Author: Amanda Snead

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Faces of Falls Church: Sofiia Hordiiukis

Sofiia Hordiiukis a very proud Ukrainian who came to Falls Church 5 years ago. She has been at demonstrations in DC ever since the invasion began. Both her parents were working in the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in southeastern Ukraine the night it was occupied by Russian forces. When asked for a quote she simply said, “Please join us at the rallies and consider donating to americares.org”

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F.C. Civil Rights Icon Honored in D.C.

In the context of Black History Month last Saturday, the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) renamed its sports complex after the late Falls Church civil rights icon Dr. Edwin Bancroft “E.B” Henderson, also known as the “Grandfather of Black Basketball.” Henderson’s grandson, Edwin Henderson and his wife Nikki are currently prominent community activists in the City of Falls Church.

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Local Churches Welcome LGBTQ+ Individuals

Given its small size of 2.1 square miles, it’s no wonder that the Little City of Falls Church has fostered such a close knit community. While the “issue” of being “queer” (a generic reference to homosexual that is meant in a non-derogatory sense) has persisted in various churches for decades, local churches in the City have made it a mission to be more inclusive and open to people, regardless of who they are.