White Folks Facing Race: New Leadership Gives Me Hope

[This is part of my White Folks Facing Race series, originally written on May 8, 2020 to an email group created for community members in the Washington, DC area.]

Hi Friends!

Sorry for the delay this week. I just have two quick things to share in case you missed them, things that give me hope about where our local leadership is heading. Obviously, we need to see action supporting our hopes, but for the moment, I’m feeling optimistic and wanted to share that with you.

The Arlington Democrats endorsed Takis Karantonis for the special election for Arlington County Board.

Arlington Public Schools and the Arlington School Board named Dr. Francisco Duran as the new Superintendent.

Also, please remember that we have three more chats with School Board candidates coming up. Please RSVP at https://tinyurl.com/facingracechats to receive the Zoom link to attend.

Terron Sims

Sandy Munnell

Symone Walker

I hope you have a good weekend.

Emily
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