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. In addition to service projects, the day will include workshops, a panel on navigating local politics, a resource fair and a special closing program.
Please join us to celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.—Let Your Life Speak! All are welcome.
A Sampling of Service Projects:
- Hat-making and scarf-making for Mitzvah Circle
- Assembling winter-care kits with Whosoever Gospel Mission
- Meal-making for Caring for Friends
- Pillow case sewing to benefit Ryan’s Case for Smiles
- Coloring book creation for Sueños
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.
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