the first step in passing a constitutional amendment to end partisan gerrymandering in the commonwealth. In order for the amendment to make to Virginia voters, the legislature must first pass an identical version in the 2020 session. While the amendment passed in 2019 with overwhelming bipartisan support, its chances of passage in the 2020 session are far from certain.
Join us to hear the pros and cons of a constitutional amendment. Our speakers are:
Brian Cannon, Executive Director, OneVirginia 2021
Delegate Mark Levine, D - 45th District: Counties of Arlington (part) and Fairfax (part); City of Alexandria (part)
Scott Bledso, PhD Candidate in Political Science, George Mason University
Hard as it may be to believe, the White Nationalist movement post-WWII has roots in Arlington. Through the 1980s, Arlington was the home to the American Nazi Party headquarters. Join us to explore this history, understand the resurgence of White Nationalism in the United States, and discuss implications for today. We are pleased to host speakers Charlie Clark and Amaka Okechukwu.