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Fit for Freedom, Not for Friendship – reading group

Published: Oct. 29, 2021


Dear Friends,

You are cordially invited to this reading group hosted by La Jolla Friends Meeting.

Fit For Freedom, Not For Friendship:
Quakers, African Americans and the Myth of Racial Justice

by Donna McDaniel and Vanessa Julye.

Vanessa Julye will join us for the first session of our reading group, and then we will gather on the third Monday of every month. Our first meeting will be:

Monday, November 22, 2021
Two hours starting
5:00 PM Pacific = 6:00 PM Mountain

If you have any questions for Vanessa, please ask us before November 19, using this email address: fitforfreedomnotforfriendship[AT]gmail[DOT]com. Please mark your subject line: “Questions for Vanessa.” We may not get to answer all of the questions, due to time limitations.

We are suggesting that that you order both book and its study guide from FGC; please see the order links below. The book cost is currently $22.95 plus shipping, while the study guide is a downloadable e-book that costs $5.  Financial support for obtaining the book and study guide is available. Please send your request to the e-mail mentioned above, and mark your subject line: “Book and/or Study Guide.”  Make sure your e-mail includes your full name, your shipping address, and contact number.

We suggest that Friends read the Preface, the Authors’ statement, and the first chapter prior to our first gathering.

Chapters in the book are roughly 30-40 pages long.  We estimate one chapter per session is probably a reasonable expectation; HOWEVER, to allow full discussion and deeper understanding of the full work, we will take the time that it takes. If a chapter requires a deeper and longer dive, we plan to take that time.

Friends have mentioned and inquired about a Facebook page, for sharing information about our reading group. That link is also found below.

Please register to join this book group. Your registration will allow us to prepare, especially if more than 100 people want log in into our Zoom account.

Click here to register to participate.
Click here for Zoom link.
          Meeting I.D.: 470 171 7659
          Password: Woolman  
Click here to order the book.
Click here to order the study guide.
Click here for video of Vanessa Julye’s Pendle Hill lecture, September 2021.
Click here for video of Vanessa Julye's remarks at the 2009 book launch.
Click here for the Facebook page for the reading group.

I’m looking forward to have you join us in this exciting reading journey.

          – Susana Cervantes, La Jolla Friends Meeting