William Penn Fellows

The William Penn Fellows are a group of Juniors and Seniors who are leaders in our work for social justice and civic engagement in Baltimore at Friends.  The Fellows host two retreats per year that are designed to help our sophomores experience Baltimore through learning about organizations and individuals working to improve our shared Baltimore community. Activities Fellows participate in include but are not limited to partnering with local Quakers to observe bail review hearings and attend peace & justice vigils, visiting the Friends Committee on National Legislation in Washington to learn how Quakers advocate at the Congressional level, and supporting organizations like Ceasefire Baltimore that work to improve our shared Baltimore community. The WPF mission statement reads in part:

“As a group, we bear witness to injustice and practice peaceful means of social transformation for equity and justice. We unite with the phrase adopted by one of our partners: “Love thy Neighbor: no exceptions.”  Our work is guided by and grounded in our historic Quaker testimonies and deepened through reflection.  We seek to build lasting relationships with individuals and organizations in our region who do this work of transformation.  These relationships support our own continuing learning and growth.”