Voting Rights and De/Resegregation

Hi Friends,
Good morning! I’m using this update to catch up on a bunch of resources from the past few weeks. So much content to share with you!
Also, my endorsement of Parisa was posted! Please vote November 5 (or sooner)!
- I have attached a great write-up on the history of school desegregation in Arlington, written by the Black Heritage Museum of Arlington’s staff.
- DC aims to place low-cost housing in affluent neighborhoods.
- A school in Montgomery County advocates a push for equity for black and Hispanic students
- Judge: requiring race for marriage licenses is unconstitutional
- If you’re interested in textbook content and racial literacy, check out this article from the Harvard Gazette about two students who wrote two textbooks to change the conversation in schools.
- The Voting While Black podcast released last week
- Essence published an op-ed by Michael Arceneaux, “Voter Suppression is the New Jim Crow
- EdSurge’s Emily Tate wrote about “A New Approach to Discipline Slashed Suspension Rates and Transformed this DC School
- On Point has a series on “Solutions for Closing the Achievement Gap
- The City of Alexandria has an Equal Justice Initiative, focusing on a Community Remembrance Project of Lynchings in Alexandria
- From Adam Harris, “An Attempt to Resegregate Little Rock, of All Places
- From Akheil Singla, “Cities With More Black Residents Are More Likely to ‘Police for Profit’
- From Rebecca Bellan, “Why New York City DAs Offer Art Class In Lieu of Court
ICE out of DMV Teach-In on October 24 in DC
Justice Revival: Nurturing the Spirit of Resistance on October 26 in DC
- The NAACP has supported a maternal mortality bill, which needs support of our Congress members.
- Arlington County is sponsoring three virtual conversations about housing. The November 12 conversation is about Housing & Equity. You can do it in your pajamas!
- The NAACP Education Committee is presenting a “Student Rights Under the 4th and 5th Amendments” conversation on October 29
- The Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington (UUCA) is hosting several racial justice workshops:
— Sat. Nov. 2, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at UUCA — Whitney Parnell’s Undoing White Supremacy Workshop. Register here.
— Wed. Nov. 6, 7 to 9 p.m. at UUCA — Speaking Out Workshop (led by Diane Dorius). Register at
— Sat. Nov. 9, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the UU Church of Fairfax — Beyond White Fragility Workshop. Sign up here.
— Tues. Nov. 12, 7 to 9 p.m. at UUCA — Implicit Bias Workshop (led by Warren Wright). Register at
— Tues. Nov. 19, 7 to 9 p.m. at UUCA — Microagressions Workshop (led by Ann Ulmschneider). Register at
Keep learning.
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