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Abington Friends School - Let your Life Speak: King Day of Service and Social Justice Symposium

January 14, 2020 12:15 PM | Daniel Shmilovich (Administrator)

On Monday, January 20, Abington Friends School will host Let Your Life Speak: King Day of Service & Social Justice Symposium. For many years we have brought the community together for an inspirational day of service on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and worked with volunteers from across the region on behalf of those in need. This year, for the first time, we are expanding the day to include a social justice symposium to further embrace Dr. King’s vision and mission. www.abingtonfriends.net/dayofservice

Through service projects for all ages, keynote speakers, panelservice projects, workshops, resource fair and a performance, this event aims to help those in need and to educate and inspire while building social justice consciousness and community.

A Gently Used Clothing Sale will be held on Saturday, January 18 and morning of January 20 in the Lower School. All proceeds go to support Women’s Center of Montgomery County.

Please join us to celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.—Let Your Life SpeakAll are welcome.

Schedule for the day: 

  • 9 to 10 a.m. – Registration and Opening Program
  • 10:15 a.m to 12:30 p.m. – Service Projects
  • 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. – Symposium Session 1
  • 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Symposium Session 2
  • 12:30 p.m. – Snack/Lunch Break (food and snacks available for purchase, a packed lunch is encouraged)
  • 1 to 1:45 p.m. – Closing Program Performance for all ages, King’s Dream by Key Arts
  • All-day – Resource Fair & Gently Used Clothing Sale

Please register for only ONE activity per timeframe, per person. We encourage you to spend time experiencing both the symposium and the service projects. All symposium workshops and most service projects are located on the AFS campus. Please note that there are age suggestions noted in the project and workshop descriptions, when applicable – children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult.


A Sampling of Service Projects: 

A Sampling of Symposium Panels/Workshops: 

  • Start Where You Are: Navigating Local Politics with Jay Conners, Chair of the Jenkintown Democrats; Kimberly McGlonn, Jenkintown Borough Councilwoman and CEO & Founder of Grant Blvd; and Representative Ben Sanchez, 153rd District, Montgomery County
  • Radical Love: Moving from Ally to Accomplice presented by Mikael Yisrael, Director of Diversity and Inclusion
  • Curiosity and Diversity: Having Difficult Conversations With Children presented by Lower School teachers Carol Wolf and Raji Malik.


REGISTER HERE:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/let-your-life-speak-king-day-of-service-and-social-justice-symposium-registration-88006356381

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