Please note: The PYM Calendar is for all events in the PYM region under the care of any Quaker meeting, organization, school, committee, collaborative, or other group. Events hosted by individuals are not permitted.
Due to inclement weather on January 8, we will be re-screening the documentary, The Doctrine of Discovery: Unmasking the Domination Code, which reveals the origins of our nation’s laws and institutions in the Christian Doctrine of Discovery, and the devastating consequences of the domination code that gave “Christian” sanction to seizing territory and enslaving and subduing non-Christian humans.
In this lecture, Nancy V. Webster will present the culture of the Lenape Indians prior to the arrival of Europeans and the history of early interactions with Europeans, including Quakers.
Nancy is the curator of the Friends Historical Association, a member of Swarthmore Meeting, and a 14th generation Friend born and living in Lenapehoking.
Join Paula Tarnapol Whitacre as she speaks about her research and writing of her recent biography of Julia Wilbur, a Quaker abolitionist who in 1862 moved from the hotbed of Northern abolitionism in Rochester, NY, to Alexandria, VA, at the very edge of the Civil War to help African American refugees from enslavement and wounded Union soldiers. Copies of “A Civil Life in an Uncivil Time: Julia Wilbur’s Struggle for Purpose” will be available for sale and signing after the talk.
Thomas Hamm, a leading expert on the history of Quakers in America, will give a talk on the Hicksite-Orthodox schism, which divided Friends’ Meetings across the United States and continued from the early 1800s to the mid-1900s. Professor Hamm teaches history at Earlham College, is curator of their Quaker Collection, and is a Pendle Hill board member.