Area Roundups

Area Roundups

SALT to Hold Fall Advocacy Training Conference

Social Action Linking Together (SALT) will be sponsoring the annual SALT Fall Advocacy Training Conference on Saturday, Nov. 10, 9 – 11:30 a.m., at the Virginia International University (VIU), Conference Room (VD-301), 4401 Village Drive, Fairfax. John “Jack” Calhoun, President and CEO of Hope Matters and the author of “The Untold Story of How Faith Works in America” and “Policy Walking,” will be the keynote speaker. The topic of his presentation will be “Finding Hope and Joy in Broken Places: Keepin’ on Keepin on.” Virginia Del. Ken Plum will address “Diversity: There’s a lot of Uncommon Wealth in Virginia.” In addition, two of the nuns from Nuns on the Bus will provide an update regarding their recent Tax Justice Truth Tour. This event is free. All are welcome.

For more information: Contact John Horejsi at or visit the SALT web site at, Upcoming Events page.

The League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area to Hold Action Forum

The League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area will hold its annual General Meeting, in the form of an Action Forum, on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, 1-4 p.m. at the Sherwood Community Center, 3740 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. Collaborating organizations discuss their action priorities: American Association of University Women of Virginia (AAUW), American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia (ACLU), Fairfax County Council of PTAs (FCCPTA), the League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area, the League of Women Voters of Virginia (LWV-VA), Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, NAACP of Fairfax County, National Alliance on Mental Illness of Northern Virginia (NAMI), the National Korean American Service and Education Consortium, and OneVirginia2021.

Register at

The event is free and open to the public.

Food for Library Fines

During the month of November, residents are asked to bring non-perishable food items to their local libraries. In return, the library will waive $1 in fines people owe, for each item they bring in, with a maximum of $15 in reduced fines per person. Even if people don’t owe fines to their library, they’re encouraged to donate food. All food collected will go to Food for Others, a nonprofit food pantry helping people in need in Northern Virginia. All Fairfax County libraries are participating.