Welcome! 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.
The Arlington Committee of 100 Board has decided to continue provide all programs over Zoom with a few opportunities for in person programs throughout the year. Stay tuned to our website and emails for updates. Viewers will still be able to view the program live or recorded on our Facebook Page, and the recordings will be uploaded to the "Past Programs" tab when the program concludes.
Wednesday, February 8, 2023
7:00 - 8:00 pm
In the summer of 2020, our Nation entered its most recent social reawakening on the issue of racial justice. Following the murder of George Floyd, many, individually and collectively, began earnestly seeking to understand systemic inequity and structural challenges facing people of color in our community. Important to this reckoning has been understanding how African American history is taught to our children.
Virginia’s standards for education are reviewed at the state level at defined periods; importantly, the history standards were due for review in 2022. The Virginia African American History Education Commission was charged with reviewing, revising, and making recommendations regarding Virginia's history standards, particularly African American history. The standards will define what should be taught to all Virginia students.
Join us on February 8 as we seek to better understand how Virginia's history education standards are implemented in the curriculum of Arlington Public Schools, why teaching African American history is important, and the community's role in ensuring that we are honestly addressing all aspects of our Nation's history.
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