For Friends School Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary member schools.
The fall gathering will feature a presentation by A Long Talk.
Have an anti-racism activation experience.
We will spend part of our time together working with facilitators Kamal Carter and Kyle Williams from A Long Talk (https://alongtalk.com), and the Friends Council Board of Directors. Bryan Garman introduced Toni and me to Kamal and Kyle with the enthusiastic endorsement that he and his Sidwell colleagues consider their work with A Long Talk to be amongst the best diversity, equity,inclusion, and belonging work they have ever done.
In order to participate, A Long Talk requires you do the homework assignment and attend both sessions.
- The homework is required for attendance [Once you register/rsvp you will receive a link to begin]
- Sunday, October 22 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm EST [Zoom]
- Thursday, October 26 from 10 am to 12 pm [Friends Center]
We realize that this is an unusual schedule for our Heads Gathering, but we believe working with A Long Talk and the Friends Council will be catalytic and inform Friends Council's work with schools over the next few years.
The gathering for new heads is still "on" and will be immediately prior to our Long Talk sessions. We are working out some logistics for this and will provide more information asap.
In the afternoon of the 26th, we will have ample time for affinity groups in all of their configurations, as well as opportunities to share a meal or two.
We hope that you all find this plan compelling and will plan accordingly for our board meeting and our work with A Long Talk.
DATES & DETAILS
October 22 & 26-27,2023
Oct 22 - Sun 6-8pm
Oct 26-27 - Thu 10am Fri 12noon
1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia
$180 per person
[includes program & meals]
Limited financial assistance is available.
Hotel Deadline: Sept 25, 2023
Program Details, rates, and an agenda to come.
Due to a major convention in Center City Philadelphia during our Heads gathering, the hotel rates are at a premium. We were able to secure a block of rooms at a decent rate just minutes from Friends Center. Please book your hotel ASAP! [Below]