Upcoming November Ask Fairfax! Discussions
Nov. 12, 2010
Ask Fairfax!, the new popular online discussion forum, will feature three more topics this month:
Monday, Nov. 15: Hypothermia and Homelessness
Threats of severe temperatures and hunger — that’s what many children, women and men in our community may face again this winter. Have you ever wondered how you can help those who have no place to go? Learn more about how our community has prepared to help our most vulnerable neighbors. Chat with Dean Klein, director of the county's Office to Prevent and End Homelessness, and find out what you can do to help.
Tuesday, Nov. 16: Fairfax County Youth Survey
Did you know that many kids and teens in our community are dealing with dating violence and depression? Or that cyberbullying, drugs and alcohol also can be problems? Learn more about the behaviors, experiences and other factors that influence the health and well-being of our youth. Chat with Sophia Dutton, the county’s expert on the annual Youth Survey that looks at civic engagement, cyberbullying, teen dating violence, environmental stewardship, life skills and much more about Fairfax County's youth.
Tuesday, Nov. 30: Sheriff Stan Barry on the Secure Communities
The Sheriff’s Office has implemented a program called Secure Communities, administered by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), that identifies illegal immigrants who have committed serious crimes in Fairfax County. Join Sheriff Stan Barry in a discussion about how this program makes Fairfax County safer, without profiling or enforcing immigration laws.
You may submit questions now for all three topics. Our guests will answer as many questions as possible during the live one-hour session. Questions also can be submitted during the forum
Since Ask Fairfax! launched in early October as part of the new Fairfax County NewsWire, five discussions have been hosted: serial burglaries, flu, the county budget, distracted driving and bed bugs. Hundreds of questions have been submitted for the discussions.
Ask Fairfax! will continue to feature timely topics that affect our community so you can hear directly from our experts.