New England Yearly Meeting

A community of Quakers and Quaker meetings across New England.

From Talk to Action


Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 7:30pm


Beacon Hill Friends House
6 Chestnut St
Boston , MA


Tonight's speaker is Shay Stewart-Bouley, a Chicago native born at the crossroads of working-class, Black and female. In the early 2000s, Shay moved from her native Chicago to Maine and, as a Black woman living in one of the least diverse spaces in the United States, found herself writing regularly about race relations, social justice, and white supremacy.

Shay is a prolific blogger at her award-winning blog, Black Girl in Maine, where a major theme is race but also daily life as a Black, middle-aged woman in a world where these traits frequently are not valued. Shay holds an undergraduate degree from DePaul University and a masters of education degree in administration and supervision from Antioch University New England. 

This event is part of the Beacon Hill Friends House Speaker Series.

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