Friend in Residence
Haverford's Friend in Residence program brings gifted and experienced Quakers to campus for extended interactions with students, staff faculty, and the community. The aim is to stimulate reflection on the connections between academic pursuits and "letting one's life speak."
The purpose of the Friend in Residence program is to enrich the educational experience for Haverford's students, deepen the school's appreciation of its Quaker roots and strengthen the College's connections within the broader Quaker community.
Sponsored by the President's Office and the Quaker Affairs Office.
Jens and Spee Braun: Feb 18 - Mar 6, 2015 — "Safety Fourth: Nurturing Courage for a Thriving World"
Spee and Jens Braun are co-founders of the Quaker Intentional Village – Canaan
Spee's passion and paid employment is international humanitarian work, which she does for Save the Children and other organizations. Jens is very involved with the Alternatives to Violence Project internationally and with food production and preservation at QIVC. Among their many projects are bee-keeping, shepherding, orcharding, soil improvement, and natural building. They have lived and worked in many countries around the world, including Ecuador, Palestine, and Costa Rica. In 2009, Jens completed building their three-bedroom First Day Cottage house, which is heated with wood.
Arising out of their experience at QIVC, Jens and Spee have developed a guiding principle for reorganizing our individual and collective priorities. Called “Safety Fourth,” the principle encourages people to be courageous and alive so that the community and the world benefit from their fullest gifts and so that we may grow into the beloved community that the Divine desires.
Jens and Spee will be visiting classrooms and student groups, and meeting with students individually. To schedule an opportunity for yourself or with your student group, contact email@example.com.
Public Events Schedule
- Friday, February 20 at 11:30 am, Dining Center, Bryn Mawr Room - "Is Quakerism at Haverford a Myth?"
- Friday, February 20 – Sunday, February 22 - Alternatives to Violence Project - Basic and Training for Facilitators Workshops
- Tuesday, February 24 at 4:15 p.m., Whitehead Campus Center 205 - Responding to HIV/AIDS and Ebola in Real Life (vs. in the Media): An interactive workshop
- Thursday, February 26 at 6:00 p.m., Dining Center, Swarthmore Room - Non-Profits Abroad: Careers in International Service
- Monday, March 2 from 3:30-6:30 p.m., CPGC Cafe - Meet Jens! Careers in Ecosystems/Sustainability! or Meet with Spee! International Relief and Development Career Connections. Contact Chloe Tucker to schedule an appointment.
- Thursday, March 5 at 6:30 p.m., Ehaus, 15 Hannum Drive, 1st Floor - Safety Fourth: Nurturing Courage for a Thriving World. Dinner hosted by Ehaus at 6:30, dialogue with Spee and Jens starting at 7:30.
- Saturday, March 7 – Saturday, March 14, Upstate New York - Alternative Spring Break in a Quaker Intentional Community