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Oct. 28, 2020 -- Community Conversation #3


6:30-7:30 p.m.

Community Conversation #3

Chris Harris '92, President - Alexandria NAACP
Sindy Benavides '00, CEO - League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)

Margaret Lorber, School Board
TBA, Student

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  • What does a name mean? (Can a name promote pride? Trigger harmful memories?)
  •  Which of your personal beliefs is weighing most heavily as you contemplate the decision to change or to not change the names of the two schools currently being considered?
  • What is the most important community value that should be considered when deciding to change or not change the name of a school?
  • Renaming schools is one way of reckoning with Alexandria's history. What additional actions or alternative ways should ACPS consider to achieve this?