Countering Hate: Lessons from Intolerance in Arlington's History
Wednesday, February 19, 2019
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.
The Equal Rights Amendment in Virginia
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
The Equal Rights Amendment was passed by Congress in the 1970’s and now needs only one more state for passage. Could Virginia be the state that ratifies it as an Amendment to the Constitution? Join us as our speakers discuss what passing the ERA would mean and the obstacles it faces in Richmond.
Julie Tanner, ERA Advocate
Sen. Barbara Favola, Virginia State Senate
What's the State of Retail in Arlington?
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Despite seismic changes, the retail industry in Arlington seems to be doing well. Is it? And how are the independent mom-and-pop stores faring? Join us as we hear two very different perspectives on this important topic. We'll be joined by Michael Stiefvater of Arlington Economic Development (AED) and Sasan & Nasrin Rashidi, owners of LA Moves, a women’s clothing store in Crystal City.
County Board Candidate Debate
Wednesday October 10, 2018
The Arlington Committee of 100 is proud to host a debate between the candidates for November’s County Board Member election. Join us as incumbent John Vihstadt and challenger Matt de Ferranti discuss a wide range of issues affecting Arlington. Scott Brodbeck of ARLnow will moderate. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions to the candidates.
Note: The recording from this program is not available.
Are Our Children Safe at School?
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
The shocking stories come too often on the news: students and teachers facing a shooter in their school. Arlington, to date, has not experienced the worst, but we need to be prepared. As the new school year begins, we will look at how we are keeping our children safe at school. What is the legal environment that regulates what is possible? How are Arlington schools and police preparing and preventing, and how will they respond if the worst occurs? What is it like to be a student today? What are their concerns, and how do students want the community to help keep them safe? Join the Arlington Committee of 100 for our first program of 2018-19 as we explore how best to keep our students safe.
Del. Paul Krizek of Alexandria and member of the House Select Committee on School Safety
Zachary Pope, Emergency Manager of Arlington Public Schools
Capt. Wayne Vincent, Arlington County Police Department
Arlington High School students Karina de Leede and Chloe Fugle