In a tumultuous year, Virginians are taking a fresh look at how we recognize and reconcile our history. How should we understand monuments to individuals who fought for the Confederacy? Can we acknowledge the evils of slavery while recognizing the other contributions of those who participated in that terrible system? What is the right venue for that recognition, and who is deserving of honor in place names, and how should that honor be placed into context?
These questions take different forms throughout the Commonwealth. Our neighborhoods in Fairfax County recently decided to rename JEB Stuart High School from that of a Confederate general to Justice High School. Here in Arlington, Washington-Lee High School shares its names between the commanders of the Continental and Confederate armies. Should its name be changed too?
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
@Marymount University – Phelan Hall
2807 N. Glebe Road, Arlington VA 22207
7:00pm – Meet & Greet
7:20pm – Optional Dinner
8:00 pm – Program Begins