Special Events 2019-2020
Dr. Steven Larson • 2019-2020 Distinguished Visiting Justice Leader
Tuesday, October 29 • 7 pm • Shallcross Hall • 1101 City Avenue, Wynnewood, PA 19096
Don't miss this special evening and conversation with Dr. Steven Larson, subject of the HBO Documentary Clínica de Migrantes, which documents the daily struggle of Latinx immigrants to find quality healthcare at a reasonable cost and the clinic, Puentes de Salud, that works tirelessly to treat them with compassion.
Dr. Larson is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Puentes de Salud, a nonprofit organization that promotes the health and wellness of Philadelphia’s rapidly growing Latinx immigrant population. Dr. Larson is also Assistant Dean for Global Health Programs and an Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required
Daniel Immerwahr '98 • 2019-2020 Distinguished Visiting Humanities Speaker
Wednesday, March 18 • 7 pm • Shallcross Hall • 1101 City Avenue, Wynnewood, PA 19096
Daniel Immerwahr '98 is an author and associate professor at Northwestern University, specializing in 20th-century U.S. history within a global context. His recent book, How to Hide an Empire: A History of the Greater United States, is described by the New York Times as “wry, readable, and often astonishing.” His first book, Thinking Small, offers a critical account of grassroots development campaigns launched by the United States at home and abroad. This evening is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Online registration will be available in February.
Helen White • 2019-2020 Distinguished Visiting Scientist
Thursday, April 16 • 7 pm • Shallcross Hall • 1101 City Avenue, Wynnewood, PA 19096
Helen White is Associate Professor of Chemistry and Environmental Studies and Director of The Marian E. Koshland Integrated Natural Sciences Center (KINSC) at Haverford College. Her work as a geochemist has focused on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in a collaborative project that examined what happened chemically to the oil and to the dispersants used in the aftermath of the disaster. She is the winner of Haverford College's 2017 Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award. This evening is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Online registration will be available in February.
Friends' Central and Children's Book World hosted author Raina Telgemeier, New York Times bestselling author of Smile
October 16, 2019
Winged Wonders Monarch Butterfly Program
A Free science program for Children ages 2 1/2 to 6 and their families, held at the Lower School
September 22, 2019
2018-2019 Distinguished Visiting Scientist: Rebecca Saxe
Cognitive neuroscientist and professor in the MIT Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Dr. Saxe will share her research. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
April 15, 2019
Kwame Alexander and Friends - The Versify Tour
Friends' Central and Children's Book World hosted Kwame Alexander - poet, educator, New York Times bestselling author of 21 books, and recipient of the 2015 Newbery Medal - and authors/illustrators from his new publishing imprint, Versify. Kwame and his authors and illustrators presented a performance unlike any other!
April 5, 2019
2018-2019 Distinguished Visiting Humanities Lecturer: Daniel Torday
Author and Associate Professor and Director of Creative Writing at Bryn Mawr College, Daniel Torday spoke about his latest book Boomer1: A Novel .
March 13, 2019
Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg: Raising Children & Adolescents Who are Prepared to Thrive in a Challenging World
Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg, professor of pediatric medicine at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, shared his research on fostering resilience in young people, translating the best of what is known from research and practice into practical approaches for parents.
January 17, 2019
A Night Out in the Classroom 2018
With classes ranging from Microscopy and Yoga to Shakespeare and Gender, A Night Out gave the FCS community a chance to travel back in time and be a Friends' Central student for an evening. The evening began with a keynote by Head of School Craig N. Sellers, followed by a unique 45-minute class taught by an outstanding FCS teacher.
November 19, 2018
2018-2019 Distinguished Visiting Justice Leader: Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha
Co-Sponsored by Lankenau Hospital
Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, whose research exposed the Flint water crisis, is a pediatrician, professor, public health advocate, and author of What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City.
October 30, 2018
Friends' Central and Children's Book World hosted An Evening with Sarah J. Maas
#1 New York Times bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series and A Court of Thorns and Roses series Sarah J. Maas visited Friends' Central to discuss her new book CatWoman: SoulStealer
August 7, 2018
The 2018 Education Forum for Families with Intellectually Curious Students
April 15, 2018
2017-2018 Distinguished Visiting Scientist: Douglas Emlen
Author and evolutionary biologist
April 11, 2018
Philadelphia Area Independent School Fair
April 10, 2018
An Evening with Chill Moody & Hardwork Movement
February 22, 2018
Friends' Central and Children's Book World hosted author & activist Marley Dias
February 3, 2018
Friends' Central and Children's Book World hosted author Kate DiCamillo
Newbery Award-winning author of Flora & Ulysses and The Tale of Despereaux
October 15, 2017
Screenagers Movie Screening and Parent Program
October 5, 2017
An Afternoon with Sarah J. Maas
#1 New York Times bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series and A Court of Thorns and Roses series
September 16, 2017
2016-2017 Distinguished Humanities Lecturer: Elizabeth Milroy
Art Historian and author
"Inventing Public Parks: Frederick Law Olmsted & Philadelphia's Green Places"
January 11, 2017
2016-2017 Distinguished Visiting Scientist: Janna Levin
Artist and author
April 5, 2017
Friends' Central and Children's Book World hosted
Chris Colfer, Golden Globe-winning actor & author
July 13, 2017
Appreciative Inquiry Summit
April 20, 2016
90-Second Newbery Film Festival
Hosted by Author James Kennedy
April 26, 2016
2015-2016 Distinguished Visiting Scientist: David Reich
April 13, 2016
Laugh More, Yell Less: Finding Your Parenting Super-Power!
A talk with Dr. Robert Zeitlin
March 10, 2016