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A History of John Woolman School

Author(s):
Paul Jolly
Issue:
On Vision (January 2021)
Department:
Letters

Dear Friends: A history of John Woolman School is in the works. Catherine Lenox, who grew up in the Santa Cruz Meeting and attended John Woolman School in the ‘60s, is the primary author. To ensure there will be sufficient funds to complete the project, Catherine asked me to set up a campaign to pre-sell copies of the book and seek sponsorships. All funds raised beyond expenses will be donated to John Woolman School / Sierra Friends Center. We will use Kickstarter.com for the campaign, beginning January 15th. If you would like a link to the campaign when it starts, please write to me at [email protected].

I attended the school in the late ‘70s, and the mix of community, wilderness, physical labor, and academic inquiry, were a powerful force in my life. I still dream about the school. I hope you will join me in bringing this important history to completion.

– Paul Jolly, Strawberry Creek Friends Meeting, Berkeley, CA (PacYM)

[Read a longer version of this letter at: https://westernfriend.org/media/history-john-woolman-school-unabridged]

Quaker history John Woolman School

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