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Celebrate Black History Month

February 22 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm EST

Join us for Willson Lecture 2 with Lauren Brownlee on Quaker Principles and Practices in Service of Racial Justice.

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About Lauren Brownlee

Lauren Brownlee, a member of Bethesda Friends Meeting (BYM), is Deputy General Secretary at the Friends Committee on National Legislation. She leads FCNL’s Governance, Community and Culture department and helps to steward FCNL’s shared anti-racism, anti-bias, justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion commitments.  Lauren previously served on FCNL’s General Committee and Friends General Conference’s Central Committee, and currently serves as a co-clerk of the Quaker Coalition for Uprooting Racism Steering Committee and a co-clerk of the American Friends Service Committee’s Community, Equity, and Justice Board Committee. Lauren earned her B.A. in Classical Civilization and Greek from Wellesley College and her M.A. in Global, International, and Comparative History from Georgetown University. She also a graduate of the Friends Council on Education’s Institute for Engaging Leadership in Friends Schools. Lauren is an alumna of Sidwell Friends School and served there after college as assistant director of auxiliary programs and a history teacher. Before coming to FCNL, Lauren was the upper school head at Carolina Friends School and, before that, the director of social action at Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart.