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Upcoming Meeting Events

Hybrid IN-PERSON/zoom worship: Sundays at 10:00 (Sign up for in-person)

Boulder Friends Meeting now conducts hybrid in-person/zoom worship for 10 am worship. Because of social distancing requirements, the maximum capacity of the worship room is 35. To ensure that we don’t exceed this, please sign up in advance here. Enter your name, phone number (if not in the directory; for possible contact tracing, if needed), and vaccination status. (You don’t have to indicate your vaccination status, but this information may be helpful as masking and distancing guidelines change. If you want to use an ipad or smartphone to access the sign-up sheet, you’ll need to install the ‘google sheets’ app. This isn’t necessary when you sign up from a desktop or laptop computer.

Worshiping outside on the front lawn of the Meeting House, if capacity is reached indoors or if people prefer, is permitted as long as social distancing and other guidelines are followed.

If you’re unable to access the on-line signup sheet, please call Sharon Reimer (720-643-9649) to be signed up. (Or call any friend with Internet access.)

Outdoor Sunday morning worship in Louisville: 9:30 am (our fall/winter schedule)

All are invited to outdoor worship in Cottonwood Park, Louisville, 9:30-10:30 am. The parking lot is on the south side of South Boulder Road between Via Appia and Garfield streets. Please bring a chair. For more info, contact Claudia Johnson, mzcjcj@gmail.com.

First Day School (Sunday School): Oct. 24, 10:15 – 11:30

The topic of October is the Old Testament. Strangely enough, we are going to combine it with Halloween! Kids are encouraged to wear costumes and perhaps the face masks will be color coordinated. After check-ins, we will read a picture book called “Moses in the Bulrushes,” by Warwick Hutton. We will pay particular attention to the illustrations and costumes. The craft activity is to make colorful bracelets and necklaces. After clean up and snacks, the kids will play on the playground.

Please let us know if you are coming with your children. Enter through the gate by 10:15 and pick up your kids before 11:30. We will also have Constantine and Maddy to provide outside childcare.

Enjoy the October colors!

Susan

Colorado Regional Fall Gathering, Oct. 23-24 - Register by Oct. 20!

Registration is now open for the 2021 Colorado Regional Friends Meeting
Fall Gathering. The Gathering will be held online via Zoom Oct 23-24.  

Our theme is “Stopping the Decline of Democracy into a Slide toward
Authoritarianism: How Can Friends Respond?”

The program will include worship sharing, a keynote presentation by
Quaker activist George Lakey, and other interest group sessions.

The event is being offered on a “Pay as Led” basis.

Go to www.imym.org [1] for more information and to register on-line.
Please register by October 20, 2021

Program Hour on the Process of Reorganization that AFSC is Undergoing: October 24, 1:00 – 2:00

Zoom: Gabriela Flora and Jennifer Piper of the Denver AFSC office will talk about the process of reorganization that AFSC is undergoing. What are the issues, the options, the potential consequences? Please join this discussion. 

We are now using one joining link for all of our BFM meetings.

Join Zoom Meeting with video from a computer, tablet, or smart phone:

https://zoom.us/j/96273568620?pwd=TDlDTW1SalJGUzRjT3B1dnkwbnhoZz09

Join with audio only by phone: 1-669-900-6833 (*6 to mute/unmute, *9 to raise hand)

Meeting ID: 962 7356 8620 Password: 063025

Reading and Discussion of Chief Left Hand by Margaret Coel: Oct. 30, 10:30 – 12:00
The meeting’s Working Group on Racial Justice is organizing our next all-meeting book discussion. In honor of Indigenous Peoples Day in October and Native American Heritage Month (November), we encourage Friends to read Chief Left Hand, by Boulder author Margaret Coel. This well-researched and very readable biography tells the story of the Southern Arapaho peace chief Nawath (also known as Niwot and Left Hand). Nawath’s band of Southern Arapaho made their winter camp in the Boulder Valley until 1858 when miners found gold in the foothills. To avoid conflict, Chief Nawath led his people away from Boulder onto the eastern plains. He sought peace, but his efforts were in vain. He and 230 Arapaho and Cheyenne people would die in the Sand Creek Massacre, and the surviving tribal members would be banished from Colorado.
 
Chief Left Hand, an essential book of Boulder and Colorado history, is readily available at the Boulder Library and local bookstores. Please join us for an online discussion on Saturday, Oct. 30, 10:30 to 12 noon:

We are now using one joining link for all of our BFM meetings.

