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.

Contact Information


New England Yearly Meeting of Friends

901 Pleasant Street, Worcester, MA 01602

(508) 754-6760 - [email protected]