New England Yearly Meeting

A community of Quakers and Quaker meetings across New England.

Unite to End Racism


Tuesday, April 3, 2018 (All day) to Thursday, April 5, 2018 (All day)


Washington , DC
District Of Columbia


On April 3–5, 2018 the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA (NCC) and partners will gather in Washington, D.C. for a historic event to launch its Truth and Racial Justice Initiative. As we mark 50 years since the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4, 1968, the NCC and partners will commit to do our part to eradicate the entrenched racism that grips the United States and paralyzes our ability to see every human being as equal.


Schedule At-A-Glance for April 3–5, 2018

Tuesday, April 3, 6:30 p.m.: Ecumenical Worship Service in the Orthodox Tradition, St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 2815 36th St., NW, Washington, D.C., 20007

Wednesday, April 4: ACT to End Racism Rally on the National Mall
7–8 a.m.: Silent Prayer Walk to the National Mall
8–9 a.m.: Interfaith Service
9 a.m.–4 p.m.: Rally and Call to Commitment

Thursday, April 5: National Day of Advocacy & Action

Please make sure you regularly check the website,, as event details will be updated constantly as they are confirmed. In addition, as you prepare to come to DC, here is some basic information to help you get ready.


If you are still trying to figure out how to get to DC, you can check out our Transportation webpage. There you will find information on buses that are coming to DC, preferred airports, carpool options, and how to get around DC once you get here. One note, if you plan on using the Metro public transit system to get around DC, please purchase a SmarTrip card in advance. Directions on how to do this are on the Transportation webpage,


Information about hotels and other lodging options is on the website and can be accessed here:

Spread the Word!!

Please spread the word about the rally and other events happening April 3-5. Check the website frequently as we are constantly updating information as we confirm new details. You can also share the Facebook Event created by the National Council of Churches and use hashtags #ACT2EndRacism and #rally2endracism on Twitter to spread the word. Are you Insta? Follow us on Instagram @act2endracism.

Contact Information


New England Yearly Meeting of Friends

901 Pleasant Street, Worcester, MA 01602

(508) 754-6760 - [email protected]