The Fairfax County Public Library supports the statements from the American Library Association (ALA), the Public Library Association, and the Black Caucus of ALA in replacing violence and fear with inclusiveness and enlightenment; we support an end to racism towards all people of color.
Your library is committed to the County’s One Fairfax policy of social and racial equity. We provide materials, create community programs, and have spaces that are open and welcoming to all.
- One Fairfax policy of social and racial equity.
- Understand and Dismantle Racial Injustice
- Dr. Eddie Moore’s 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge
- Talking About Race (from National Museum of African American History and Culture)
- Talking to Young Children About Race
- Beautiful Me! Celebrating Children of Color (parent resource)
- Resources for Teens
- How Much Racism Do You Face Every Day? [New York Times Quiz]
- Voices Remembering Slavery: Freed People Tell Their Stories [Library of Congress Audio]
- Institutionalized Racism: A Syllabus [JSTOR Daily]
August 10 & 12, 2020
Beyond 1619 Seminars
This virtual 2-part seminar provides high school juniors and seniors with a formal setting to discuss their concerns around discrimination, racism and equity. Watch the videos online.
Reimagining America: Discussions on Race, Justice and Social Protest
This virtual 3-part series seeks to strengthen viewers' ability to better understand the Black experience and encourage thinking critically about the national and international events and struggles for social justice. Click on program titles to watch each recorded event.
June 15, Part 1 (watch the video): History Taught Us: Exploring Yesterday’s Impact on Today
June 17, Part 2 (watch the video): “Why All the Protests?” Having ‘The Talk’ about Race and Racism
June 19, Part 3 (watch the video): “If You Protest You May Die, If You Don’t Protest You May Die" A Generation-Z Perspective on Political Engagement