Join Zoom Meeting with video from a computer, tablet, or smart phone:

https://zoom.us/j/96273568620?pwd=TDlDTW1SalJGUzRjT3B1dnkwbnhoZz09

Join with audio only by phone: 1-669-900-6833 (*6 to mute/unmute, *9 to raise hand)

Meeting ID: 962 7356 8620 Password: 063025

 

 
Please RSVP to Anne Marie Pois (pois@colorado.edu).
5th Sunday Singing on Halloween, Oct. 31, 11:30 – 12:30

There will be 5th Sunday singing on Sunday, October 31, Halloween! 
Bring your most haunted, ghoulish song requests so we can conjure up the spirit of the day! Bring kazoos!
We’ll meet from 11:30-12:30 pm outside if it’s nice enough. If we meet inside we’ll sing masked (how perfect for the occasion). There’ll be harp and guitar accompaniment, and maybe some scary drumming. Bring your friends and family.

Submitted by Carolyn Kuban, convener

Meeting House Work Day: Saturday, Nov. 20, 9-11 am

Join us in sprucing up our building and grounds!  Bring tools for leaf raking or gardening if you have them.  It’s fun working together!

Program Hour on Committee Consolidation/Reorganization: November 21, 1:00 – 2:00

Ministry & Worship Committee invites you all to a Zoom program hour of worship sharing on the topic of committee consolidation/reorganization. We are eager to address our Meeting’s increased committee burnout and hear your perceptions of the overall health of our community. 

Thanks much the committees who responded to our queries; we have carefully considered your input and have attempted to summarize the essence of what we learned. During this program hour, we will very briefly present our findings and then the remaining time will be spent in worship sharing in hopes of acquiring more light and clarity for all of us regarding this important topic. 

If your committee hasn’t responded yet but would still like to submit your responses to the queries on committee consolidation, M&W would appreciate your response, and we will do our best to include your thoughts as well.

 

We are now using one joining link for all of our BFM meetings.

Join Zoom Meeting with video from a computer, tablet, or smart phone:

https://zoom.us/j/96273568620?pwd=TDlDTW1SalJGUzRjT3B1dnkwbnhoZz09

Join with audio only by phone: 1-669-900-6833 (*6 to mute/unmute, *9 to raise hand)

Meeting ID: 962 7356 8620 Password: 063025

 

Boulder Meeting Announcements

For Consideration at Nov. 14 Business Meeting: BOULDER FRIENDS MEMORIAL MINUTES

The primary purpose of the Memorial Minute is to contribute to Quaker History by recording Quaker lives and recognizing the work that individual members of our Meeting have done to support the Religious Society of Friends. Historically, Minutes have been written for members, are published in Western Friends Journal, and are archived in Boulder Meeting as well as Intermountain Yearly Meeting.

There have been requests to extend the criteria for Memorial Minutes in the Boulder Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends to include Attenders as well as regular members. Members of Oversight & Membership continue to reach out to encourage longtime Attenders to apply for membership. However, we understand that some continue to hold back and may never apply. After discussions in O&M and Boulder Business Meeting, we offer the following suggestions for your consideration:

  1. Attenders for whom it may be appropriate to compose Memorial Minutes are longtime regular Attenders who have substantially contributed to the Faith and Practice of our Meeting in committee service as well as attendance of worship.
  2. Such longtime Attenders can request a Memorial Minute for themselves before their death.
  3. Attenders in Meeting can request a Memorial Minute for other longtime Attenders.
  4. The family of longtime regular Attenders can request a Memorial Minute.
  5. Recorded Friends may also request a Memorial Minute for an Attender they feel we should recognize in this way.
  6. Cooperation with and by the family of the deceased is a requirement for all Memorial Minutes, whether for Friends or Attenders.
  7. A possible alternative and/or addition to a Minute is the publication of the person’s obituary in the Miscellany.

We plan to bring these proposals for approval to Meeting for Worship with a Concern for Business on Sunday, November 14th.  If some or all of these proposals are adopted by Boulder Meeting, Oversight & Membership will assure consistent communication with Members and longtime regular Attenders concerning all possibilities.

Submitted by Oversight & Membership Committee

Betty Herring Has Passed

Dear Friend Betty Herring has passed away. Their son from England has returned, so Jack is not alone with his grief. In the midst of all we wish we could do, please, above all, respect Jack’s continued need for privacy. He remains firm in his request for NO phone calls or visits, though personal notes would be welcome. We can honor both Jack and Betty by holding them and their family, as well as our grieving community, in the deep Love and Light that surrounds us all at this painful time.

