Christian Dorsey, Chair of the Arlington County Board, will be speaking about racial equity at Rock Spring Congregational United Church of Christ, 5010 Little Falls Road, at 7:00 p.m. Monday, October 7.
Central to Dorsey’s campaign for the County Board was a commitment to press for “equity” across the county and across subject areas – from transportation to housing to economic development. Of this challenge, Dorsey says, “By many measures, Arlington is a successful community. Yet disparities exist and all Arlingtonians do not have access to opportunities and community conditions needed to reach their full potential and experience optimal well-being. Communities across this nation are recognizing that instituting equity-based policies locally will not only help ensure the long-term sustainability of individual communities, but help drive the larger systemic change needed to ensure the sustainability of our nation.”
Christian Dorsey was elected to the Board in 2015 and is serving as Chair in 2019. He represents Northern Virginia jurisdictions as a principal member on the board of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) where he serves as Chair of the Finance and Budget committee. Mr. Dorsey also serves as one of three Arlington commissioners on The Northern Virginia Transportation Commission (NVTC).
About Rock Spring: Rock Spring is a progressive Christian community–welcoming, compassionate, and joyful. We love and care for one another. We strive to discern God’s still-speaking voice through worship, study, fellowship, and service. We work for peace and social, economic, and ecological justice. We seek a greater understanding of others, and thus ourselves, recognizing that all persons are members of our one human family. Our community prepares and sustains us as we work together to bring about the world that we believe God intends. Learn more: rockspringucc.org