Do you identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and/or a Person of Color)? Are you looking for opportunities to connect with other BIPOC Friends in New England prior to our annual Sessions in August? If so, please join Emma Turcotte, Gail Melix, and Angela Hopkins for the first of three drop-in spaces for connection.
“Spaces of Support, Reflection, and Gathering for BIPOC Friends” will be an opportunity for BIPOC Friends who are in association with New England Yearly Meeting to gather in worship and respond to group queries about their experience as BIPOC Friends.
This event is offered free of charge. To receive the Zoom link, register here.
About the hosts and elders for this space:
Emma Turcotte is an Asian-American Friend who graduated from Earlham College in 2018. She is the BIPOC Opportunities Coordinator for New England Yearly Meeting and worships with Friends of Color through Friends General Conference.
Gail Melix is a member of Sandwich (MA) Meeting and serves as clerk of NEYM Earthcare Ministry. She is a board member of Native Land Conservancy, a Wampanoag led organization that rescues land.
Angela Hopkins became a Friend as an adult traveling in in Nzoia, Kenya. After traveling extensively in ministry throughout Africa and the US, she returned to join Friends in the US. Angela worshipped with Northampton (MA) Meeting before relocating to Ithaca, New York to found the Friends Center for Racial Justice.