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Developing Right Relationships with Native Peoples

April 29, 2022, 6:30 PM - April 29, 2022, 6:30 PM US/Pacific

~ In conjunction with the Spring Gathering of Southern California Quarterly Meeting, our Racial Justice Network is hosting a Friday evening program: Developing Right Relationships with Native Peoples Friday, April 29, 2022 6:30 PM Pacific = 7:30 PM Mountain Click here to register. Panelists will share their experience and discuss the work of developing right relationships with Native Peoples, focusing on the First Peoples of the lands where we worship. Our panel participants include: Paula Palmer, Co-director of Toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples, a program of Friends Peace Teams, and a member of Boulder Meeting (IMYM). Paula is a bilingual sociologist, writer, and activist for racial justice, human rights, and environmental protection. She serves on the steering committee of Decolonizing Quakers and is a frequent speaker at the FGC Gathering and yearly and monthly meetings throughout the United States.  Paula has received numerous awards for her work, including the Elise Boulding Peacemaker of the Year Award (given by the Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center) and the Jack Gore Memorial Peace Award (given by the American Friends Service Committee). Sylvia Mendivil Salazar (of O’odham and Yoeme descent) is the volunteer Coordinator for the Office of Native American Concerns, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles Ministry. In her work with the Archdiocese, she led the development and implementation of the Native American hospitality protocol‎ with the leaders of the four Tribal Nations who are the First Peoples of the land of the Archdiocese. She is a board member for the Kuruvungna Springs Museum and Cultural Center, a Gabrielino / Tongva Springs Foundation and was the Chairperson for the Board of Directors of Pukuu Cultural Community Services for two terms. She has received many recognitions for her work, including the annual Heritage Award (in 2017) from the Aquarium of the Pacific. Suanne Ware-Diaz (Kiowa), is a retired non-profit executive who was a member of the of General Commission on and Religion and Race for the United Methodist Church and continues to work on antiracism within the church and community as a workshop leader and facilitator (Suanne will be participating via a recorded interview).