“No, violence is not the way. Hate is not the way. Bitterness is not the way. We must stand up with love in our hearts, with a lack of bitterness and yet a determination to protest courageously for justice and freedom in this land.”
On Monday, January 18 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, Abington Friends School will host a Virtual Event—Radical Love: King Day of Service & Social Justice Symposium. For many years we have brought the community together to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and this year we are continuing that tradition, virtually, during a critical time in our world. Please join us!
Register today! The day will begin with an opening program at 9 a.m., followed by various symposium sessions exploring social justice. Zoom links will be emailed to registrants on Sunday, January 17. The Upper School Community Service Council also has also coordinated a selection of options for service in honor of the MLK holiday.
Symposium Sessions Include:
- Radical Love: Moving from Ally to Accomplice – Mikael Yisrael
- The What, How and Why of Radical Love in Our Times – Sheila Pai
- The Universal Issue: The Intersections of Climate Change – Upper School Environmental Action & Justice Club
- Dear White Parents – Toni Vahlsing
- Let’s Talk About Relationships (Domestic Violence Prevention & Awareness for Adolescents) – Kate Ahern of Women’s Center of Montgomery County
- Transforming Lives to Soar Beyond Domestic Violence (for Adults) – Robin Jordan of Women’s Center of Montgomery County
- Talking to Kids about Race Using “I Am Every Good Thing” (for elementary-aged students and their families) – Andrea Emmons
- Caste Book Discussion – Rob Hewitt
- Exploring Radical Love Through Storytelling – Lauren Walton
- Conversation on Colorism – America Espinal & Ricardo McKenzie
- Best New Books by Diverse Authors — Toni Vahlsing
FAMILIES NEED YOUR DONATIONS!
- Gently Used Clothing (clean & folded) for Women’s Center of Montgomery County.
- Non-perishable food items for Jenkintown Food Cupboard
- Children’s books in good condition for BookSmiles
- Donations can be made at school drop-off and pick-up or on the weekends in the Lower School and Muller Auditorium vestibules at AFS through next week.