Toward Right Relationship with America’s Native Peoples, May 19, 2018

The Green Pastures Quarterly Meeting (GPQM) spring gathering will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, May 19, 2018, at Michigan Friends’ Center 7748 Clark Lake Rd., Chelsea, Michigan.

Michigan Friends Center exteriorThe May program will include a special two-hour workshop: Toward Right Relationship with America’s Native Peoples, led by Friends from New York Yearly Meeting–Liseli Haines, Buffy Curtis, Cindy Squillace, and Jack Manno. The workshop is “experiential, including historical context and Quaker involvement” and will offer us tools to become allies. It is based on Paula Palmer’s work by the same name, described on the website of Boulder (Colorado) Monthly Meeting.

This will be followed in the afternoon  by a debriefing and an exploration of how to be Allies and what the next steps might be.  Also, their  25-year-old project NOON (Neighbors of the Onandaga Nations) will be discussed by the founders, Cindy and Jack.

• 9:00 Arrival and light breakfast
• 9:20 Meeting for Worship for the Conduct of Business
• 10:45 Workshop on Right Relationship with America’s Native Peoples
• 12:45 Lunch and Enjoyment of Friends Lake
• 1:45 – 4:00 Debriefing; How to be Allies—Taking the Next Steps

If possible, please let the Clerk know if you’re coming so adequate food can be prepared by Birmingham Friends (donations toward the cost of lunch would be welcomed).

Children? Please tell the Clerk right away so we can prepare a youth program!

Questions? Please contact Raelyn Joyce, GPQM clerk, 269 345-0489, Kalamazoo Friends Meeting.