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25th Anniversary Weekend Celebration
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25th Anniversary Weekend Celebration

***THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED INDEFINITELY due to covid-19*** ll Friday Fellowship family members: Mark your calendars to gather, celebrate, and reconnect on May 29-30, 2020 in Chapel Hill, NC. Wildacres Leadership Initiative will celebrate the 25th anniversary of WLI and the William C. Friday Fellowship for Human Relations in 2020.

5/29/2020 to 5/30/2020
When: May 29-30, 2020
Where: Chapel Hill, North Carolina 
Contact: Hunter Corn

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Most events will be held at the Friday Conference Center in Chapel Hill.
Tentative Schedule
Friday, May 29, 2020

6:00pm -- 25th Anniversary Weekend Kickoff at the Friday Conference Center

6:30pm  -- Dinner

All Friday Fellowship community members and family are welcome at this informal dinner at the Friday Conference Center.

While there will be a very brief program this evening, more time and space is provided here for Fellows to gather, move about the room, visit in a relaxed setting, and enjoy a meal together in the style of a homecoming or family reunion.

Post a notice, make an plan before the weekend, or encourage folks to join group gatherings tomorrow in one of the open meeting rooms (see below).  


Saturday, May 30, 2020

7:30am-10:30am -- Breakfast snacks available at the Friday Conference Center

9:00am-11:00am -- Family Friendly Visit to the North Carolina Botanical Garden (approx 2 miles from the Friday Center)

You may join a group of Fellows visiting the Display Gardens or walking the Piedmont Nature Trails.

9:00am-11:30am -- Special partnership program in RTP with UNC-TV.  Join a small audience for a taping of a Friday Fellowship special.

9:00am-4:00pm  -- Three small meeting rooms available for Fellows to meet, plan collaborations, reminiscence, decide how to continue to relate to one another, mediate, read, anything!  Have you needed to meet with a few other Fellows about a possible project or just to chat?  Here is the opportunity, time, and space!  Contact another Friday Fellow before the weekend, and plan to meet during this time period.  Do you want to gather in circle with your classmates again?  Call them and pick an hour or two to meet!

12:00pm-1:00pm  -- Lunch at the Friday Conference Center

2:00pm-4:00pm  --  Open community program at the Friday Conference Center.  A free community screening of the NC documentary "Chairman Jones: An Improbable Leader" with filmmaker and NC resident Anna Jones.  Bill Friday makes two appearances in this film.  The film was also viewed as part of the curriculum in the most recent Fellowship class.

6:00pm  -- Finale Dinner at the Friday Conference Center



Wildacres Leadership Initiative is connected with Wildacres Retreat, Little Switzerland, NC.