Light and Friendship Requested for Miriam Sander, Who is Having Knee Replacement Surgery Oct. 26

Miriam is undergoing right knee replacement surgery on Tuesday October 26 at 9:45  at Boulder Community Hospital. She has  an expert knee surgeon but the surgeon said she is his MOST challenging case ever. She would be grateful if Friends would hold her in the Light during and after surgery.

Miriam lives alone, with two dogs to care for, and will be somewhat restricted for three weeks after surgery (optimistically), so “check-ins” and social visits from Friends  would be welcome November 1 and after. Please reach out and possibly offer afternoon walks for her dogs on leash around Wonderland Lake – or a social visit – or just a phone call, if you are able to do so. Miriam receives text and voice mail at 720-645-3630 and e-mail at magicsilvermiles@gmail.com. With Love and Gratitude for Miriam to our Boulder Friends Meeting Community.

Minute on Support for Palestinian Children and Families, adopted at Meeting for Worship for Business, Sunday, October 10

Boulder Friends Meeting, October 10, 2021

(Based on Intermountain Yearly Meeting Minute of June 20, 2021)

Spirit leads Boulder Friends Meeting to affirm support for the American Friends Service Committee’s No Way to Treat a Child campaign which exposes “widespread and systematic ill-treatment of Palestinian children in the Israeli military detention system.”  We are saddened by such violations of international law by the Israeli military. No child should be denied due process or be tortured.  

We join with AFSC in supporting legislation halting the use of U.S. funds for governmental actions that oppress and cause suffering to Palestinian children, that displace families, demolish homes, and annex more land—all in violation of international law. These actions are the target of new legislation introduced by Representative Betty McCollum of Minnesota, HR 2590, “Defending the Human Rights of Palestinian Children and Families Living Under Israeli Military Occupation Act.”

Friends deeply respect the religious tradition of Judaism and deplore the painful 2,000-year legacy of anti-Semitism and then, the Holocaust.  The Israeli state has aimed to provide a safe haven for Jewish people.   Yet, Israel has also now perpetuated a long military occupation, oppressing the Palestinian population and annexing their land.  Led by our testimonies of Community, Equality, and Peace, we support HR 2590, thus ensuring that our tax money does not enable further violence toward Palestinian children and their families.  We urge the establishment of peace and full human rights for both Israelis and Palestinians.

PROGRAM HOUR CONTACT
Interested in hosting a Program Hour for the Meeting? Chris Moore is your new contact person! Please reach out to him at cmoore@mediate.com if you would like to get something scheduled on our program calendar.
USE OF THE MEETING HOUSE BY SMALL BFM GROUPS

From the Ad Hoc Committee on Re-opening the Meetinghouse: 

Small Quaker groups may now meet in person at the Meetinghouse without masking or social distancing.  In addition, they may use the Fellowship room and kitchen (previously off-limits), so long as they clean up after themselves. Garbage should be taken out to the bins at the back of the parking lot. Because social distancing is no longer required, more than one person at a time may use the bathroom.
The definition of what constitutes a ‘small’ group is left to the discernment of each Quaker group using the Meetinghouse.
Information on Joys and Sorrows

If you missed the 10 a.m. Sunday Meeting and would like to hear Friends’ Joys and Sorrows, you are welcome to contact someone on Ministry & Worship (M&W) Committee.

Celebration of Life Online Events

It has been a year since we have been able to come together as a community to gather for a memorial service. We want to remember and celebrate the lives of members who have died this past year, as well as family members who have been lost.

There could be a slide show of photos, videos, music, and sharing of stories. If you would like to have such an event, we can provide the tech support to make it happen. You could invite a small group of family and friends, or include the Friends meeting also.

For more information, contact a member of the Grief and Bereavement Committee.

Submitted by Molly Greacen for the Grief and Bereavement Committee

Did you miss the IPC Program Hour on Fort Chambers – Boulder's Connection with the Sand Creek Massacre?

If you missed the May 2 Program Hour about the history of Boulder’s Fort Chambers and its ties to the Sand Creek Massacre, here are four ways to learn about it: 1) Watch a recording of the May 2 program here, 2) Read a flyer here, 3) Contact Paula Palmer, paulaRpalmer@gmail.com if you would like to request a Zoom presentation about Fort Chambers for another group or organization, and 4) read Margaret Coel’s biography, Chief Left Hand

Tips on Joining Zoom

Are you having trouble joining our Zoom gatherings? Technology can be quirky and what works on one device doesn’t always work on another; try some of these ideas and see what works for you:

