QLHE: Universal Design in the Classroom

Friends Association for Higher Education’s Quaker Leadings in Higher Education series presents:

Universal Design in the Classroom: Inclusivity and Hospitality

Tuesday, February 22, 2022
7:30-9 pm, eastern

To register: tinyurl.com/FAHE-02-22-22

Presenters:
Zoe Arditi
Research Coordinator
Mount Sinai Hospital
Haverford College Class of 2020
https://vimeo.com/537841064

Jane Dryden
Professor of Philosophy
Mount Allison University

Jharna Jahnavi
First-year Medical Student
Larner College of Medicine
University of Vermont
Haverford College Class of 2019

Moderator:
Ada Jaarsma,
Professor of Philosophy
Mount Royal University

Bios:
Zoe Arditi, Research Coordinator at Mount Sinai Hospital in NYC. Haverford College Class of ’20 alumni interested in the practice and accessibility of medicine.

Jane Dryden is a philosophy professor at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, Canada, where she teaches courses on history of philosophy, feminist philosophy, philosophy of disability, aesthetics, and biomedical ethics.

Jharna Jahnavi (she/her) is a first-year medical student at Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont. She was a Haverford College class of 2019 Biology major and is interested in accessibility for marginalized students in STEM, higher education, and medicine.

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QLHE: Supporting Vocation

Supporting Vocation: Helping Students Navigate a Neoliberal Culture
Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Jen and Greg have been developing a vocational discernment curriculum for college students and young adults rooted in Quaker practices for Quakers and non-Quakers alike. In this presentation, they shared key concepts and practical tools and activities from that work, which can help students engage their own inner teacher and values, and continue to grapple with questions of vocation in a changing world.

Their work is being supported by the Forum for Theological Exploration and the Lyman Fund.

Presenters:

Jennifer Higgins-Newman
Program Director
Beacon Hill Friends House
Master of Theological Studies
Vanderbilt Divinity School

Greg Woods
Program Consultant
Beacon Hill Friends House
Master of Divinity
Princeton Theological Seminary

Moderator:
Walter Hjelt Sullivan
Director of Quaker Affairs
Haverford College

Here is the flyer for the event:

And here are links to the presentation and other materials about this event.

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AFSC: Emerging Leaders for Liberation

Are you interested in building social justice in communities?

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is proud to announce the launch of the Emerging Leaders for Liberation. This program is open to young adults looking to deepen their social justice and leadership skills.

Here is a flyer:

Here are details:

And here are Frequently Asked Questions:

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CfP: Quakers and Encounters

The 2022 annual conference of the Centre for Research in Quaker Studies (CRQS) and the Quaker Studies Research Association (QSRA) is exploring the theme of Quakers and Encounters in a series of five short online sessions spread across the year.

The online events will be held on 7 April, 12 May, 9 June, 8 September, and 13 October 2022.

The deadline for proposals (200 words) is 21 February 2022.

Click on the link below for more information:

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The Black Quaker Lives Matter Film Festival

We sometimes post about upcoming events of potential interest to our members. One such upcoming event is The Black Quaker Lives Matter Film Festival.

From the website:

We are thrilled to announce the Black Quaker Lives Matter Film Festival, a first-of-its-kind film festival that endeavors to educate all about the importance of Quakers of Color who for too long have remained within the margins of the Society of Friends and the wider world. From 12 February 2022, during Black History Month, until Paul Robeson’s birthday on 9 April 2022 we will screen a film centered on a Quaker of Color with an introduction from a guest expert and a follow up discussion facilitated by BQP Director Dr. Harold D. (Hal) Weaver. Screenings will take place every other Saturday on Zoom at 1pm ET.  

