On September 1, Kindra Bradley became the new executive director of Quaker House in Fayetteville, N.C., replacing Lynn and Steve Newsom, who served as co-directors since 2012 and are now retired. Quaker House provides services and advocacy to military members, veterans, and their families. Its mission is to “provide counseling and support to service members who are questioning their role in the military, educate them, their families, and the public about military issues; and advocate for a more peaceful world.”
This book is a niche book, but Quaker meetings and schools make up a large part of its niche.
EQUAL MEANS EQUAL offers an unflinching look at how women are treated in the United States today. Director Kamala Lopez uncovers how outdated and discriminatory attitudes inform and influence seemingly disparate issues, from workplace harassment to domestic violence, rape and sexual assault to the foster care system, and the healthcare conglomerate to the judicial system. Along the way, she reveals the inadequacy of present laws that claim to protect women, ultimately presenting a compelling and persuasive argument for the urgency of ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment.
City Council Chambers, 433 Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC Thursday, September 21 at 6 PM - 8 PM
Veterans came and found peace with drawing. Also attending were a women’s Meetup group and 3 children. Thank you from a woman who runs a veterans’ art group and brought along a veteran: “Very much enjoyed your workshop, you got me wanting to draw more. John was glad he came and enjoyed it too! Thank you for having us!” and from the librarian: “Lynn, I wanted to thank you again presenting the program last week. Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain was a success in every way, and I received all positive comment cards on the program.”
13th Movie and Discussion The 13th is a powerful documentary that depicts the progression from the 13th Amendment to the mass criminalization and incarceration of African Americans. It is a MUST SEE. We had a full house and began a discussion that we hope to continue. Thank you to the following co-sponsors: Cumberland County Library, Cumberland County Progressives, Fayetteville NOW, Fayetteville NAACP, Fayetteville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and Quaker House Military Counseling Center. Thank you to Dr. Dorrance Kennedy, our speaker.
Moral Injury Program at the Asheville VA
We did a program on Moral Injury for the social workers at the Asheville VA. We invited Matthew Hoh to join us to speak about his personal experiences with moral injury. There were some peer support folks there who were especially moved by what we presented. One told us that we were truly doing God's work. The social workers were very receptive and we were asked by the organizers to talk more about the work of Quaker House during the Q & A.