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News Flash: Mary Riley Styles Public Library

Posted on: July 27, 2020

Upcoming Community Conversations

Join us online (via Zoom) for two great Community Conversations: Panel Discussion on Police Reform (August 5 @ 7:30 pm) and Talk with Author Jeffrey Blount (August 26 @ 7 pm).

Community Conversation on Police Reform

Community Conversation on Police Reform

NOTE: Program start time has been changed to 7:30 pm!

Join us for a community conversation on Wednesday, August 5, at 7:30 pm (via Zoom) about policing and police reform in the City of Falls Church. Learn more about the national Mayor’s Pledge (which was signed by Mayor Tarter in June); the City’s Use of Force Review Committee; the principles of 21st century policing; and what issues lie behind the "defund police" movement. Discussion panelists will include:

  • Mary Gavin, Chief of Police, City of Falls Church
  • Sean Perryman, President of the Fairfax County NAACP
  • Steve Mason, HR Director, City of Falls Church (and former Alexandria police officer and investigator with Alexandria’s Office of Human Rights) 

 Library Director Jennifer Carroll will moderate the discussion. To request a Zoom invite, please email Marshall Webster at mwebster@fallschurchva.gov

Author Talk with Jeffrey Blount

Author Talk with Jeffrey Blount

Join us on Zoom, Wednesday, August 26th at 7 pm for a talk by local author Jeffrey Blount and a discussion about racial bullying, followed by a brief audience Q&A.  Jeffrey is an Emmy award-winning television director, spending over 3 decades at NBC, and a 2016 inductee to the Virginia Communications Hall of Fame. Mr. Blount will be interviewed by his wife Jeanne Meserve, an award-winning anchor and correspondent, formerly with CNN and ABC News, who now works worldwide as a moderator, and a security analyst for Canada’s CTV News.

About The Emancipation of Evan Walls: :

It is June 1968. The Civil Rights movement is winding down after the death of Martin Luther King, Jr. Negroes in the town of Canaan, Virginia have been used to acting the same, thinking the same and sharing in the unadulterated hatred of a common enemy. Evan is ten years old and, in the jargon of the times, young, gifted and black. In the presence of his parents and a summer porch gathering of their friends, he makes a startling declaration. From that moment on, the central question of his life is born. Is he black enough?

To request a Zoom invite, please email Marshall Webster at mwebster@fallschurchva.gov.

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