The good news is that racist and antiracist are not fixed identities. We can be a racist one minute and an antiracist the next. What we say about race, what we do about race, in each moment, determines what-not who-we are.Ibram X. Kendi from How to be an Antiracist
This observation by Ibram X. Kendi aligns with the Quaker notion of continuing revelation. There is always room to grow and more to learn. White Friends have made progress in their antiracism efforts…and there’s more work to do. In 2017, FGC made a commitment to transform into an actively antiracist faith community. The Gathering unites with this commitment by offering a variety of antiracism events for Friends to participate in.
Gathering events for People of Color only are listed here.
Learn more about Anti-racism workshop levels
Afternoon Activities are publicized in June
The 2020 High School Meeting for Business discerned a commitment to anti-racism – and a leading to provide mandatory anti-racism training to the High School Community. At FGC’s 2022 Young Adult and Youth (YAY) event, Creative Praxis will conduct a two-part anti-racism and liberation training for the High School community.
Plans for anti-racism programming for Junior Gathering participants are underway.
Yolanda Webb is an accomplished professional and the CEO and Principal Advisor for the WEBB Advisory Group. Yolanda is known for helping turn around organizations facing issues of racial bias and the miscommunication caused by cultural incompetency. Yolanda will help us ask how we self-actualize and move beyond humans having a spiritual experience to spiritual beings having a human experience.
Reggie Harris and Greg Greenway are on a pilgrimage together. The racial divisions that are the reality of America started them in two different worlds, but the bonds of music, respect, admiration, and shared vision brought them together as friends and colleagues. The musical and spiritual blooming of this history has become Deeper Than the Skin, the telling of their stories through words and music.