Calendar

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

Feb
23
Sat
2019
27th Annual Feel the Heritage Festival Exhibit @ Charles Drew Community Center
Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
27th Annual Feel the Heritage Festival
Exhibit, book sales and signing
Charles Drew Community Center
Feb
28
Thu
2019
Michelle Obama’s “Becoming” Book Talk @ Southern Regional Technology and Recreation Complex
Feb 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join the community for the “Becoming” Book Talk at the Maryland National Park and Planning Commission’s Prince George’s County Southern Regional Technology and Recreation Complex on 2/28/19 from 6:30-8:30 pm.  I will moderate the event. I know we’ll have an exciting and engaging evening discussion of our #FLOTUSForever’s new book!

M-NCPPC
Prince George’s Department of Parks and Recreation
Southern Regional Technology and Recreation Complex
7007 Bock Road
Ft. Washington, MD 20744

Mar
30
Sat
2019
2019 UJAMAA Book Festival @ Hilton Mark Center Hotel
Mar 30 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
2019 UJAMAA Book Festival
Hilton Mark Center Hotel
Apr
11
Thu
2019
Arlington Historical Society Keynote Presentation @ Marymount University Reinsch Library Auditorium
Apr 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Arlington Historical Society
Keynote Presentation
Marymount University Reinsch Library Auditorium
Sep
17
Tue
2019
Housing Happy Hour with the Alliance for Housing Solutions @ Alliance for Housing Solutions
Sep 17 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Housing Happy Hour with the Alliance for Housing Solutions @ Alliance for Housing Solutions

Join us for (free!) drinks, networking, and a conversation with author Wilma Jones. Her book, “My Halls Hill Family: More than a Neighborhood,” tells the story of a historically African-American community that dates back to 1850 when Bazil Hall purchased 327 acres of land for a plantation.

This event is open to anyone who is curious about affordable housing and the history of Arlington.

RSVPs are not required but will help us plan. Send an email with your name and those of any guests you plan to bring to ahstaff@allianceforhousingsolutions.org.

Oct
2
Wed
2019
Halls Hill Stories: Challenging Racism Continued @ Calloway Methodist Church
Oct 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Halls Hill Stories: Challenging Racism Continued @ Calloway Methodist Church

Challenging Racism: Continued welcomes you to an evening of local history and stories with Wilma Jones, author of My Halls Hill Family: More Than a Neighborhood.

Part memoir, part historic chronicle, Jones’ multi-generational narrative, My Halls Hill Family, begins in the mid-1800s and sketches modern drama in an evocative, personal statement on segregation and life-long community ties.

The historic Hall’s Hill neighborhood is full of stories and history. You might have heard of the Hall’s Hill Wall, come learn more about the history and community behind it.

Hall’s Hill Stories
Challenging Racism: Continued
Wednesday, October 2, 2019

6:30 – 7:00 pm  Gathering and Refreshments
7:00 – 8:30 pm  Interview and Q&A

The discussion will be held in the historic Calloway United Methodist Church.