Friend in Residence

Vanessa Julye is a member of Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. She serves as the Nurturing Ministries Coordinator, Ministry on Racism and Youth Ministries Programs for Friends General Conference and has worked for FGC for about thirteen years.  She has co-authored, Fit for Freedom, Not for Friendship Quakers, African Americans, and the Myth of Racial Justice.  She has published numerous articles on Quakers and racism and travels throughout the United States and abroad speaking and leading workshops on related issues.  Vanessa holds a B.A. from Temple University. She brings to us an awareness of how white supremacy has left out all people of color.  By addressing the history of Quakers and racism, Vanessa works to help all Quakers move to a place of Beloved Community that is racially inclusive in all ways.

Vanessa Julye from Quaker Speak video
Vanessa Julye
Quaker Speak video 2014