Friends General Conference

Together we nurture the spiritual vitality of Friends

Events for People of Color only

These are the events offered at the 2021 Gathering that will be for People of Color only. If you live life and identify as a Person of Color, please join us. To understand why People of Color-only spaces are necessary, read this article from The Arrow.

Events at the 2021 Gathering


Pre-Gathering Retreat for Friends of Color and their Families

The Pre-Gathering Retreat for Friends of Color and their Families will be held from the evening of Friday, June 25 to the afternoon of Sunday, June 27, 2021. Find up-to-date information about the Retreat at the webpage here.


Daily Lunchtime Affinity Space: Gathering for Fellowship for Friends of Color Only

Monday through Friday                                                                                                                12:00PM – 1:30PM EDT

Facilitator: Vanessa Julye

Come to meet and talk with other Friends of Color. We will create our own agenda which may include sharing our experiences as Friends.


Workshops for Friends of Color Only

Monday - Friday, 2:00-3:30pm EDT: Deepening the Conversation and Building Community led by Marlene Coach, Bertha Pena, Tomi Nagai-Rothe, and Elanna Reber - read the full workshop description

Saturday, July 3, 12:00 - 6:30pm EDT: Discovering, Developing, and Acknowledging our Spiritual Gifts led by Regina Renee Ward & Diego Navarro - read the full workshop description