Winter GQPM Program – Updated

NEW: PRESENTATION POSTPONED

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Feb 19 GPQM First Nations presentation has been postponed. It will be rescheduled for a later date. A shortened GPQM event will still be held.

Michigan’s Anishinaabe People’s Social and Environmental Justice Campaigns

Join Green Pastures Quarterly Meeting online for worship, socializing, an important program and small group discussion.

Green Pastures Quarterly Meeting (GPQM), 2022 Midwinter Gathering
Saturday, February 19, 9:30 am – 2:00 pm, online.

Join the meeting using this Zoom Link or
by using Meeting ID: 880 4585 5166
Passcode: GPQMW22

The main program, presented at 10:30 a.m., will feature two speakers who are leaders in Michigan’s First Peoples campaigns:

Andrea Pierce of the Anishinaabek Caucus will discuss opposition to the Enbridge Line 5 across the Mackinac Strait, as well as the campaign to protect native species of animals (wolves) and plants (manoomin or wild rice).

Stacey Ettawageshik of Uniting Three Fires Against Violence will discuss sexual assault against women in Indian Country, including by workmen in natural gas pipeline camps.

We will also review Quaker resources for supporting our Indigenous neighbors’ justice campaigns.

Small group discussions will follow over lunch.

Detailed Schedule

  • 9:30 – 9:45 Worship
  • 9:45 – 10:15 Coffee/Chat
  • 10:30 – 12:00 Speakers/ Q&A
  • 12:00 – 12:15 Break
  • 12:15 – 1:15 Breakout groups/ discussion
  • 1:15 – 1:30 Break
  • 1:30 – 2:00 Worship

LEYM on Social Media

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

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: https://leym.org/gpqm-early-spring/

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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There’s a Quaker Chanting Workshop opportunity hosted by SEYM with Paulette Meier set for March 25 at 3pm. Registration and details at https://seymquakers.org/blog/2023/03/07/quaker-chanting-workshop-march-25th/

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 https://leym.org/pje-interest-group/

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