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Register here and join us for a Sidwell Friends evening with the Free Minds Poet Ambassadors. Free Minds Book Club works with incarcerated persons using the medium of poetry. Tonight several formerly incarcerated Poet Ambassadors will share poems and experiences with us before encouraging participants to engage directly by commenting on the poems of currently incarcerated poets (through an application you can download to your iPad or computer). In the Quaker tradition of advocating for humane treatment for incarcerated individuals we are pleased to invite you to join us. Please register in advance and we will email the Zoom link to you the day before our event. More information about Free Minds write nights is here.


All members of the community are invited to register to join this conversation sponsored by the Parents Association Disabilities Awareness Working Group. Arielle Silverman is the author of Just Human: The Quest for Disability Wisdom, Respect, and Inclusion. Silverman, a disabled activist and social scientist, is passionate about improving public understanding of life with disabilities, including through her work with the National Association of the Blind. She will share excerpts from her book and hold an open Q&A. This Zoom event will be closed-captioned and an ASL interpreter will be provided. A Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants on February 15.


The Parents Association is pleased to invite you to join this conversation with educator and author Jessica Lahey about her most recent book, The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence. If you would like to join this parenting conversation about to understand the roots of substance abuse, how to identify those most at risk, and practical steps for prevention please register here to receive the Zoom link.

This talk will be closed captioned.

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