August 9, 2023

The Steering Committee of the Quaker Coalition for Uprooting Racism believes we have a responsibility to name the patterns of white supremacy culture and racism that we have experienced, witnessed, and heard the pain from throughout the Religious Society of Friends and associated organizations. To that end, we have created a guide with examples of harm and interventions towards racial justice, attached to this email. This guide, inspired by the work of Tema Okun and several Quaker institutions, points to the ways that we see White Supremacy Culture weaving its way into Quaker culture and suggests methods to disrupt it. Each organization represented in the Steering Committee has committed to having discussions about these patterns, and we invite our network and others in Quaker communities to join us. 


The Quaker Coalition for Uprooting Racism Steering Committee 

  • Lauren Brownlee, Friends Committee on National Legislation 
  • Francisco Burgos, Pendle Hill 
  • Willie Colon 
  • Linnea Halsten, Friends General Conference 
  • Vanessa Julye, Friends General Conference 
  • Frances Kreimer, Pendle Hill 
  • Deborra Sines Pancoe, Friends Council on Education 
  • Zenaida Peterson, Quaker Voluntary Service 
  • Hanae Togami, Friends General Conference 
  • Bobby Trice, Friends Committee on National Legislation 
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