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At Medford Leas, both residents and the greater community can discover new pathways and possibilities for a rich and fulfilling life through our Pathways to Learning© Program and ongoing community events. The Medford Leas Campus Art Gallery is open daily from 9:00 am - 8:00 pm.  We also regularly host luncheons or informative events for prospective residents and their families to learn more about life in the community.

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April 2019

Leas Forum: Treading Water at the Shark Café – Memoir of the Yugoslav Wars

April 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Medford Campus Theater, One Medford Leas Way
Medford, NJ 08055 United States
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No fee.  No Registration. Treading Water at the Shark Café is the story of an American Quaker woman’s extraordinary journey of witness and discovery from her Philadelphia home to the war zones of the former Yugoslavia. Set against a background of violence, her story focuses on young students, who envisioned a better world, taking incredible risks to make their dreams come true. Lyndon Back is a writer and researcher. She graduated from State University of New York, Oneonta, and received…

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May 2019

Leas Forum: John Woolman, Quaker Abolitionist: Black Lives Matter – Still Pertinent 300 Years Later

May 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Medford Campus Theater, One Medford Leas Way
Medford, NJ 08055 United States
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No fee.  No Registration. In the 1700s, John Woolman, Burlington County Quaker minister traveled from New Jersey to North Carolina to try to convince his fellow Quakers to give up their African-American slaves. He believed slavery was an ungodly act and that no one should participate in it. Historian Alvin Corbett will discuss his research about John Woolman. Corbett is a board member of the Underground Railroad Museum of Burlington County, NJ. He is a researcher in the areas of…

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Leas Forum: Timbuctoo, NJ

May 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Medford Campus Theater, One Medford Leas Way
Medford, NJ 08055 United States
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No fee.  No Registration. Timbuctoo is an unincorporated community in Westampton Township, Burlington County, New Jersey.  Deed records in the Burlington County Clerk’s Office indicate the first land purchases by African Americans in the area now known as Timbuctoo occurred in 1826. Early Timbuctoo residents included former slaves and free persons.  At its peak, it had more than 130 home, a school, an AME Zion Church and a cemetery.  Learn more about the people who lived there from one of…

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