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Last Day to Register for Quaker Women Conference

Published: July 22, 2022


Today – July 23 – is the last day to register.

Pacific NW Quaker Women's Theology Conference

July 29-30, 2022
Click here to register.

We hope you join us! 

Our theme this year is "Reconnecting with Each Other for the Common Good."  We will consider the idea of reconnection through the particular lens of relationships with indigenous people. We hope this will be a time for learning, sharing, for being gentle with ourselves on a challenging issue and yet remaining accountable. 

You'll hear dynamic speakers and take part in online small group conversations and fun break-time activities. Ellany Kayce and Kathleen Gathercoal will offer us a range of tools to begin understanding ourselves and 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.

Ellany Kayce is an enrolled tribal member of the Tlingit Nation, Raven Clan. She's executive director of the Nakani Native Program and is a noted speaker. An intriguing bit of information about Ellany is that she worked with Robin DiAngelo, author of White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism in the 1990's. Ellany contributed to DiAngelo's later book, What Does It Mean to be White? in Chapter 15, Racism and Specific Racial Groups.  

“Nakani” is a Tlingit word for a person or entity which serves as a connector and go-between for different people, places and cultures. Ellany is a nakani. 

The conference will maintain the tradition of having home groups for discussions on queries, including how to be an ally. We will not be writing and sharing papers this year, however.

Sessions begin at 6:30 pm Friday, July 29th, ending 5:00 pm Saturday July 30th. This year it will be on zoom. 

Click here for more information about the conference.

from Judy Maurer, Conference Co-Clerk