Each evening at the Gathering, Friends gather for speakers, performances, or to explore topics in depth. These Evening Programs will be at the 2023 Gathering at Western Oregon University in Monmouth, OR.

Miguel Angél Costop Bala, Ellany Kayce, and Rev. Dr. Randy Woodley

Listening to the Earth – A Cross-cultural Conversation

Date: Monday, July 3, 2023
Time: 7:00pm

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Interest Groups

Date: Tuesday, July 4, 2023
Time: 7:00pm

Spend the evening exploring a topic of your choice!
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Lauren Brownlee

Listening as a Prerequisite for Solidarity

Date: Wednesday, July 5, 2023
Time: 7:00pm

Lauren Brownlee is Friends Committee on National Legislation’s inaugural Associate General Secretary for Community & Culture and the leader of the new FCNL Community & Culture team. She supports FCNL’s Quaker engagement, young adult program, and Friends Place on Capitol Hill and helps to steward FCNL’s shared anti-racism, anti-bias, justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion commitments.

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Margery Post Abbott, Cherice Bock, and Gretchen Castle

Abiding Together in the Life and Power

Date: Thursday, July 6, 2023
Time: 7:00pm

Gretchen Castle, Dean of Earlham School of Religion, Cherice Bock who is a recorded minister and founding co-clerk of Sierra Cascades Yearly Meeting, and Margery Post Abbott, an author and Released Friend under the care of Multnomah Monthly Meeting, bring differing life experiences and engagement in varied traditions of Friends to a conversation on where we find life among Friends.

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Music Under the Oregon Sky

DJ OHLA

Date: Friday, July 7, 2023
Time: 7:00pm

Friday Night will be an evening of music and dancing for all ages!

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