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Alexandria Circuit Court Dismisses Charges Against Civil Rights Advocates at 1939 Library Sit-In

On October 18, the Alexandria Circuit Court dismissed all charges against the participants in a 1939 sit-in to protest Alexandria’s whites-only public library, after recent research determined that a ruling was never issued and charges were technically still outstanding.

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October is Bullying Prevention Month

In recognition of National Bullying Prevention Month, the City is hosting activities through the Mayor’s Campaign to End Bullying to raise awareness about bullying, what to do about it, and how to prevent it.

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City Recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month with Candlelight Vigil and Memorial Program

On October 24, in conjunction with national Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the City will host a candlelight vigil and memorial program to honor victims of domestic violence.

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City to Host Workshops on Special Event Application Process

Learn about the special event application, permit and review process at a series of free workshops beginning in October. Staff from multiple agencies will explain how event organizers can apply for and obtain permits to produce a special event in Alexandria.

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City Recognizes Energy Awareness Month

During October, the City is offering free events for the public to learn ways to sustainably manage energy use and reduce greenhouse gas emissions and environmental pollution.

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