Acting in Faith with AFSC!
Join AFSC staff and friends for a week of virtual workshops and afternoon events to explore the spiritual grounding for action, the nuts and bolts of organizing, and tangible ways you can work for social change in your community. Get engaged to work for peace with justice on inter-related issues.
Workshops led by AFSC Staff
AFSC staff are co-leading two virtual workshops at the Gathering, one full day on June 28th and one 5 day throughout the week:
- Decolonizing our Future: Our Road to Liberation - 5 days/1 90 minute webinar per day (Nia Eubanks-Dixon and Sophia Burns)
- Defunding Hate, Investing in Love and Community- 1 day/3 90 minute webinars on June 28th (Peniel Ibe, Gabriela Flora, Layne Mullett, Maggie Fogarty, and Chia-Chia Wang)
A Series of Afternoon Events
Afternoon events will include:
- Accompaniment as anti-racist practice for social change with Lucy Duncan
Monday June 29 4:00pm
At this moment when there is so much political tumult and a need to show up in principled ways for Black Lives Matter, immigrants, queer and trans people and so many other folks who are directly impacted by injustice, accompaniment as spiritual practice offers a way for deep relational shifting and for showing up for the long haul while learning deeply how to be present for both the momentary and longer term needs of the community you are hoping to support. We will do group exercises to explore accompaniment, then talk about spiritual practices that support learning together and practicing Beloved community as Quakers hoping to broaden our social change work and effectiveness.
- Bystander Intervention training: Interrupt instances of harassment and violence wherever you are with Lucy Duncan
Wednesday July 1 4:00pm
Learn how to intervene in public instances of racist, anti-Asian, anti-Black, anti-Muslim, anti-Trans, and other forms of oppressive interpersonal violence and harassment.
We'll explore "do's and don'ts" of bystander intervention and consider scenarios and how to respond effectively taking the lead from the person being harassed. Learn not only how to intervene on the streets, but how to teach and train others on these methods.
- No way to treat a child: Support the movement to end the abuse of Palestinian children with Lucy Duncan
Friday July 3 4:00pm
In 2015, AFSC and Defense for Children International-Palestine launched the No Way to Treat a Child campaign to challenge the Israeli occupation of Palestinians by exposing the systematic ill-treatment of Palestinian children in Israeli military detention. Since then, the campaign has mobilized Quakers, other faith communities, and many others across the U.S. to urge Congress to work to stop the detention of Palestinian children and end the occupation. Learn about the issue through a film screening and ways you can support the campaign.
For more information and to register, go to www.fgcquaker.org/gathering