FEEN Friends Environmental Education Network
Keeping our eyes open and staying hopeful in the face of global climate concerns
Friends school educators have a special responsibility to include care for the environment in all aspects of school life in order to promote a sustainable future for all life. FEEN’s goals grow directly from fundamental Quaker beliefs and testimonies on peace and justice, simplicity, stewardship, and service.
Join with colleagues to for renewal and connection in doing this important work.
THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2020
|8:15||Registration and refreshments|
|9:00||Welcome, overview, and brief worship|
FEEN Mission Statement activity.
In what ways are sustainability issues still relevant?
|11:15||Supporting Student Activism|
Presentations and tour:
Outings and enjoying the Outdoor Environment of urban schools
Rain or Shine! Bring all-weather gear!
|6:15||Celebration of FEEN's 20th Year
Panel on Sustaining Sustainability Work
FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2020
|8:15||Arrival, continental breakfast, worship|
Sharing sessions - Bring curriculum, resources, books, media. . .
Possible topics include:
|10:45||Planning for the 2021 FEEN conference, volunteer clerks and hosts.|
Farewells (box lunch available by RSVP request)
Ingrid Lakey is a founder of and active volunteer with Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT), a grassroots organization working on a non-violent direct action campaign at the intersection of environmental, economic, and racial justice. Ten years ago, she gave up a career in public radio to follow her leading to be a climate justice activist. Ingrid has been a trainer and facilitator for 25 years, leading workshops on anti-racism, diversity, team-building, non-violent direct action, and conflict. She is a lifelong Quaker who was raised in a household where activism and spirituality were intertwined. She is a member of Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting.
Bethany Wiggin, founding director of the PPEH and an associate professor in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures. Her books and essays explore histories of migration, language, multilingualism, and cultural translation since the Columbian exchange across the Atlantic world, and her work has appeared in journals ranging from the PMLA to the journal Nature. At present, she is writing Utopia Found and Lost in Penn’s Woods, an exploration of the multiethnic worlds European settler colonists attempted to build in the Delaware Valley, sometimes in understanding with their Lenape neighbors, and the ways in which the ecological legacy of this historical chapter continue to reverberate into our present.
Monty Ogden is an English teacher at Friends' Central School in Wynnewood, PA where he co-teaches a climate justice and literature elective titled Everything Change: Love in the Anthropocene. He returned to Friends' Central in September after two years at the Monteverde Friends School in Costa Rica. He holds a BA in English from Amherst College and a M.S.Ed. from the University of Pennsylvania. Monty currently lives with his wife Christine in Mount Airy.
Dwight Dunston (aka Sterling Duns) is a West Philly-based hip-hop artist, musician, educator, and organizer. He holds a BA in English from Dickinson College and an MA in Poetry from the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England. Dwight serves as Coordinator of Equity and Justice Education at Friends Central School, where he also coaches track. He serves on the Board of Earth Quaker Action Team, a nonviolent direct action organization here in Philadelphia. As Sterling Duns, he is a founding member of the nine-piece hip-hop group, Hardwork Movement, and the musical duo, City Love. Dwight is a member of Merion Friends Meeting.
Dates, Rates & Details
March 5 - 6, 2020
Thursday (8:15am) - Friday (Noon)
Karen Cherubini, Germantown Friends School
Tom Rickards, William Penn Charter
$150 (includes program & meals)
Contact Friends Council for suggestions. Home stays may be an option!