The Pacific NW Quaker Women’s Conference is returning in 2022!
After pandemic postponements in 2020 and 2021, we are ready to reunite through Zoom with a re-imagined format for this year. Please save the date and set aside this precious time for
Reconnecting with Each Other for the Common Good
Friday evening, July 29, 2022
Saturday all day, July 30, 2022
The conference will feature dynamic speakers Ellany Kayce and Kathleen Gathercoal, as well as opportunities for online small group conversations and fun.
Ellany Kayce is an enrolled tribal member of the Tlingit Nation, Raven Clan. She’s interim director of the Nakani Native Program and has extensive experience as a speaker and workshop leader. Ellany will offer us a range of tools to begin understanding each other’s cultures and belief systems and diagnose the obstacles, to discern and resist colonialism in all its forms, and build a community where equity and honesty are heartfelt realities.
Kathleen Gathercoal will speak on the new wisdom of current research on how to recover and re-connect with each other and with our work out in the world. Empowered by these old/new ways, we won’t stay overwhelmed; we can use whatever advantages we have in society to raise up those who are in the margins. Kathleen teaches at George Fox University’s Graduate School of Psychology.
We expect that this PNWQWTC will open ways to connect, learn from, and share with women from a wonderful range of Quaker meetings and churches. If you have been waiting for a Friendly chance to reunite with old friends and make new ones, this is for you. Maybe you have others in mind who would welcome this opportunity; if so, please share or forward this to them.
(The 2020 conference was postponed twice during these pandemic years. Because covid remains a threat for many, we have opted for caution in 2022. This year’s conference will be held via Zoom with support from experienced tech professionals. We are confident that together we can create a sacred space for connection and growth.)
Questions, ideas? Email webmaster[AT]pnwquakerwomen[DOT]org
We look forward to re-connecting! We have missed each other!
Conference Planning Committee (2000, 2022)
Joy Preston, clerk