AFRICAN AMERICANS AND QUAKERS THEN AND NOW Vanessa Julye, guest presenter
February is Black History month and in recognition of that, we will be joined by Vanessa Julye. Vanessa is the co-author of Fit for Freedom, Not for Friendship, a highly acclaimed comprehensive history and critique of the relationship between Quakers and African Americans. She is currently coordinator of Friends General Conference’s Ministry on Racism. Vanessa will present some historical background and lead a discussion of past and current issues related to Quakers and African Americans.
By way of background, Vanessa asks participants to read Chapter 6 of her book ("African American membership in the Religious Society of Friends") and has provided another article for Friends who want to read more deeply. WHEN YOU RSVP TO ME THAT YOU PLAN TO ATTEND, I WILL SEND YOU A PDF OF EACH READING.
Please RSVP to me (John Gallery) so I know how many people for lunch, but also so that Vanessa has an idea of how many people will attend in order to help her organize the session. All are welcome, so please invite a F/friend.