Matt Chandler, member of Newtown Quaker Meeting and clerk (head) of its Peace and Justice Committee, will moderate a discussion on “Next Steps for Racial Justice: A Community Conversation” at the Newtown Quaker Meeting Adult Class at 9:45 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, at the historic Friends Meetinghouse, 219 Court St.
People who are vaccinated and wear masks may attend in person. Others may attend via Zoom. Meeting for Worship in the manner of Friends will follow at 11 a.m. Visit newtownfriendsmeeting.org.
To facilitate the discussion, The Peace and Justice Committee plans to use the bi-weekly silent vigil in Newtown for racial justice that Newtown Quaker Meeting has been involved in since June 2020 as the launching point. Members of the Committee and the Racial Justice Subcommittee will talk about what the recurring public witness has meant for them personally and how it has been received by the Newtown community.
The discussion will also review actions and opportunities with POWER Bucks, the group supporting an equitable Pennsylvania formula for funding public schools. Much of the time will be spent in small groups soliciting responses to queries about the future of the vigils, opportunities with POWER Bucks, and next steps for fostering racial justice in general.