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Mason Young
Managing Vice President of Corporate Development for Capital One

Wednesday, Nov. 17, 7 p.m.

Free admission; preregistration is required. Register here.

Join us for some in-depth conversations with community leaders, ranging from business owners to athletes to politicians. The goal of the conversation series is to bring together accomplished individuals locally and nationally for discussions that get to the heart of intriguing topics and reflect McLean Community Center’s commitment to serving as a marketplace of ideas within the community. The conversation series will be hosted by MCC's Youth/Instructional Programs Manager Christian Hayes (co-host of WGN Podcast).

Mason Young is a member of the Corporate Development team at Capital One. The team is responsible for acquisitions, divestitures, partnerships and strategic growth initiatives across all of Capital One’s business lines. Find out more.


Guests in the McLean Community Center (MCC) conversation series events will be added and announced on an ongoing basis.


If you or someone you know would be interested in participating in the conversation series, please contact Christian Hayes at Christian.Hayes@fairfaxcounty.gov



Featuring members of the Rappahannock Tribe of Virginia
Wednesday, Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26 and Feb. 2, 7 p.m.
Free admission. Registration is required. Register here.

To make sure we hold on to and deepen the knowledge we gained during Native American Heritage Month in November, join us for an in-depth discussion group (via Zoom) on the history of indigenous Virginians using The Pocahontas Project Online Course as a guide. Each discussion will cover two sessions of this 10-session, online course and be co-facilitated by a Rappahannock Tribe Member as well as members of The Alden’s staff. The final session will be facilitated by The Pocahontas Project developers Chief Anne Richardson of the Rappahannock Tribe and Rick Tatnall.

The Pocahontas Project is a collaborative effort between the County of Gloucester Virginia, the Rappahannock Indian Tribe and Replenish Richmond that presents native Virginian history around the time of European contact through the lens of Pocahontas’s life and legacy. This course also discusses the history and culture of Virginia’s Native American Tribes, with special attention to the eight Virginia tribes that were aligned with paramount Chief Powhatan, father of Pocahontas.

To participate, you must register. You will receive free access to the 10-session course as well as links to all five discussion groups (which will be emailed out the day of the event). If you wish to attend a discussion group, you must register at least two hours before the start time, but we recommend much more time so that you can review the course materials in advance.