Baltimore Yearly Meeting is the regional organizing unit for the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in the area of central Pennsylvania, Maryland, parts of West Virginia, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. It is through membership in a Yearly Meeting that individual Quakers become connected with the larger Quaker movement worldwide. "In fellowship, in deep listening, in waiting worship, in commitment to each other, it richly rewards those who embrace the challenge of being a Yearly Meeting Friend." (2011 draft Faith and Practice)

Say the Wrong Thing Book Reading and Musical Performance

Saturday, September 24, 2016
7:00 pm9:00 pm
William Penn House (Washington, DC)

Dr. Amanda Kemp reads excerpts from her new book, Say the Wrong Thing: Stories and Strategies for Racial Justice and Authentic Community and performs with violinist Michael Jamanis. Part commentary and part memoir, Say the Wrong Thing, takes on racial profiling, interracial relationships, and parenting in the age of Black Lives Matter. Kemp and Jamanis perform music referenced in the book including their signature duet, Chaconne Emancipated, which features excerpt from Dr. King's I Have a Dream speech, poetry by Assata Shakur, and Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation over a soundtrack of Bach and African American freedom songs and spirituals. Kemp will also discuss "Strategies of the H.E.A.R.T.," a five-part workshop series that she has launched to help schools, organizations, and people of faith deepen their authentic connections and advance racial justice. This program is appropriate for ages 10 and older. For more information please contact or