Western Friend logo
News

Apply to Uproot Racism

Published: July 23, 2021

~

Several Quaker organizations have formed a new coalition to accelerate the work to end white supremacy among and beyond Friends – including the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), Friends Council on Education, Friends General Conference, and Pendle Hill.

The coalition plans to host a community of practice (a group of folks learning and experimenting together) of 80 or so people from throughout the Religious Society of Friends, seeking racial parity and with substantial representation from LGBTQ and young Friends. Through one virtual and one in-person retreat and intervening monthly zoom sessions from September, 2021 through June, 2022, they will design, execute and reflect on strategies for change; create and share a set of teaching tools and resources to promote best practices; plan for sustained racial justice work in participants’ home communities; and catalyze sustained work on reparations, decolonization, and abolition. Lisa Graustein and Niyonu Spann will serve as facilitators for all sessions.

Apply by August 15, 2021.
Click here to learn more about this initiative and find out how to participate.


from Vanessa Julye, Friends General Conference