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Vigil Honoring Those Killed in School Violence

Ocean Park Timberland Library 1308 256th Place, Ocean Park Sunday June 26th, 12:30pm

The Lower Columbia Worship Group is hosting a remembrance and vigil for all the students and teachers who have died as the result of school violence in the recorded history of this country, with special attention to those recently lost in Uvalde, TX. Visitors may come and go as they need to from 12:30-3:30pm. Please feel free to bring short prayers or poems to share with others. This is not intended as a politically based gathering.

Meeting ID: 867 9256 3988 Passcode 450163
Send questions to lowercolumbiaquakers@gmail.com

Quaker Push for Reparations

Congress has finally taken steps to address reparations for slavery. If passed, the Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans Act (H.R. 40) would examine the detrimental impacts that slavery continues to have today. In local communities, some Friends are also beginning to address this original sin.

At June’s Quaker Changemaker event, “H.R. 40 and the Quaker Push for Reparations,” we’ll learn how FCNL and F/friends are advocating for reparations in Congress and local communities.

Register to join the conversation on Wednesday, June 22 at 6:30 p.m. EDT. 

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Join us to hear FCNL’s Domestic Policy Associate Abibat Rahman-Davies discuss FCNL’s advocacy for reparations on Capitol Hill, and to hear from Lucy Duncan about Green Street Monthly Meeting’s work on reparations. FCNL’s Quaker Outreach Coordinator Bobby Trice will moderate the conversation.

PRESENTATION: Dr. David Lewis on Chinookans of the Wapato Valley (Zoom)

This presentation will survey the Chinookans peoples of the Wapato Valley, the area known as Portland Metro today. We will look at the various Chinook tribes that lived in their area, their lifeways and cultures and economies. We will then address the changes made to the tribes when settlers came, their challenges and adaptations. We will follow these people to the Grand Ronde Indian Reservation to see how they were managed by the federal government. In the midst of the presentation we will look at questions about their lands, rights and forceful removal.

David G. Lewis, PhD is a member of the Confederated tribes of Grand Ronde, a descendant of the Chinook,

Takelma, and Santiam Kalapuya tribes. He is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Ethnic Studies at Oregon State University.
This is the final presentation from the Ad Hoc Committee on Right Relationship with Indigenous Peoples. Zoom Meeting ID: 838 6799 5077 Passcode: 264672

Poor People’s Campaign Moral March!

Join FCNL in Washington, D.C. on June 18 for the Poor People’s Campaign Moral March! Many FCNL Advocacy Team members will be attending the Moral March, and we would love to meet up for a picnic together when you’re in town. Learn more at fcnl.org.

Native Plant Field Trip

At Louise and Mark Merkens’ home, 1 Icarus Loop, Lake Oswego.  

This is a followup from the Peace and Justice January program on native plants that was presented by Jim Kessler from Iowa.  Jim described to us the conversion of farmland to a thriving prairie habitat.  Their garden shows a shady woodland option with native plants that support our food web.  It will be an “open house”. Louise will give people tours, provide a plant list, information about the Backyard Habitat Program and other resources.  Come rain or shine.  

Those who are unable to come at the scheduled time are welcomed to contact Louise for a “private” tour at a time that works for both you and Louise.

Indigenous-led Organizing Today: A Panel Discussion

This is the third of four monthly educational presentations to prepare the MMM community for the discussion of the minute regarding right relationship with indigenous people at the July NPYM annual session. Offered by the ad hoc Committee on Right Relationship with Indigenous People. Everyone invited.

Presenters:

  • Sande Bea Allman (Oglala Lakota/Nimiipuu) is the Chief Community Engagement and Development Officer for Native American Rehabilitation Association NW. For over 37 years she has led the fundraising for the annual Delta Park Powwow and Encampment.
  • Justine Flynn (Grande Ronde) is currently the Youth Education Manager for the Confederated Tribes of Grande Ronde. She taught with the Chinuk Language Education Project for four years and she holds a Masters degree in Teaching with a focus on Dual Language Learning and Culturally Responsive Teaching.
  • Tom Kunesh (Standing Rock Lakota) recently convened a gathering of indigenous Quakers and he attends Nashville Friends Meeting. He is a leader in protecting and educating about indigenous sites in Tennessee.

Join us on 6/7 at 6:30pm when David Williams, Native Scholar, will offer the final presentation of this series.
Zoom link: bit.ly/3kv3hHa
Meeting ID: 897 9130 5310 Passcode: 465622

Welcoming The Return Of Vanessa Julye to the PNW

Vanessa Julye from FGC will give a talk entitled “Continuing Revelation Is Calling for Transformation In the Religious Society of Friends.” Transformation in the Religious Society of Friends depends on a shift in our narrative. We should understand and acknowledge our collective past, so we can move forward in healing the harm our White Supremacist structure has caused. What collective change is necessary to activate the structural transformation required for an equitable Religious Society of Friends?

The evening will start with a potluck dinner out in the Multnomah Friends Meeting garden (socially- distanced chairs) weather permitting. The talk will be from 6-8pm.

This event is sponsored by Friends for Racial Justice. Attendance is free, but we do need your registration to plan for childcare. Registration deadline for in-person attendance is Sun 5/8; the deadline for virtual attendance is Tues 5/10. Register at bit.ly/Vanessa2022.

BCFM Peace and Justice Program

Yara Aburamadan – Life in Gaza
Yara is a Palestinian exchange student from Gaza taking part in the YES program exchange. She will be presenting on her life and experiences growing up in Gaza under occupation. She is a “Youth Ambassador” and has created this presentation to spread awareness and offer insight into life in Gaza.

North Pacific Yearly Meeting Pre-Annual Session Worship Groups in June. Register before May 24th

Worship Groups give opportunities to get to know one another in small groups and to deepen our awareness of the life of the spirit in ourselves and each other.
Pre-Annual Session Worship groups will be entirely online and separate from the Annual Session ones. They are open to everyone, whether planning to attend the Annual Session in person, online, or not at all.

There will be four weekly sessions during June. These groups will focus on where we are in our spiritual journeys.

A separate registration here is needed prior to May 24th.