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.
Every year at the Gathering there are several week-long workshops with a focus on antiracism. Workshops will be posted in January.
Some workshops are geared for different skill levels – learn more about Anti-racism workshop levels
During the afternoons at the Gathering, there are many options of programs to choose from. FGC’s People of Color Center and the American Friends Service Committee center both often offer programs with a focus on antiracism. Check back in late spring for further program details.
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 conducted a two-part anti-racism and liberation training for the High School community.
Plans for anti-racism programming for Junior Gathering participants are underway.
Check back for plans for the 2023 Gathering.
Check back in the winter for more information about Evening Programs