New England Yearly Meeting

A community of Quakers and Quaker meetings across New England.

Workshop: Noticing Patterns of Oppression


Saturday, March 9, 2019 (All day)


Friends Meetinghouse
26 Benvenue St.
Wellesley , MA


In 2018 the Yearly Meeting in Sessions charged Ministry & Counsel with creating a process to name people to help us see when and how we are enacting patterns of oppression. The Noticing Patterns Working Group is clear that we need time together to build the skills of noticing and sharing awareness of these patterns in ways that invite people in, build community, and help us become more God-centered and just.

The Working Group will host a day-long workshop on Saturday, March 9th at Wellesley (MA) Friends Meeting and hope you can join us! The workshop will be a chance to learn about and experiment with the practice the Working Group has developed, gain skills for talking about patterns of oppression, and connect with other Friends who want to help move our shared work forward.

All Friends are welcome, whether if you are new to social justice work or have been doing it for a long time, Young Friends and adults. Please consider encouraging others from your meeting to attend. To register, click this link.

Accessibility: Wellesley Meeting has level access, gender-free, single-user accessible bathrooms, and hearing assistance devices. Please let us know of other ways we can make this workshop accessible when you register.

Contact Information

Lisa Graustein

New England Yearly Meeting of Friends

901 Pleasant Street, Worcester, MA 01602

(508) 754-6760 - [email protected]