Evening Programs Events
Lisa Graustein is a member of Beacon Hill Friends Meeting and one of the hosts of Three Rivers Meeting, both in New England Yearly Meeting. Lisa’s current call to ministry among Friends is centered on noticing, interrupting, and transforming patterns of oppression as we enact them so that we can build a more faithful, inclusive, and just Religious Society.
For our Tuesday night Evening Program, Friends from across the continent and beyond will gather in online groups around shared topics of interest. Let’s gather around issues such as family life, religious education for children and teens, climate disruption, social activism, and immigration. We’ll listen, share, learn, and build deeper connections.
Niyonu Spann is a member of Chester Monthly Meeting in Pennsylvania. She has a rich history of making music and creating workshops around peace and social justice. Together with some of her back-up vocalists, Niyonu will lead an intergenerational plenary grounded in spirit.
An old Quaker expression says, “We believe that those who are called enemies are, in fact, friends separated by misunderstanding.” Clinton Pettus has been devoted to working for education and social justice for people of color. Drawing on his lived experiences, Clinton explores the intersection of racism, colorism, sexism, and classism as they contribute to oppression and discrimination. Several colleagues will then respond from various perspectives that test the Quaker expression on misunderstandings.
Tara Houska (Couchiching First Nation Anishinaabe) is a tribal attorney, founder of Giniw Collective, and a former advisor on Native American affairs to Bernie Sanders. She spent six months on the frontlines fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline, and is currently engaged in the movement to defund fossil fuels and a years-long struggle against Enbridge's Line 3 pipeline. She is a co-founder of Not Your Mascots, a group committed to positive representation of Native peoples.