Following on our April 22 ‘Let’s Talk About Deep Delta Justice’ session, Moorestown Friends Meeting’s Anti-Racism Committee welcomes our member Matthew van Meter to continue the conversation of his compelling book, the historic Supreme Court case Duncan v. Louisiana, and its implications for anti-racism efforts today. The book is available through Pendle Hill and numerous other outlets. Click here to join the discussion, or phone 646-558-8656 and use meeting ID 815 8781 6369.
Join Moorestown Friends Meeting’s Anti-Racism Committee as we read and discuss our member Matthew van Meter’s book about life, politics and civil rights in the 1960s – and the landmark civil rights decision of Duncan v. Louisiana. Matthew, a journalist and activist (Shakespeare in Prison), did extensive research to create an account of “how grassroots heroism can topple even one of segregation’s most fearsome tyrants.” The book is available through Pendle Hill and numerous other outlets. Click here to join the discussion, or phone 646-558-8656 and use meeting ID 873 3565 8140. And save the date: Matthew joins us Thursday, May 13, at 7:30pm, to discuss his work.
Join Moorestown Friends Meeting’s Anti-Racism Committee for a conversation with Quinton Law and Harry Lewis, leaders of Moorestown Alumni for Racial Equity & Inclusion (MAREI). MAREI formed in the aftermath of a teach-in on racism in Moorestown schools held last spring. (That teach-in was organized by a group that included two young Quakers.) MAREI developed a detailed Call to Action recommending specific steps schools can take to promote equity and inclusion, and are working with the board of education, New Jersey Legislature and others to implement meaningful action. Click here to join the discussion, or phone 646-558-8656 and use meeting ID 815 8781 6369.
Moorestown Friends Meeting’s Anti-Racism Committee welcomes you to read and discuss this essay by Reginald Dwayne Betts, a poet, lawyer and ex-convict whose mother survived a violent crime, and worked to put her attacker in prison. Betts brings an important, multi-layered and eloquent perspective to questions of crime, punishment and race in America today. Click here to join the conversation, or phone 646-558-8656 and use meeting #873 3565 8140.
Quaker Voluntary Service invites you to a special QVS Alumni Panel on March 7th from 4-5:30pm. The panel will feature four young adults who served in QVS and currently live and work in the Philadelphia area. Panelists will share about the transformational experience of QVS, and how they are engaged in spiritually-grounded service and community today. Alumni panelists include:
- Olivia Chalkley, 2017-2018 Atlanta
- Paloma Collazo-Vargas, 2019-2020 Philadelphia
- Andrew Huff, 2015-2016 Boston
- Maire Moriarty, 2013-2014 Philadelphia
QVS has five program cities including Atlanta, Boston, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Philadelphia, and Portland, OR. Each year, over 30 young adult Fellows spend a year serving with various social justice organizations, experiencing the Quaker Way, and living in community. Today, many Alumni play key leadership roles in Quaker meetings and organizations and work in settings which contribute to the healing of the world. These young adults infuse our Religious Society and the wider world with life and vision.
This event is free and open to the public. RSVP at quakervoluntaryservice.org/events.
Today I was on campus at the Quaker Senior Community called the Hickman (West Chester, PA). This note is to share how uplifting & motivating it was to see the children from W.C. Friends School (our neighbor), leading our staff and residents into intergenerational Witness for Climate on the street today. I’d love to see photos of other Friends participating in this Global Movement today and in the coming week!