A recording of the complete service may be requested from “[email protected]”. We apologize for some technical difficulties. The intermittent loss of sound isn’t you, it’s us.Two hundred forty-one years ago, individual members of a religious organization rose up to fight against the slave trade. Quakers in England and Pennsylvania worked for 27 years until the slave trade ended in 1807. How might the lessons of yesterday guide a religious organization fighting racism today? Hear the differing voices of four Quakers in this struggle.
Judi Jennings is a Lexington KY native and holds a PhD in British Studies from University of Kentucky. She researched in London for several years and has written two books on the abolition of the British slave trade and a book about Helen Matthews Lews, an Appalachian scholar and activist. She was Associate Professor of History at Union College in Barbourville KY.
Judi is the Founding Director of University of Louisville Women’s Center and served as Executive Director of the Kentucky Foundation for Women. She is currently Coordinator of Louisville Family Justice Advocates which works for better policies and practices supporting families with incarcerated love