Racial Justice Walks

In April and May of 2021 we will gather in three neighborhoods: Halls Hill, Columbia Pike and Green Valley to learn, reflect, and walk together. These walks will be an embodied exploration of the past and present racial history in Arlington.  We will focus on housing practices.


Each walk will be offered twice, on Sundays from 1-2 pm and Tuesdays from 11:15 am-12:15 pm. 

Each walk will begin with light stretching and prayer and will be a maximum of two miles.  Walk at your own pace. 


Rev. Blair and Rev. Alice are hosting the walks.  Meet up locations in the eblast the week prior or email Alice.  The VOICE community and Arlington community is invited to these walks! 


RSVP so we know if you are coming at the links below.

We will send you the meeting location and route a few days beforehand. 

HALLS HILL WALKS:

Sunday April 25 1:00 pm Halls Hill (led by Blair)

Tuesday April 27 11:15 am Halls Hill (led by Alice)

GREEN VALLEY WALKS:

Sunday May 2 1:00 pm Green Valley (led by Aice)

Tuesday May 4 11:15 am Green Valley (led by Blair)

We will meet by the history walk placards facing the sports fields adjacent to the parking lot at Dr. Charles R. Drew Elementary School, 3500 23rd St S.  For the Sunday walk, you can park in the school parking lot; on Tuesday you will need to park on the street. You can also bike, perhaps taking the W&OD trail! 

COLUMBIA PIKE WALKS (Meet in the garden at Arlington Presbyterian Church)

Sunday May 23 1:00 pm Columbia Pike (led by Blair/ Alice and Rev.Ashley Goff)

Tuesday May 25 11:15 Columbia Pike (led by Alice)

ANti-racism at clarendon

We host ongoing small groups to help us recognize how to dismantle racism in our own lives and communities:

  • Youth and Parent Anti-Racism Group; email Pastor Alice for more information. 
  • Anti-Racist book club; email Rev. Blair for more information. 
  • Racial Justice Write-Ins once a month after worship to help us learn more about justice issues, sign petitions, and take action. 
  • Ongoing sermons and liturgy aimed at a more anti-racist worship experience.

ANTI-RACISM in the COMMUNITY

Our community engagement centers around partnering with organizations working to dismantle racism and its effects in our community. This includes:

  • Organizing with VOICE to address housing practices that disproportionately impact our neighbors of color in Arlington
  • Partnering and worshiping with IMPACTO LGBT

Anti-Racism Media

We endeavor to be a church community seeking racial justice.  

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