Join Moorestown F/friends for a free-ranging conversation about race and racism. Share stories, experiences (recent or distant), questions, concerns, recommendations – whatever comes up is welcome. We’ll be on Zoom together on third Thursdays; including February 16, at 7:30pm, for these monthly ‘rap sessions. Join us at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81587816369, or using meeting ID 815 8781 6369.
Let’s Talk with Local Activist Shevone Torres
Let’s Talk with Local Activist Shevone Torres, an anti-racist and community-builder based in Maple Shade, founder of Imperfect Village, and a prominent voice in BLM NJ. Shevone inherited activism; her grandmother was involved in the groundbreaking Mount Laurel Fair Housing court cases. Today, Shevone works on a variety of efforts, and she’ll share some of her ideas and experiences with F/friends on Thursday 2 March at 7:30pm. Shevone will speak specifically to work she’s doing – and we can join – to ensure New Jersey continually improves the safety, equity and effectiveness of its policing, justice and carceral systems. We’ll be on Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81587816369, or use meeting ID 815 8781 6369.
Let’s Talk About One White Man’s Witness
In 2020, traditional country music artist Tyler Childers released an album of Appalachian fiddle tunes and one original song supporting those protesting the deaths of George Floyd and others. Join Moorestown Friends Meeting’s Anti-Racism Committee, watch a couple of short videos together, and discuss what they suggest about whether and how “white” equals “normal” in America today. To preview the videos, see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_I3Rp1CQak and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQ3_AJ5Ysx0.
AFSC Seeks Corporation/Board Clerk – Call for Nominations!
The American Friends Service Committee is seeking a new presiding clerk of the Corporation and the Board of Directors to begin service in April 2023 on approval of the AFSC Corporation. We are asking everyone in the Quaker and AFSC communities to help identify potential nominees who can serve in this important leadership role in AFSC during a challenging and exciting period in the organization’s history.
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Interfaith Witness to End Gun Violence
Quakers & the 09/2019 Global Climate Strike
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!