City of Alexandria Participates in ACT for Alexandria’s Racial Equity Forum

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City of Alexandria Participates in ACT for Alexandria’s Racial Equity Forum

For Immediate Release: June 1, 2021

ACT for Alexandria is hosting an IMPACT Racial Equity Forum June 9 and 10. This virtual event will provide attendees the opportunity to learn, connect and commit to an equitable Alexandria for all. City of Alexandria leaders will speak at the event, including Alexandria Black History Museum Director Audrey P. Davis; City Historian Dr. Daniel Lee; and Race and Social Equity Officer Jaqueline Tucker.

Keynote speaker Nisha G. Patel, a national expert on social and economic mobility and philanthropy, will discuss “What Would it Take to Dramatically Increase Mobility from Poverty?” The event will include breakout sessions on the history of race and racism in Alexandria;  operationalizing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI); and how to change the narrative about poverty through storytelling. The forum will conclude with an opportunity for attendees to discuss ways to work toward racial equity personally, professionally and within the larger community.

The two-day virtual conference takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day and the cost is $35 for both days. For registration and scholarship information, visit ACT for Alexandria.

Last year, the City of Alexandria launched ALL Alexandria, the City’s formal commitment to race and social equity for all races, religions, countries of origin, sexual orientations, ages, genders and abilities. The goal of ALL Alexandria is to reduce and eliminate disparities and inequities experienced by all residents, especially those in communities of color and other groups who have been historically and systemically marginalized.

Visit alexandriava.gov/Equity for more information about ALL Alexandria. To receive the latest news and information from ALL Alexandria, sign up for the ALL Alexandria category on the City’s free eNews service at alexandriava.gov/eNews.

For media inquiries only, contact Andrea Blackford, Senior Communications Officer, at andrea.blackford@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.3959.

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This news release is available at alexandriava.gov/122645.

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