The 30th Annual Mercer D. Tate '48 Lecture will be held on Friday, October 22.
The lecture, which will be held on Friday, October 22, 10:10-11 a.m., was established in 1992 in honor and memory of Mercer D. Tate '48, a lifer at Germantown Friends School, and features prominent speakers from various fields of public service.
Tate was a dedicated public servant devoted to the GFS community and to Philadelphia. Among his many public service activities, he was the democratic leader of the ninth ward in Philadelphia, president of the Fellowship Commission, president of the United Neighborhood Centers of America, and a delegate to the Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention, where he helped rewrite the state constitution.
Countryman has been an educator and leader of great consequence and impact—not only at GFS but in foremost institutions around the world. Joining us as the 2021 Mercer Tate lecturer, she will speak to the community about her advocacy and service work related to education and equity.