February 2, 2018
Librarians as Social Justice Change Agents
Come together with other librarians in Friends schools to explore how you might best support teachers and students through these tumultuous times and actively serve as social justice change agents within your school.
February 15, 2018
Community Conversations - Part 2 - growing out of the screening of the film - "I'm Not Racist, Am I?"
Those connected with Friends education are invited to join with others in the northwestern suburbs of Philadelphia (Cheltenham, Abington, Jenkintown and beyond) to continue dialogue about racism in our society.
the end of a very successful inaugural "Community Conversation on Race" at Abington Friends School in December, one participant said, "We need to continue this--and make it even bigger."
We hope to spread the meetings around the community, so this one will take place at:
Uptown at the Piazza on the Square 309 Old York Rd. Jenkintown, PA 19046 (Enter from the Leedom Street Town Square side. The Uptown is in the same building as Marzano's Restaurant.)
We need your voices to make this conversation happen. So please come, and please invite someone to join you so we can "make it bigger."
March 2, 2018
Immigration/Immigration/Community Engagement – Service Learning Peer Network
When she was fourteen, Liliana Velásquez fled horrific violence and poverty in her native Guatemala and headed out alone on foot to the US in pursuit of sanctuary. Come hear Liliana's story and engage in conversation about what it means to be a sanctuary city, what role Friends school communities can support those who come to the U.S. in search of freedom and safety and how Friends school communities can find a balance between teaching advocacy for social justice without political partisanship.
April 12-13, 2018
Early Childhood Using Outdoor Play Space – Learning in Natural Areas