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Jan
8
Tue
2019
HBCU Digest After Dark Podcast @ HBCU Digest Podcast Network
Jan 8 all-day

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Check out the HBCU Digest Podcast. Author Wilma Jones discusses her latest book ‘My Halls Hill Family,’ and the value of HBCUs in the evolution of one black community in Northern Virginia.

CLICK HERE—>>> PODCAST

Jan
22
Tue
2019
Changing the Narrative on Race: 12 Years Old on Halls Hill in 1959 @ Arlington County Public Middle Schools
Jan 22 all-day
Changing the Narrative on Race: 12 Years Old on Halls Hill in 1959 @ Arlington County Public Middle Schools

Partnering with Arlington Humanities as a part of the Virginia Humanities grant from W.K. Kellogg Foundation, I am presenting a workshop to middle-school students.

The purpose of the workshops are to help the students understand what it was like to be an 12 year-old African American preteen during the time that the Commonwealth of Virginia was fighting the desegregation of public schools all across the state. The students will develop original songs and perform them at the upcoming Arlington Public School Black History Month event, Thursday, February 20, 2019 at W-L High School, using cigar box guitars they are constructing in their classes.

The workshops are private sessions. No public participation is allowed.

Tickets for the Black History Month Event are FREE. Register on Eventbrite.

 

 

 

Jan
23
Wed
2019
Interview: Choose to Be Curious with host Lynn Borton @ WERA 96.7 FM
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Interview  – WERA 96.7 FM

Choose to Be Curious, host Lynn Borton

Click —>>> HERE to listen to the interview.

Jan
24
Thu
2019
Changing the Narrative on Race: 12 Years Old on Halls Hill in 1959 @ Arlington County Public Middle Schools
Jan 24 all-day
Changing the Narrative on Race: 12 Years Old on Halls Hill in 1959 @ Arlington County Public Middle Schools

Partnering with Arlington Humanities as a part of the Virginia Humanities grant from W.K. Kellogg Foundation, I am presenting a workshop to middle-school students.

The purpose of the workshops are to help the students understand what it was like to be an 12 year-old African American preteen during the time that the Commonwealth of Virginia was fighting the desegregation of public schools all across the state. The students will develop original songs and perform them at the upcoming Arlington Public School Black History Month event, Thursday, February 20, 2019 at W-L High School, using cigar box guitars they are constructing in their classes.

The workshops are private sessions. No public participation is allowed.

Tickets for the Black History Month Event are FREE. Register on Eventbrite.

 

 

 

Jan
25
Fri
2019
Interview: Choose to Be Curious with host Lynn Borton @ WERA 96.7 FM
Jan 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Interview  – WERA 96.7 FM

Choose to Be Curious, host Lynn Borton

Click —>>> HERE to listen to the interview.

 

Jan
26
Sat
2019
Celebrating 100 Years of Service – Arlington County’s Fire Station 8 @ National Rural Electric Cooperative
Jan 26 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION FOR THE ARLINGTON COUNTY’s HALLS HILL FIRE STATION 8
presented by: JOHN M LANGSTON CITIZENS ASSOCIATION

SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 2019
FROM 2:00 TO 6:00 PM

Dear Participant:
Thank you for accepting our invitation to be a part of the Centennial Celebration for Arlington County’s Halls Hill Fire Station 8 taking place January 26, 2019, 2-6PM at National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). Our program will begin promptly at 3:00PM with a social hour occurring from 2-3PM, heavy hors d’ oeuvres will be served. We are looking forward to an enjoyable event.
Please familiarize yourself with the information provided below about the venue, contact information, parking, and other important details.

Venue – The NRECA is located at 4301 North Wilson Blvd, Arlington, Virginia 22203. The event will be held in Conference Rooms CC1-CC2.

Contact Information – A committee member/volunteer will meet you in the Lobby and escort you and/or party to the conference room. If you need to reach a committee member on the day of the event, please call Peggy Jones at 571-274-9305 for assistance.

Parking – Complimentary garage parking is available, entrance located on Taylor Street. Keep your original entrance ticket, a validation exit ticket will be provided by the Receptionist at the registration desk. Both tickets are necessary to exit the garage without payment, otherwise a $6.00 parking fee will be charged.

My Halls Hill Family: More Than a Neighborhood books will be for sale and signing during the networking session following the program.

Feb
1
Fri
2019
Changing the Narrative on Race: 12 Years Old on Halls Hill in 1959 @ Arlington County Public Middle Schools
Feb 1 all-day
Changing the Narrative on Race: 12 Years Old on Halls Hill in 1959 @ Arlington County Public Middle Schools

Partnering with Arlington Humanities as a part of the Virginia Humanities grant from W.K. Kellogg Foundation, I am presenting a workshop to middle-school students.

The purpose of the workshops are to help the students understand what it was like to be an 12 year-old African American preteen during the time that the Commonwealth of Virginia was fighting the desegregation of public schools all across the state. The students will develop original songs and perform them at the upcoming Arlington Public School Black History Month event, Thursday, February 20, 2019 at W-L High School, using cigar box guitars they are constructing in their classes.

The workshops are private sessions. No public participation is allowed.

Tickets for the Black History Month Event are FREE. Register on Eventbrite.

 

 

 

Feb
4
Mon
2019
Changing the Narrative on Race: 12 Years Old on Halls Hill in 1959 @ Arlington County Public Middle Schools
Feb 4 all-day
Changing the Narrative on Race: 12 Years Old on Halls Hill in 1959 @ Arlington County Public Middle Schools

Partnering with Arlington Humanities as a part of the Virginia Humanities grant from W.K. Kellogg Foundation, I am presenting a workshop to middle-school students.

The purpose of the workshops are to help the students understand what it was like to be an 12 year-old African American preteen during the time that the Commonwealth of Virginia was fighting the desegregation of public schools all across the state. The students will develop original songs and perform them at the upcoming Arlington Public School Black History Month event, Thursday, February 20, 2019 at W-L High School, using cigar box guitars they are constructing in their classes.

The workshops are private sessions. No public participation is allowed.

Tickets for the Black History Month Event are FREE. Register on Eventbrite.

 

 

 

APS Desegregation: A 60th Anniversary Tribute @ Stratford Middle School (Soon to be Dorothy Hamm Middle School)
Feb 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Arlington Public Schools: A 60th Anniversary Tribute

Honoring the Past, Envisioning the Future

Join the Arlington community to hear the story of integration from the students who experienced it, including my brother, Michael G. Jones. The Arlington County Board Chair, Christian Dorsey will speak about “moving forward” after this recognition and where we go next as a community.

My Halls Hill Family: More Than a Neighborhood books will be for sale from 6-6:30p prior to the program and again from 7:30-8p and books can be personally signed.

Hope to see you there!

 

Feb
20
Wed
2019
Arlington Public Schools Celebrates Black History Month @ Washington-Lee High School
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Discussing Arlington educating African Americans through history.

Arlington Public Schools Celebrates Black History Month

Arlington: Past, Present, and Future Excellence

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 – 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

W-L High School

1301 N. Stafford Street

Arlington, VA 22201