Select News

How Young Adults Understand White Fragility—and What Adults Can Learn from Them: A Q&A with Toni Graves Williamson 

Two years ago, Toni Graves Williamson, Friends Select School’s director of equity and inclusion, was asked to write an adaptation of Robin DiAngelo’s New York Times bestseller White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism for young adults.

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Putting the “A” in STEAM

The completion of the upper school STEAM Building signifies a historic chapter in the legacy of Friends Select School. With the addition of the sustainably renovated, historic brownstone adjacent to the Race Street Meetinghouse, the school has—for the first time—expanded its campus in Philadelphia.

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Alumni Stories

Celebrating Abolitionist and Activist Anna Elizabeth Dickinson

Civil rights activist, orator, writer, and Friends Select alumna Anna Elizabeth Dickinson is now recognized with a Pennsylvania state historical marker near the southeast corner of Broad and Arch Streets. The commemoration of her work and connection to Philadelphia are a result of the combined efforts of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC), Friends Select, and Amy Cohen ’82. 

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