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All Maine Gathering
Quakers from around Maine are invited to gather to build connections with each other, and to educate ourselves concerning Maine’s indigenous peoples
Schedule for the day
9:00 a.m. Fellowship & light refreshment
9:30-10:15 Meeting for Worship
10:15-10:30 Welcome & Introductions
10:30-11:45 Meeting for Worship for Business Falmouth QM & Vassalboro QM will meet separately
12:00-12:45 Lunch: Friends from FQM are invited to contribute to a simple meal (sign up via registration form.) FSP prefers that we not use disposable items. We expect to have sufficient bowls, plates and utensils, but please bring your own mug/water bottle/cloth napkin.
1:00-3:30 Program: Quakers Acting in Right Relationship with Maine's Indigenous Peoples We will be hosting a panel discussion concerning past, present, and future interactions between the Wabanaki peoples and European settlers and their descendants. Topics will include history, legislation, decolonization and how our community can be more involved. Panelists include Shirley Hager, Diane Oltarzewski, Maggie Edmondson, and State Rep. Ben Collings (D-Portland). A question/answer period will follow.
Childcare and a theme-related youth program (ages 5 and up) will be available for those registered.
Questions? Contact Sarah Sprogell (FQM Co-Convener)
Registration helps us determine resources needed for this event
Register online or send printed form to Marian Dalton / 16 Quarry Rd. / Brunswick, ME 04011
Registration by April 22nd is required for childcare or hospitality