For more information and a registration link:

https://www.theblackquakerproject.org/black-quaker-lives-matter-film-festival

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Klamath Falls Friends Church Seeks Pastor

Klamath Falls Friends Church, an open and affirming semi-programmed Meeting of the Society of Friends (Quakers), in beautiful southern Oregon, is currently seeking a part- to full-time interim pastor to guide us along our journey. KFFC is a Christ-centered and seeker-friendly Meeting. We are a small but diverse group, with a wide array of spiritual paths. Our desired pastor will be able to hold that diversity, plan and present messages/meditations to guide our Meetings for Worship, be available for pastoral care, and provide the structure and guidance necessary to help us discern our long-term way forward.

Please send your resume, NLT January 31, 2022, to: KFFC Pastor Search Committee, klamathfallsfriendschurch@gmail.com

For more information about us please visit: klamathfallsfriendschurch.org

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ESR: Quaker Professional Scholarship

Excellent news for Quaker professionals and organizations.

Earlham School of Religion has upgraded the Quaker Professional Scholarship, from 50% tuition to 100% tuition coverage, for up to 5 years of part-time (2+ courses/semester), distance, degree-seeking study.

Degree options include the Master of Divinity, the Master of Arts in Religion, and the Master of Arts: Theopoetics & Writing. The MDiv and MA require 4 residential courses that can be completed during 2-week intensives.

To learn more about our programs and scholarships, visit esr.earlham.edu/admissions. Or email admissions@esr.earlham.edu.

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QLHE: Freedom from Harm: Resisting Incarceration for All

Friends Association for Higher Education’s Quaker Leadings in Higher Education series presented our November event:

Freedom from Harm: Resisting Incarceration for All
Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Panelists:
Nekeisha Alayna Alexis, Liberationist
Intercultural Competence and Undoing Racism (ICUR) coordinator
Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary

Johnny Perez
Director of U.S. Prisons Program
National Religious Campaign Against Torture

Moderator:
Ursula C. McTaggart
Professor of English
Wilmington College

Here is a link to a recording of this event plus other materials.

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QLHE Returns! The Promise of Liberatory Reading/Teaching/Research

Friends Association for Higher Education is very excited to bring back the Quaker Leadings in Higher Education (QLHE) series for the 2021-22 academic year.

Our first event of the year was:

Rethinking the Canon:
The Promise of Liberatory Reading/Teaching/Research

Tuesday, October 26, 2021
 
Panelists:
Ada Jaarsma,
Professor of Philosophy
Mount Royal University

Sarah Willie LeBreton,
Provost and Dean of the Faculty
Professor of Sociology
Swarthmore College

Namrata Mitra,
Associate Professor of English
Iona College

Moderator:
David R. Ross
Research Professor
Department of Economics
Bryn Mawr College

Here is a link to the video and other materials for this event.

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Faculty Positions at Earlham School of Religion

We occasionally post announcements of potential interest to our members. Here are faculty position openings at the Earlham School of Religion.

EARLHAM SCHOOL OF RELIGION

Assistant Professor of Old Testament/Hebrew Bible
Full-Time Faculty of Peace & Justice Studies (Open Rank)

Earlham School of Religion, Richmond, Indiana, a seminary in the Quaker tradition, is hiring two full-time faculty positions: an Assistant Professor of Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) and an open rank position in Peace and Justice Studies, both to start July 1, 2022. The full descriptions may be found here: https://bit.ly/2WnLjOu

These scholars in Old Testament and Peace and Justice Studies will also contribute to other parts of the curriculum, such as theopoetics, theology and culture, spirituality, ethics, writing, and interfaith dialogue.

Review of applications will begin Nov. 15, 2021, with on campus interviews scheduled in February, 2022. No applications will be accepted after Dec. 31, 2021. Send application letter, CV, writing sample, sample course syllabus, statement of diversity, and names of four professional references to: ESROldTestamentSearch@gmail.com or ESRPeaceandJusticeSearch@gmail.com.

Applicants must be committed to working within a Quaker ethos that values integrity, consensus decision-making, equality, justice, and peacemaking.

ESR is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. We encourage applications from people of color, people who identify as women, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and other underrepresented groups

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