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Black Quaker Lives Matter Film Festival 2023

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Join us at Cannon Valley Friends Meetinghouse at noon on  Saturday, 18 February 2023 to view The Prep School Negro (2012) and learn more about Joan Countryman & African Americans in Quaker Schools


Joan Countryman (b. 1945): first African American graduate of Germantown Friends School, longtime teacher and administrator in Friends’ schools, former head of Lincoln School and co-founder of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership School for Girls in South Africa.  Featuring a discussion between the honoree, the film’s director-producer André Robert Lee, and Westtown School teacher-graduate Mauricio Torres (video recorded).


Feel free to bring your lunch or a snack to share.


This is the second in a 5 part film series,  Black Quaker Lives Matter Film Festival 2023, from the Black Quaker Project  and the American Friends Service Committee. You are welcome to register and watch individually or come to the meetinghouse and watch with others.  Registration is free.


The next event will be Saturday, 4 March 2023: Sisters in Freedom (2018) – Sarah Mapps Douglass & Women in the Abolition Struggle Against Slavery.  Honoring Sarah Mapps Douglass (1806-1882): prolific educator, author, committed abolitionist, and ancestor of Paul Robeson.  Featuring a discussion between eminent historian Dr. Emma Lapsansky-Werner and author Joyce Mosley, a Bustill-Mapps descendant.