Issue 73, August 2021
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S NOTE
As announced in February, we have now completed the sale of the 1520 Race Street building to Friends Select School, effective today!
Thank you to everyone involved, including former tenants of 1520, who collaborated with us on plans for relocation of workplaces and storage; the advisors & board of directors of Friends Center, who thoroughly reviewed every aspect of the deal; and especially the staff and contractors of Friends Center. In particular, a big shout-out to Erick Emerick for managing our side of the move-out.
– Chris Mohr, Executive Director
AROUND FRIENDS CENTER
We’ve upgraded! That’s right, our Historical Quaker Meetinghouse has been updated with some modern-day technology. The Race Street Room now features a built in PC, camera and microphones giving super hosts the ability to hold Zoom meetings.
What’s that??? Over having zoom meeting you say?!!? No problem! You can now invite up to 300 in person guests to meetings in the worship room. And the room now has air conditioning for hot weather! (Masks required.)
EQUITY PARTNER NEWS
PHILADELPHIA YEARLY MEETING (PYM)
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting recently completed their 341st Annual Sessions, which was virtual again this year. You may review all of Annual Sessions or focus on the parts that speak to you the most:
- Read News, Epistles, and Meeting Minutes
- Watch videos of keynotes and business sessions on PYM’s YouTube channel playlist
AMERICAN FRIENDS SERVICE COMMITTEE (AFSC)
ARE THERE HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS HIDDEN IN YOUR INVESTMENTS?
Knowing what you own is the first step to aligning your investments with your values. You be invested in state violence through companies involved in mass incarceration, immigrant detention and surveillance, military occupation, or the border industry.
Our database includes original research and lists over 150 company and industry profiles. Learn how companies profit from and support state violence. Then use this knowledge to create change.
CENTRAL PHILADELPHIA MONTHLY MEETING (CPMM)
Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting is now hosting in person and virtual Meeting for Worship. Meeting for Worship will begin at 11a.m., and unfortunately is no longer followed by coffee hour. The building will close at 1 pm. If you wish to attend CPMM’s virtual Worship, please email the meeting office at firstname.lastname@example.org to get the meeting ID and password.
Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance
What does the future of energy efficiency look like? A difficult year has given us new appreciation for “business-as-usual” conditions. But as the industry recovers, we’re facing a unique opportunity to look beyond the old “normal” and shape the future. KEEA and EEA-NJ’s first in-person event of 2021, Forging the Future for Energy Efficiency, presents two days of forward-looking programming examining the policies, technologies, and companies pushing our industry into a new period of growth and innovation.
When: September 22-23rd at the Philadelphia Navy Yard; act by August 13th for early bird pricing!
Job Opening: Assistant Rental Manager
Community Ventures is a non-profit, mission-driven developer and property manager of affordable housing in Philadelphia.
Seeking a career-minded and energetic Assistant Rental Manager to join the team managing a group of affordable residential properties in North Philadelphia. Click here for responsibilities, requirements and benefits.
IN THE (QUAKER) NEIGHBORHOOD
Do you know a Quaker leader?
FCNL is searching for a new General Secretary.
The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) seeks a Spirit-led, seasoned, and strategic leader who brings vision, inspiration, and executive experience to the role of General Secretary. The new General Secretary will be a courageous Quaker leader with a commitment to justice, peace, and environmental stewardship; to expanding diversity, equity, and inclusion within the FCNL community and beyond; and to building and nurturing relationships across political and organizational divides that promote healing of divisions in the Congress and the country.
A position profile is posted on the FCNL website at www.fcnl.org/gssearch.