In celebration of Black History Month, Fairfax County, in partnership with Cox Communications, proudly presents the first virtual Black History Program, taking place on Friday, Feb. 19 at 7-8:00 p.m.
Explore black history in Fairfax County and honor black perseverance and resiliency through speakers and entertainment. Tilly Blanding, retired Fairfax County social worker, will emcee the event, which will also feature:
- Jeff McKay, Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors
- Bryan Hill, Fairfax County Executive
- Gloria Addo-Ayensu, MD, Director of Health for Fairfax County
- Lynnette Clark, Field Operations Director, Cox Communications
- Professor Mark Hopson, Director of African and African American Studies at George Mason University
- Dumi RIGHT, hip-hop artist
- Musical selections from the Hamilton Boys, Amber Iman, and more
The program can be viewed on Channel 16 or via live stream at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/cableconsumer/channel-16/live-video-stream. After Feb. 19, the event can be viewed on demand.
For more information about black perseverance and resiliency, visit A Safe Space to Dig Deep.
This page highlights five events held throughout 2020 that provided opportunities to dig deeper into conversations that address the conditions of COVID-19, inequity, racism, trauma, stigma and other factors that significantly impact the well-being of our African American/Black community.
These virtual community events also provided an opportunity to discuss what we can do, individually and collectively, to bring about meaningful and long overdue change to improve outcomes in the lives of our Black community.