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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
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: https://www.icpj.org/blog/about/bios/)
Our plan for the day:
- 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