New England Yearly Meeting

A community of Quakers and Quaker meetings across New England.

Say the Wrong Thing: A workshop with Amanda Kemp


Friday, April 20, 2018 - 6:00pm to Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 6:00pm


Friends Meetinghouse
194 Long Plain Rd
Leverett , MA


Have you ever not spoken up because you were afraid of saying the wrong thing? If so, please consider coming to this workshop with Dr. Amanda Kemp, racial justice and mindfulness mentor, whose workshops offer the chance to approach racial justice from the H.E.A.R.T.* We will learn strategies for engaging in challenging but important conversations not only across color lines but across divisions of class and prejudice. She will guide us to: listen deeply; transform fear of saying the wrong thing into authentic conversation; use our voices even when others disagree; cultivate self-love, self-care, and self-forgiveness; stay connected to loved ones; know what to do when we’ve offended or been offended; and respond when confronted with racism and prejudice. [* Hold space for transformation; Express yourself; Act with intention (driven by vision); Reflect on yourself; Trust the process.]

Please join us for this opportunity to work with Amanda Kemp, who is offering this workshop especially for Friends in the Connecticut Valley region. Open to Friends from Northampton, Mt. Toby, Connecticut Valley Quarterly, and Putney Friends Meetings.

Registration is required. Please pay as you are led and as you are able. The true cost is $100 per person if 30 people attend; the space will hold up to 40. We trust that as a community we will cover the cost. Contributions are gladly accepted—even if you can’t come. To register, contact Becky Jones. Registration deadline is April 1st.


Contact Information

New England Yearly Meeting of Friends

901 Pleasant Street, Worcester, MA 01602

(508) 754-6760 - [email protected]