Friends General Conference

Nurturing faith and Quaker practice


Upcoming events offered by FGC, including workshops, trainings, retreats and other opportunities.

High School Program participants live together creating community through a multitude of activities during the week. An intense and amazing, fun-packed Quaker experience.

Children and Teens | Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 2:00pm
Dr. Kimmerer is a mother, plant ecologist, writer and SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, New York. She serves as the founding Director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment whose mission is to create programs which draw on the wisdom of both indigenous and scientific knowledge for our shared goals of sustainability. Her research interests include the role of traditional ecological knowledge in ecological restoration and the ecology of mosses. In collaboration with tribal partners, she and her students have an active research program in the ecology and restoration of plants of cultural significance to Native people. She is active in efforts to broaden access to environmental science education for Native students, and to create new models for integration of indigenous philosophy and scientific tools on behalf of land and culture. She is engaged in programs which introduce the benefits of traditional ecological knowledge to the scientific community, in a way that respects and protects indigenous knowledge.
Evening Programs | Monday, July 2, 2018 - 7:00pm
This year on Tuesday, instead of Interest Groups, we have the special gift of hearing from three Quakers who will be sharing their journeys and understandings of Quaker truths: Oskar Pierre Castro, Paula Palmer, and Andrew Tomlinson.
Evening Programs | Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 7:00pm
Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, is the Pastor Greenleaf Christian Church, Architect of the Moral Monday-Forward Together Movement, President of North Carolina NAACP, and Chair of the Political Action Committee of the National NAACP Board.
Evening Programs | Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 7:00pm
Baldemar Velásquez founded the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) in 1967. Under his leadership FLOC has set international precedents in labor history, including being the first union to negotiate multi-party collective bargaining agreements, and the first to represent H2A international guestworkers under a labor agreement. Baldemar is an internationally recognized leader in the farmwoker and immigrants rights movements.
Evening Programs | Friday, July 6, 2018 - 7:00pm