Community Town Hall Events
Town hall events are community/Citywide opportunities for City officials and/or the Race & Social Equity Officer to update the community on racial equity efforts throughout the City and engage in open discussions about racial equity.
Shared Voices, an emergent collaboration of community members, government and nonprofit organizations, is sponsoring this series of virtual town hall meetings to promote sharing and understanding about how systemic racism impacts Alexandria. The series is part of Alexandria’s commitment to acknowledging and dismantling the systematic and institutional racism that pervades all institutions, resulting in unequal outcomes for people of color in areas such as education, health, employment, transportation, housing, environment, income, wealth and the arts.
● Facing Racism. Demanding Change. This meeting, held on June 2, promoted sharing and understanding about how systemic racism impacts Alexandria. More than 1,200 people shared perspectives, suggested solutions and demanded accountability.
○ Meeting Information, including video, summary of public comments and participant poll (ACT for Alexandria).
● Race, Community & Policing, July 20. More than 100 Alexandrians came together in the second of a series of town hall discussions to promote sharing and understanding about how systemic racism impacts Alexandria. The program featured diverse perspectives, suggested solutions and action steps. Participants shared perspectives on a City Council resolution regarding a community review board.