Seeking Right Relationships: Indigenous Alaskan People and Quakers

June 5, 2024 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Wednesday, June 5,  6:30 pm Pacific Time on Zoom. Registration is required at this link.

Panel contributors: Maia Genaux (Pullman-Moscow and Chena Ridge Meetings, NPYM and AFC), Cathy Walling (Alaska Friends Conference), Juulie Downs (Camas Friends Church, Sierra Cascades Yearly Meeting), Andrew Franklin (Camas Friends Church, Sierra Cascades Yearly Meeting)

Over recent years, Alaska and Sierra Cascades Friends have worked to recognize the harm Quakers have done historically to Alaska indigenous people. This panel will speak from that work, including truth tribunals, resurrecting a historical book, facing family histories, and contributing to a cultural center in an indigenous community. Following the panel, small breakout groups will provide an opportunity for Friends to share their own concerns and actions to address harm with care, and the group will gather for closing observations.

The session is hosted by the North Pacific Yearly Meeting Anti-Racism Working Group and the NPYM Peace and Social Concerns Committee. All are welcome.