Issue 58, March 2020
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S NOTE
As I wrote in an email to the building last Friday, Friends Center is monitoring the evolution of the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation closely. Our goal is to provide information and resources and coordinate efforts to help slow the spread of the illness.
To aid in our response, please let me know if your organization will close or modify its in-office schedule. Also, please notify me if anyone on your staff is diagnosed with or suspected to have the virus, so we can take appropriate cleaning measures.
Thank you for your understanding and collaboration in our community efforts to respond, in order to reduce harm to everyone, especially the people who are most vulnerable.
– Chris Mohr, Executive Director
AROUND FRIENDS CENTER
CORONAVIRUS: City of Philadelphia Resources
In the event of a large-scale infectious disease outbreak, businesses and other organizations must both protect employees’ health and safety and limit the economic impact of the outbreak. The guidance below will assist businesses in preparing for continuity of critical operations if the COVID-19 coronavirus has a severe impact on Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will provide up-to-date, reliable information on COVID-19 as the situation unfolds.
- Letter from PDPH to Philadelphia business owners and executives.
EQUITY PARTNER NEWS
Campaign to End Felony Disenfranchisement
Nearly 6 million people, mostly Black and brown people, are blocked from voting by various forms of felony disenfranchisement. All but two states, Maine and Vermont, limit access to the polls for those with criminal justice involvement. Contact your governor today and urge them to restore voting rights.
Continuing Sessions will be Saturday March 28, 2020 and registration is now open.
Location – Westtown School, 101 East School Lane in West Chester, PA 19382.
View the 2020 spring continuing sessions schedule here.
What is Continuing Sessions?
- Meets twice a year
- Includes worship, business sessions, & fellowship.
- Offers opportunities to share information from members, meetings, committees, and other Friends’ organizations.
- Learn more in our Faith & Practice
CPMM is interested in providing operating and/or project support to local nonprofit organizations in the Philadelphia area that are doing exemplary work in any of our priority areas:
- Combating Climate Change
- Meeting Basic Human Needs of Housing, Food, etc.
- Undoing Racism
- Ending Mass Incarceration
Singing City Spring Concert:
Stephen Paulus’ To Be Certain of the Dawn
A Commemoration of the Children
Sunday, May 3, 3 p.m.
With the Chamber
Orchestra of Philadelphia, Philadelphia
and Philadelphia Girls Choir; Kara Mulder, soprano; Misoon Ghim, mezzo- soprano; Michael Hogue, tenor; and Daniel Teadt, baritone
Purchase Tickets: $35 general admission;; $15 students
Purchase Tickets: Music for the New Revolution Showcase Concert
March 14 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Folk Factory presents “Music for the New Revolution” w/ ANNA Crusis Women’s Choir, Kora Feder, Lydia Munoz