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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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Speaking from the Heart: The Real Work of Undoing Racism from the Inside

After nearly two years of discussion and planning, the Western Quarterly Meeting-sponsored workshop addressing racism was finally held on Saturday, September 16. This workshop was designed with our membership in mind – a predominately white, middle-class, social-justice minded demographic. Nearly 30 people expressed interest in the workshop, and in the end we were close to capacity […]

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Conversations on Race

Conversations on Race – March 28, 7 pm 

Western Quarterly Meeting has been peripherally involved in the planning and hosting of this monthly conversation (4th Tuesdays at 7pm), which currently meets at Kennett Friends Meeting House (in the Worship Room). In March Iram Shaukat, of the Islamic Society of Delaware and the Delaware Civil Rights Coalition will share perspective on “Muslim Families in America”. Followed by small group discussions. All encouraged to participate.

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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.

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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