Issue 45, February 2019 Friends Center Tenant Newsletter

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S NOTE
The big news this month is that you’re invited to a reception on Feb. 21 with the Tri-College Consortium’s Philly Program. (See the next item.) This brand-new pilot program has launched, and Friends Center is grateful to be the launchpad.

Also, by now you’ve seen our zoning hearing notice by the front door. Today we received city approval to install two exterior signs on the main office building, identifying it as Friends Center. They should be installed in the next few months. Our goal is to make it easier for your volunteers, board members, event participants, and other guests to find us.
– Chris Mohr, Executive Director
AROUND FRIENDS CENTER
 
You’re invited to a TENANT RECEPTION!
February 21, 3:15 -4:30 pm
Cherry Street Room
Meet the Students of the Tri-College Consortium Philly Program
 
In November, we welcomed new tenant the Tri-College Consortium Philly Semester, which is a pilot program that started in January 2019. It is a joint effort of Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore Colleges, the Tri-College Consortium. They have leased office space here, and are holding classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the MLK Room. More info
 
Please join us on Feb. 21 at 3:15 pm for a reception in the Cherry Street Room so the students can meet the organizations here. Bring some brochures and business cards. Perhaps some partnerships or projects will emerge!
 
Friends Center Seeks Part-Time Desk Clerk(s)
Friends Center is hiring 1-2 part-time desk clerks for evening and weekend shifts. The job announcement, job description, and instructions for applying are on the “About Us” page of our website: https://www.friendscentercorp.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Evening-and-Weekend-Desk-Clerk-2019-01-revised.pdf
EQUITY PARTNER NEWS

AMERICAN FRIENDS SERVICE COMMITTEE
 
Why I Got Arrested at the Border
AFSC’s Lucy Duncan writes about her experience with the “Love Knows No Borders” action in southern California in December. It’s the cover story in this month’s issue of Friends Journal magazine.
https://www.friendsjournal.org/afsc-love-knows-no-borders/
 
CENTRAL PHILADELPHIA MONTHLY MEETING
New to Quakerism or just interested to learn more? Then check out the QuakerSpeak video series, featuring members of CPMM, and produced by Friends Journal to give newcomers a better understanding of Quakers.
https://youtu.be/YyTP512bEQk
 
PHILADELPHIA YEARLY MEETING
Interested in attending Meeting for Worship near you? Philadelphia Yearly Meeting unites 100+ Quaker meetings and thousands of Friends in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, and Maryland. Quakerism is a faith of direct communion with God, lived with a sense of continuing revelation.
TENANT NEWS
 
Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity (PLSE)
Join PLSE as we return to West Philly for an expungement clinic.
Friday, February 15, 2019 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
3509 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA, 19104
 
We will cover the creation, dissemination, and destruction of criminal records in Pennsylvania during a Know Your Rights sessions. Sit for a one-on-one expungement eligibility intake session to see if you have charges from Pennsylvania arrests that are eligible for an expungement. This clinic is FREE and OPEN to the public and operates on a first come, first served basis. No registration is needed.
 
Art-Reach mentioned on WHYY:
Sensory-friendly museum days in Philly
https://whyy.org/articles/sensory-friendly-museum-days-in-philly/
 
Singing City
The Children’s March
Sunday, February 24, 2019, 3 p.m.
Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral, 23 S. 38th Street, Philadelphia, PA
Get Tickets
 
PVS
Take a look at this article featured  in “The Christian Science Monitor”. It’s about Steve Gotzler, executive director of Prisoner Visitation and Support, knows firsthand the benefits of visitors for prisoners, having served time himself.
 
Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC)
2019 Section of the Americas Meeting
Lake Doniphan Camp and Conference Center – Outside Kansas City, MO|March 21 – 24, 2019
Theme:
¡Come and See! (John 1:46)
Join Quakers from across the Americas to explore “Who is my neighbor?” and “How can we all be Friends?” through workshops, worship, Scripture and the ministry of FWCC Traveling Ministers.
In a time of conflict and uncertainty, the biannual Section Meeting provides vital opportunities for personal encounters with Friends, and spiritual transformation through the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of God, the Inward Christ, the Light Within. All Friends are welcome to attend. Preregistration is required
Community Items outside Friends Center
 
Haverford College
Guadalupe Rosalas: Legends Never Die
January 25—March 8, 2019
A Collective Memory originated at Aperture Gallery, New York, and extends from a feature in Aperture magazine’s Fall 2018 issue, “Los Angeles.” Support for its presentation at Haverford is provided by the John B. Hurford ’60 Center for the Arts and Humanities. http://exhibits.haverford.edu/legendsneverdie/