GPQM invites you to Early-Spring Gathering, April 8, 2023, on Zoom

Join us on Zoom for a Green Pastures Quarterly Meeting Early-Spring Gathering from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, April 8, 2023. We will share a program, Friendship, and one item of business. The Zoom link can be obtained by writing us at .

Our presenter, Desiraé Simmons, will speak on Black Lives Matter—What Are We Called to Do? Desiraé is co-director of the Interfaith Center for Peace and Justice in Ann Arbor.

Since moving to Ypsilanti from Boston, she has co-hosted a resistance march focused on the love, resilience, and history of activism in the community; organized for affordable housing, keeping a school within the Ypsilanti Community School district, and a Community Benefits Ordinance; ran for City Council as a nonpartisan candidate; and she currently holds leadership positions within the Washtenaw County Democratic Party and serves on a citizen committee for housing affordability and accessibility. (See bio:

Our plan for the day:

  • Worship
  • Report on Michigan Friends Center
  • Presentation by Desiraé Simmons on Black Lives Matter – what are we called to do?
  • Small group discussion
  • Lunch socializing
  • Closing worship

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LEYM Annual Meeting will be held in-person June 15-18 2023 at Ashland University. Check out all the exciting details here:

Green Pastures Quarterly Meeting has a good looking program lined up for April 8. Presenter Desiraé Simmons will speak on Black Lives Matter—What Are We Called to *Do*? Details and access info here:

Last week LEYM’s Representative Meeting was exciting on so many levels. Clerk Susan Loucks ably led us through a hybrid Open Space process where Friends in the Room joined Friends in the Zoom for discussion on topics that matter to us. And the food! Thanks Broadmead Friends!


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On March 4 at 2pm EST LEYM is offering a free online workshop entitled Data Brokers and Modern Surveillance: Dangers for Marginalized People. We’ll be meeting via zoom. Details at

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