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

Friends Meetings around LEYM are preparing their unique “Story Trees” for sharing during our interactive rollcall at this year’s annual sessions. Should be a great opportunity to learn about the Meetings in our region. Get Story Tree toolkits in via http://leym.org/annual

Registration is now open for our end of July Annual Sessions http://leym.org/annual and you’re invited. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPE_abvrQWg

Check out this important Quaker Call to Action - “An invitation to a national dialogue on the urgent threats to our democracy and what's at stake.” https://quakercall.net

Opportunity to get MA paid for at Bluffton Univ. + run the Lion & Lamb Peace Arts Center! See https://www.bluffton.edu/employment/ga-lion-lamb.aspx?fbclid=IwAR26GoE_1chghP9N0xuVqRqxcyKKIhS1HWmZzkdfh1Q4d6o8d-SooN7Snrs

There’s an opening in the Ann Arbor Friends Meeting’s Residential Community. Great living opportunity for the right person. Details at https://leym.org/aa-residential-community/

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  • American Friends Service Committee - afsc.org
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  • Friends World Committee for Consultation: World Office - fwcc.world
  • Right Sharing of World Resources - rswr.org