Week in Reston

Week in Reston

Forum on ‘Building Justice’ to be Held Sept. 27

A multi-faith community forum on "Building Justice Beyond Charity," to discuss new strategies to change society, will be held Thursday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. at the United Christian Parish, 11508 North Shore Drive, Reston.

A panel, moderated by Reston Interfaith CEO Kerrie Wilson, will feature Amanda Andere, director of FACETS; Marco Grimaldo, executive director of Virginia Interfaith Center; John Horejsi, director of SALT (Social Action Linking Together); and Kathleen O'Toole, organizer for VOICE (Virginians Organizing Civic Engagement).

Tables to register voters and to show the work of area non-profit organizations will open at 6:30 p.m.

The United Christian Parish is an ecumenical church uniting four denominations: United Methodist, Presbyterian Church (USA), United Church of Christ, and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). For more information, call the church office at 703-620-3065 or visit www.unitedchristianparish.org.

Mentors Needed, to Make a Difference

The Reston-Herndon Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) has mentor/tutor openings in its after-school program for girls in third through sixth grade. Consider joining and making a difference, Tuesday afternoons from 3 to 4:30 at Forest Edge Elementary School.

Fairfax County Schools background check required. Sessions begin Tuesday, Sept. 25. Contact Mary at 703-860-1071.

Project Counts Walkers and Bikers

How many people travel on bikes or on foot in Reston? That's the subject of an upcoming project to count bicyclists and pedestrians. You may see volunteers at intersections watching as cyclists and walkers pass by. The volunteers may also be documenting helmet usage.

This is part of a national, two-day project, The National Pedestrian and Bicycling Documentation Project, designed to develop a consistent model for data collection and provide ongoing data for planners, communities and biking and pedestrian professionals.

The Reston Association’s pedestrian and biking advisory committee is organizing the local event, which will take place for two hours in mornings and evenings on Tuesday, Sept. 11, Wednesday, Sept. 12 and Thursday, Sept. 13.

The National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project is a joint effort of Alta Planning & Design, The institute of Transportation Engineers and the Pedestrian and Bicycle Council. For more information, visit http://bikepeddocumentation.org/.