Fighting Bullying, Martin Luther King, Jr Day, Green Workshops, and More: This Week’s Latest ACTion

  • Virginia State Dels. Adam Ebbin and David Englin have introduced anti-bullying bills that would make bullying in school a crime, and give schools more tools to protect victims of bullying. According to Ebbin, “No student in Virginia should be afraid to attend school.” However, opponents argue that bullying is a matter that should be handled by parents or school administrators. What do you think? You can watch WTVR’s video coverage of the anti-bullying legislation here.
  • On Saturday February 5th, the first of six workshops focusing on how Alexandria’s citizens can make the City even more eco-friendly, will be held at City Hall. If interested in attending, please RSVP by e-mail to Erica.Bannerman@alexandriava.gov. For info on the workshop series, visit http://alexandriava.gov/Eco-City.
  • On a similar note, check out Councilman Krupicka’s latest blog entry detailing The City’s top ten “environmental accomplishments” in 2010!
  • This Saturday, the City of Alexandria hosts the 38th Annual Citywide Tribute to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The tribute will begin at 7:30 PM at Shiloh Baptist Church. The Mayor is expected to attend, along with guest speaker Rev. Donald R. Kelly. For details, visit the Church’s website. For a full list of City events, visit the Recreation Parks & Cultural Activities calendar of events,
  • Are you a Civil War buff? Alexandria will host a number of events this year to commemorate the the 150th anniversary.  First on the calendar is a Civil War Ball at Gadsby’s Tavern on January 29th from 8 to 11 PM.  All guests will be expected to wear period attire.  To learn more, read Rachel’s Washington, DC Blog.

About Kevin Dauray
Born in Alexandria, Virginia. I attended George Mason University, graduating in 2004 with a Creative Writing degree. In January 2008, I enrolled in the Radio Announcing curriculum at the Columbia School of Broadcasting. At present, I am a CSB graduate and former WBIG 100.3 intern, working as a writer for the non-profit foundation Act for Alexandria. According to friends and family, my brain is a music encyclopedia!

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