7:30 PM19:30

Beyond Headlines: Getting to Know the Transgender Community


Beyond Headlines: Getting to Know the Transgender Community with Connie Rice

We all have a story, and our stories are enhanced when we are willing to listen to one another. Equality Virginia’s Transgender Advocacy Speakers Bureau presents one of their members to share their personal journey and experiences as a transgender person. Workshop involves an honest and casual Q&A segment.

Connie Rice is a Marine veteran, an avid cyclist, the parent of three sons, and a technical seller for a large computer company. She also happens to be transgender. She lives in Leesburg, VA and works with Equality Virginia to dispel myths about transgender people and to advocate for rights and fair treatment.

This event is free and open to the public

Please reserve your free ticket online here.

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1:00 PM13:00

Tech Support for Activists

Know someone who wants to be more involved but isn't comfortable with Facebook or the internet? Please spread the word! We are going to provide a quick "how to" on using the internet, Facebook, Twitter and anything else you want to know.

This is a "drop in as you can" meeting. We will also be starting a "text tree" for those less comfortable with the Internet! PM us if you have questions or know of someone to whom we could reach out.

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7:00 PM19:00

Where Are the Women in Virginia Politics?

Please RSVP here: http://bit.ly/2jxbMzW

Women are underrepresented in Virginia politics—and that needs to change. The Democratic Party of Virginia has an outreach group dedicated to addressing this issue: the Virginia Democratic Women's Caucus. Come learn about the Caucus and the state Party structure, hear the case for why direct participation in the Democratic Party is critical for a Democratic woman considering a run for public office (and her supporters), and share your ideas for improving outreach to Democratic women voters.

TWW will host an open discussion with Jill Caiazzo, the representative to the Board of the Democratic Women's Caucus for the 8th Congressional District (which includes Alexandria City, Arlington County, Falls Church City, and portions of the Fairfax Districts of Dranesville, Lee, Mason, Providence, and Mount Vernon).

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1:30 PM13:30

"Connect the Dots" Wine and Bonding at 8 Chains

Feeling isolated? News got you down? Live in a corner of Loudoun where you feel like the lone blue dot in a sea of red? Come "connect the blue dots" with us! This is just for fun.

Join us for a glass (or two) of wine and conversation with like minded people 8 Chains North Winery. Meet your new Facebook friends in person and help us welcome new members and recent Loudoun transplants! Hope to see you there!

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10:00 AM10:00

Think Pink at Finch

Yesterday, the owner of Finch Knitting + Sewing Studio in Leesburg, VA, was accused of being openly hostile towards her patrons who voted for President Trump and being an anti-election establishment. These accusations are untrue. Finch is a place for EVERYONE, regardless of who they voted for.

If you are able, come "Think Pink" at Finch this Saturday to show your support at this lovely LYS. And yes, they have pink yarn! Come for a couple of hours or stay the entire time, their knit lounge is a cozy space to work on your projects.

Remember how we said to hang on to your hats? Wear them to this. Wear them to any place in your community that is going through something similar. Be vigilant, be ready. Stand up and show up, your pussyhat hat symbolizes that.

All are welcome to this event!

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7:30 PM19:30

Great Decisions 2017 Discussion Group

Great Decisions 2017 Discussion Group led by Foreign Policy Experts Ed O'Donnell and Larry Roeder

Join America's largest discussion program on world affairs. Materials available at the Information Desk after January 2.

1/26/2017 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Gum Spring Library Meeting Room B - Gum Spring
Event Type(s): Books/Authors
Age Group(s): Adult

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9:00 AM09:00

Women's March Sign n' Sew Party

Let's get ready for the Women's March! Mark your calendars for this event so we can get together and get psyched for the March! This will be an all day open house event. We will be making suffragette style sashes and signs to wear and carry during the March. A sign up genius for potluck dishes et all, fabric, ribbons, sewing expertise and sign making materials will go up shortly. We have several sewing machines already donated. Because this event is being held at a private residence the address will be emailed, so if you aren't already on our Together Loudoun newsletter mailing list fill out the contact form at the bottom of the page. We look forward to getting ready with you!

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6:10 PM18:10

LoCo School Board LGTBQ Protective Status Meeting

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When: On January 10, 2017 6:00 PM Regular School Board Meeting

Where: Administration building 21000 Education Court Ashburn VA 20148

What: Asking to have LGBTQ added to protected status groups in Loudoun County School Policy

Read more on this page of our website.

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6:30 PM18:30

Loudoun County Democrats Monthly Meeting

The Loudoun County Democrats are having their monthly meeting and have extended an invitation to Together We Will Loudoun members to come learn more about the Democratic Party in 2017. They have several important speakers who will give a brief introduction to their cause and open the floor after each for a short question/answer session.

When: Thursday January 5, 2017
Networking/refreshments at 6:30pm; meeting at 7:00pm.
Members, prospective members and guests welcome.

Where: Leesburg Fire House
215 Loudoun Street Southwest
Leesburg, VA 20175

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7:00 PM19:00

LCPS SEAC Meeting on Inclusive Practices

The Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, December 7th, in Room 100 of the LCPS Administrative Offices, 21000 Education Court, Ashburn 20148.

Representatives from J. Michael Lunsford Middle School’s Bridges program, Stone Bridge High School’s BUDS program and John Champe High School’s Best Buddies program will be present for a panel discussion on inclusive practices.

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