Quaker Meeting: Reflections on Disability Justice

An event coordinated and led by Natalie Benderly, 31 March 2017.

Quaker Meeting Flier

This meeting is modeled on Quaker Meeting for Worship.

Meeting for Worship begins when the first person enters the room and takes a seat. Silent meeting is a time when friends become inwardly still and clear aside the activities of the mind and body that usually fill our attention. Enter the meeting relaxed and calm with “neither the determination to speak nor a determination to remain silent.” During the meeting, if you feel moved to respond to the query or share an unrelated anecdote, you may stand up from the silence and share it with the community. This can also be done seated. Those who speak and those who do not speak contribute equally. The meeting will end with the shaking of hands. There is an interpreter for those with hearing impairments.



The Americans with Disabilities Act (1990) requires that all college campuses make every effort to be as accessible to as many people as possible. Do you think Duke’s effort has been successful, and is this effort reflected in the perspectives and actions of those in the Duke community?