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Kennett Meeting hosts Amnesty International Write for Rights 12/3

Write A Letter. Change A Life.

You can help change the lives of this year’s 10 cases by writing letters. When combined with millions of others, your letters help convince government officials to free prisoners of conscience, support human rights defenders, and end other urgent cases of abuse. Together, we can change lives and change our world.

A light lunch and all letter writing materials will be provided. Donations are welcome to cover the cost of postage. Learn about this year’s cases and previous success stories here on the Amnesty International USA website: https://write.amnestyusa.org/.

Write for Rights 2017 is happening on Sunday, December 3, 12-2pm at Kennett Friends Meeting. Learn more here: https://www.facebook.com/events/803148973200660/.

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Quarterly Meeting – January 15

Time to Wake Up & Stand Up
Fighting for Social Justice in the 21st Century

“In the end we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

Featured Speaker: Jerry Franklin Poe

Jerry Franklin Poe Jr. is the Vice President of the Martin Luther King Jr. CommUNITY of Greater Kennett Square and an active member of the MLK Advocates. He has been a leader in the struggle for social justice for many years. Jerry believes in confronting injustice by speaking the truth in love.
Jerry will speak to us about the MLK CommUNITY of GKA’s function in Southern Chester County. Their work and mission are directly aligned with Friends’ testimonies of community, equality and peace, and many Friends in our Quarter have been (and continue to be) involved.

Schedule:
9:00 – 9:25 – Registration and coffee
9:30 – 10:30 – Worship
10:45 – 11:45 – Program: Time to Wake Up & Stand Up
12:00 – 1:00 – Lunch
1:00 –  3.:00  – WQM Business Meeting

After a few minutes of shared Worship the children will enjoy their own program centered in our community & equality testimonies.

Childcare for the very young can also be available. Contact: youth@westernquarterquakers.org

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Conversations on Race

In October we will hear from members of Delaware’s Coalition to Dismantle the New Jim Crow, a grass-roots organization committed to social justice for all. Join us on Tuesday, Oct 25 at 7 pm at Kennett Friends Meeting.

Conversations on Race are just that — an opportunity to listen, share, and learn about what “racism” is an looks like in our society these days. Each meeting begins with a short presentation, followed by discussions in small groups, which give us the chance to listen and know each other better. Talks usually begin at 7 pm, and are hosted in location near town, such as Kennett Meeting House, La Comunidad Hispana, and Church of the Open Door.

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Peace Week Events- Delaware

Peace Week DelawareOrganization of Peace Week Delaware began in February 2016.  Since then, Delaware’s Movement for a Culture of Peace (MCP) has partnered with dozens of organizations and individuals across the First State to present a week-long series of events running from September 18 – 25.

All are welcome to attend and support these activities – regardless of where you live!

Click here for the full list of the week’s events: Full Schedule

Interested in what’s happening in PA? Follow these links to learn about Peace Day Philly, and see the week’s schedule of events.

 

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International Day of Peace – Events in Philadelphia

Peace Day Philly promotes and collaborates on programming related to personal, local and/or global peace, on and around the United Nations International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”), SEPTEMBER 21. Peace Day Philly’s focus is on building positive peace and creating the conditions for peace, unity and justice through diverse and collaborative activities such as: dialogue, skill and resiliency-building, creativity, mindfulness and citizenship.

To see a list of events for the week, click here (full schedule).
To find out what is happening in Delaware, click here (full schedule).

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Interfaith Drone Network Regional Conferences in Lansdale, PA

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Empty Bowls Event – Fight Hunger on 2/25

5th Annual Empty Bowls Event

The Empty Bowls Event is designed to raise awareness of hunger and food insecurity in our community while raising funds to support the Kennett Food Cupboard.  A simple meal of soup is served.  Attendees learn about services available through KACS, enjoy a silent auction, and receive a handmade bowl as a reminder of the families in need living in our community.

Attendees can come for lunch (11:30 – 1:30pm) or dinner (6:00 to 8:30pm). This year’s event is held at the Red Clay Room, 423 Dalmatian Street, Kennett Square, PA. 

Tickets are $25.  Sponsor tickets are also available. To buy tickets online, visit here: http://www.kacsonline.net/empty-bowls/ or call 610-925-3556

Proceeds will help KACS eliminate hunger in our community, assisting the growing number of families that need support.  The Kennett Food Cupboard currently provides nutritional food to over 1,200 individuals each month.

Event site: https://www.kacsonline.net/2016-empty-bowls/

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Amnesty International – Write for Rights, at Kennett MM 12/6

 

Write A Letter and Change A Life during our Sixth Annual Write for Rights Event, the largest grassroots human rights event in the world, sponsored by Amnesty International USA.

Your hand-written letters, combined with hundreds of thousands of others from around the world, can and WILL change the lives of this year’s 12 cases. This event is free with a light lunch and snacks. All materials are provided. Donations are most welcome to cover the costs of international and domestic stamps. For more information and/or rsvp, please visit:www.AmnestyUSA.org. Locally you can contact Holly Tyson at guerillacomposter@gmail.com

Come and bring a friend!

 

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Meetings Converge for Quarterly Meeting, April 19

Today is our opportunity to Gather as Friends, who even in our differences seek the same Spirit. The topic for this gathering is: 

Living into Friends’ Testimonies — how a small group of Quakers made a big difference recently, and how we can do the same.

West Grove MM invites Friends from throughout the Quarter to join them for Worship at 10 am, followed by a discussion on Living our Friends’ Testimonies, led by Gail Newbold. Gail is one of the founders of EQAT (Earth Quaker Action Team), a small group of Friends who felt led to respond to uphold the testimony on stewardship of the environment, and channeled their leading through social activism that has produced real results. We gather to celebrate this success, as well as learn ways – small and large – we can also “walk the walk”, living our testimonies as Friends.  

A simple meal of soup will be provided, but Friends are invited (and encouraged!) to bring a side or dessert to share.

The Children’s Program will begin with Worship and end when lunch is served.

Meeting for Worship with attention to Western Quarter’s business will follow lunch, at 1 pm.

Schedule:
9:30 am     Coffee & tea 
10 am         Meeting for Worship — Children’s program starts
11 am         Discussion
12:15          Lunch (children join their families)
1 pm          Meeting for Business  — see Agenda here  Draft minutes from last meeting here
 
Click here for pdf of event flyer
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