Zachary Moon was the 2017 Judith Weller Harvey Quaker Scholar. Zachary presented on the topic of “Us vs. Them” with a challenging message rooted in his own work as a chaplain serving in the military.
You can download and read his talk here.
Dr. Amanda Kemp was this year’s Judith Weller Harvey Quaker Scholar at Guilford and she was wonderful. Her talk was titled:
How to Have a Difficult Conversation about Racism without Losing Your Voice or Your Cool
Amanda Kemp is the author of Say the Wrong Thing and creator of the Racial Justice from the H.E.A.R.T. model.
She believes that in these polarized times, every one of us is needed. Your specific story, perspective and gifts can transform our community and nation. Come get the tools you need to be a strong, compassionate voice for racial diversity and justice.
You can listen and download Amanda’s talk here.
Kody Gabriel Hersh was this year’s J.M. Ward Distinguished Quaker Visitor. Kody is well-known among Friends but this is how he describes himself: is a queer, trans Quaker youth worker who writes, agitates, and geeks out about sexuality, religion, and radical peace and justice work. He is a member of Christian Peacemaker Teams, and lives in Philadelphia on occupied Lenape land.
When he was here he gave a public talk called, “Tea-Time in the Apocalypse: Spiritual Grounding in a World of Chaos.”
You can listen and download the MP3 here.
Here is the video of Quaker scholar, Ben Pink Dandelion, speaking last year for our JM Ward Distinguished Scholar visit to Guilford College.
“Life Sentences: Writing with Wisewomen Behind Bars”
This is Guilford College and Friends Center’s “Judith Weller Harvey Quaker Scholar” Lecture given by Michele Tarter, an early American Literature professor and Quaker scholar. In the lecture she talks about her 15 years of teaching Woman is the Word, a memoir-writing workshop in a prison for women. She will also talk about early Quakers, especially Quaker women, who spent quite a lot of time in jails.
You can listen to the file here but you will first need to request access as it is a private download.
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This is the audio from Ben’s talk at New Garden Friends Meeting on Nov. 11, 2015 titled: “Open For Transformation: Being Quaker.” In the talk, Ben shared his understanding of what makes Quakers Quakers and some of the unique gifts and challenges Friends face in today’s world.