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

FCNL is seeking applications for their 2023-2024 Young Adult Program Assistants. Apply by Feb 10. Work as full-time staff members of FCNL from Summer 2023 to Summer 2024 and build expertise in advocacy from a public interest perspective.
https://apply.workable.com/friendscommittee/j/C6399D659C/

Free workshop w Friends Peace Teams West Papua/Phillipines on the Power of Goodness. The Fri Dec 9 6:30pm workshop will explore stories from around the world of how people reacted peacefully + nonviolently when others threatened or hurt them. See https://friendspeaceteams.org/pog-new-girl/

Engaging with conflict and challenging hate: Toolkit for action is the title of a really insightful guide put together by British Friends. While it draws in examples from the UK, the lessons are applicable well beyond it. https://www.quaker.org.uk/blog/engaging-with-conflict-a-toolkit-for-difficult-times

Pendle Hill has a number of job openings https://quakerfahe.com/2022/11/05/pendle-hill-hiring-for-office-and-hand-on-roles/

Want to attend this year's Annual Meeting and Quaker Public Policy Institute but not sure you can make it to D.C.? Join us online! You've got until Nov. 9 to register, so please don't delay! #peace #justice #advocacy https://act.fcnl.org/survey/virtual-annual-meeting-2022/?source=fcnlwebnav

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  • Right Sharing of World Resources - rswr.org