EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S NOTE
Is it January 13, 2021? Or more like December 44, 2020? It’s sometimes hard to tell. (Credit for this idea goes to our staff member Teneshia Washington!)
Personally, whenever I see a raptor, I take that as a good omen. On Jan. 11, a juvenile Cooper’s hawk paused with its lunch on the wall by the front entrance to Friends Center. So I’ve decided to take this as an auspicious sign for the year ahead! (Fun fact: One definition of “auspices” is “observation by an augur especially of the flight and feeding of birds to discover omens,” according to Merriam-Webster.)
Wishing you all the best in 2021,
– Chris Mohr, Executive Director
AROUND FRIENDS CENTER
CLOSED Mon. January 18
In celebration of MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY!
We are monitoring the anti-democracy protests being announced in the days leading up to and including Jan. 20, when President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris are sworn in. As of now, state and national capitol buildings appear to be the focus. The situation is fluid and uncertain.
If the local situation in Center City warrants it, we will reduce hours or close altogether.
We will announce any changes by email and social media.
EQUITY PARTNER NEWS
PYM Community Playdates are for Children up through 5th Grade and their Family.
Our January 16 Community Playdate (10:00 am) is a “Meeting for Feelings.” Learn More Here
Year in review: How you helped us Defund Hate in 2020
On a Facebook Live event in January 2021, AFSC’s Tori Bateman, Benjamin Prado, and Fabiola Davila talked about the need to stop abuses by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Read More Here.
The History of CPMM
Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting was formed in 1956 when two city meetings—12th Street Meeting and Race Street Meeting—were united. Our building, however, is 100 years older, and has served as a Quaker meetinghouse since it was built in 1856. Continue Here
Jacob Bender, Executive Director of C.A.I.R (The Council on American-Islamic Relations), supports IMPEACHMENT NOW!
GENDER JUSTICE FUND:
Statement on the January 6 attacks
Learn more at https://www.genderjusticephilly.org/.
FRIENDS COUNCIL ON EDUCATION
Here is FCE’s statement on the January 6 attacks.