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Quaker lobbyist to discuss social justice

A Quaker lobbyist will discuss “Civil Discourse and Civil Action in Uncivil Times” at a lecture Thursday in Canisius College’s Science Hall.

The talk by Christine Ashley, field secretary of Friends Committee on National Legislation, a Quaker lobbying organization based in Washington D.C., will start at 7 p.m.

Ashley will examine the tools used by Quakers in faith-based lobbying on national and international issues in Washington, D.C. She also will explain the 75-year history of Friends Committe’s advocacy on social justice, environmental concerns, foreign policy, and government reform issues. An open discussion will follow.

For details, contact Sue Tannehill at 406-8495 or

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