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The 50th Annual Dwight & Ardis Michener

Michener Lecture & Seminars


Sunday, January 19th, 2020 

Worship • 9:30 am

Luncheon • 11:30 am

Lecture & Seminars • 1 pm – 4 pm

Orlando Friends Meetinghouse • 316 E. Marks St., Orlando, Florida 32803

“From Fear & Scarcity to Hope & Abundance: Confronting & Transforming the Giant Triplets of Racism, Materialism, and Militarism”

presented by

Brian Corr

We are living in a unique and pivotal moment in history, where massive change is occurring and huge dangers loom: environmental, economic, and socio-political. Many nations, including ours, are enveloped by the politics of fear and scarcity, with increasing anger, despair, and isolation. How do we, as Friends and as people of faith and courage, understand and address the contradictions between the current narrative and reality in this nation and the promise of hope and abundant love that grounds us? This lecture will confront the “Giant Triplets of Racism, Materialism, and Militarism” that Dr. Martin Luther King described, while shining a light on “Tikkun Olam” — the work of healing, repairing, and transforming the world as we seek to be spiritually grounded, faithfully led, and active in the struggle for justice.

Brian Corr has spent the last three decades working on issues of peace and justice. He is a member of the Friends Meeting of Cambridge (MA) and has served in various capacities with AFSC, both nationally and in the New England region.

Among many other commitments to his community, Brian serves on the boards of the Police Review & Advisory Board for the City of Cambridge (Exec. Secretary), Cambridge Peace Commission (Exec. Director), the National Association for the Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (President), ACLU of Massachusetts, the Haiti Development Studies Center, and the José Mateo Ballet Theatre, a unique ballet organization with innovative programming that ensures dance is meaningful and accessible to all parts of the community.

Brian graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, with a BA in Russian Literature and Language, and completed the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School: Negotiation and Leadership Course.

Youth Program

at WIBM/Michener Lecture

Friday, Jan. 17 – Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020

Families with kids are welcome at Winter Interim Business Meeting! A full program of activities, games, and community building will be offered for youth beginning Friday evening and ending with the last Michener Seminar on Sunday. Older youth are welcome to participate in committees and business as led. Contact Youth and Young Adult Coordinator Kody Hersh at YYACoordinator@SEYMQuakers.org or 407-8508457 for details and to register for the youth program and childcare.

Young Adults

Friends ages 18-35 are encouraged to contact Kody for information about fun and fellowship with age peers over the WIBM/Michener Lecture weekend.


We need to know in advance if children are coming! To request childcare, please contact Kody Hersh, SEYM Youth & Young Adult Coordinator:




All are welcome! We do appreciate any and all contributions to help cover costs. Suggested Registration Donation for lunch, lecture & seminars is $30.00, register at the door.


For overnight hospitality in Friends’ homes, or for any questions, contact  Ray Jenkins, OMM Property Clerk. To help us find you appropriate accomodations, please fill out the Hospitality Needs Questionnaire and email it to Ray.

Recommended Hotels:

Courtyard by Marriott, 730 N. Magnolia, Orlando 32803: within walking distance of the meetinghouse. A group rate of $149.00 + tax, parking included, for a double room with at least 2 Queen beds is available from January 17 to 19, 2020. THIS RATE IS AVAILABLE ONLY UNTIL DECEMBER 27TH. To make reservations, go to the link: SEYM 2020. Reserve now with your credit card, no charge will be made, and you can CANCEL up to 48 hours prior to your reservation with no charge. Note: when making reservations online, their system will say that you have to pay for parking. This is in error; there are not supposed to be any parking fees.

RV Camping: There are several campgrounds in the Orlando area. We can recommend Stage Stop.

Hosted by Orlando Monthly Meeting


From I-4: Exit I-4 onto SR 50, go east two blocks to Magnolia; turn left, go north four blocks to light; turn right on Marks, go east two blocks; turn right into driveway or onto Broadway.

From East-West Expressway: Exit Magnolia; go north to Marks; turn right, go east two blocks; turn right into driveway or onto Broadway.

Parking is available in the parking lot behind the Meetinghouse and on Broadway Avenue.