  • Our Meeting calendar gives links for joining Zoom meetings. Click on “more details” to get more information, including a blue “live” link that will get you directly to the meeting.
  • If the link to join the meeting, either on the calendar or elsewhere, isn’t blue, and clicking on it doesn’t work, then it isn’t live. Copy the link and paste it into your browser window. (If you’re not sure how to do this, I’m happy to teach you, or perhaps you have a grandchild or young friend who would excel at being your tech teacher.)
  • You can also use your Zoom app to join; It’s called Zoom.us on the computer or just Zoom on a smart phone. Click on it to open it and then it asks for the meeting ID and then the meeting Passcode. Those are both in the invitation that you received by email or found on our calendar or in Announcements.
  • If you can’t use a computer or a smart phone, you can still dial in for a telephone connection. Our Zoom link invitations give various phone numbers so that you can pick a “nearby” one such as Houston (1-346-248-7799). Dial that number and you will be prompted to enter the meeting ID and then the meeting Passcode. You will be muted but can unmute and later mute again using *6; you can raise your hand for the host to recognize by using *9. Join a few minutes early and tell the tech host your name so that it can be displayed instead of your phone number.
     
Mid-week Worship and Worship Sharing with Mountain View Friends Meeting
We are invited to join Mountain View Meeting’s evening worship and worship sharing on Wednesday evenings: 
Please join us for Mid-week Worship and Worship Sharing on Wednesdays from 7:00 – 8:15 PM via Zoom.  We will worship in silence for 15-20 minutes before worship-sharing.  Please email me if you’d like a copy of the short reading (not more than 2 paragraphs) and the queries. (Joan Piasecki, drjmpiasecki@comcast.net).
 
Join Zoom Meeting use this Zoom Link
Meeting ID: 880 4502 4318
Password: 867497

 

Ongoing Meeting Announcements

Wise Older Women (WOW) - 4th Thursday each month, 12:00 – 1:30

We are renewing our Meeting’s lunch group for senior women!  Interested?  Because the Delta variant is so contagious, we will meet in the fellowship room, masks are required, and please do not bring food so that we can all stay masked.  If you identify as a Senior, you’re old enough. Please contact Sharon Reimer with questions.

Friendly Friends Zoom Chat

Friendly Friends Chat meets the 1st Thursday of each month at 3 pm. Come join us!  John Graves (juantumbas@yahoo.com).  

Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/96273568620?pwd=TDlDTW1SalJGUzRjT3B1dnkwbnhoZz09. Mtg. ID: 962 7356 8620; Password: 063025.  (Or audio at: 1-669-900-6833.) 

Circle of Light – Holding Friends in the Light

Would you like to participate in sending Light to those who request it? This supplement to our post-worship Joys and Sorrows appears to have much support from Meeting for several reasons, especially its immediacy. First suggested as a prayer circle, “Circle of Light” seemed a more inclusive name. We try to surround those in need with Light as soon as it is requested.

If you have a request that you or your loved ones be held in the Light, email Daniel Booth (booth.daniel.j@gmail.com) or text/call 303-594-6138 and your request will go out promptly. Should you wish to remain anonymous, just provide whatever details are needed for us to focus on your situation.

Friends Emergency Fund

Your Oversight and Membership committee wants to remind friends during this difficult time that the Meeting has a long-standing Friends Emergency Fund that can provide funds to those closely connected to the Meeting who are faced with emergency situations involving severe short-term financial need.

Information about the fund — how to apply for it, and limitations to it — are on the Meeting’s website.  Login on the website, then click Procedures, Policies, and Finances.  (You must be logged in to access that page.)  For more information, please feel free to contact any member of O&M:

Boulder Friends Meeting's Email Lists
To be added to any of Boulder Friends Meeting’s email lists, please send an email to boulderfriendsmeeting@gmail.com.  In the email, let us know which lists you would like to be added to:
 
– The Friday/Saturday weekly Bulletin list
– The Emergency/Memorial list
– The monthly Business Meeting list
 
You are welcome to join all lists or just one or two.
Please Fill Out Your Medical Durable Power of Attorney

Responding to members’ requests, we are providing a PDF document for preparing a Medical Durable Power of Attorney (from the Boulder Community Hospital website); Click here to download it: medical-durable-power-of-attorney.

A Medical Durable Power of Attorney should be created by everyone, especially since we are living through a pandemic. This document gives one other person the legal authority to speak on your behalf regarding your wishes for medical care in the case that you are incapacitated and unable to speak for yourself. It needs to be signed and witnessed but does not need to be drawn up by a lawyer. It requires  the signature of two witnesses, and getting it notarized is optional.  Please share a copy with your family doctor and the person you are choosing to represent your healthcare decisions when you cannot.

If you want to look at other documents that can help you prepare for end of life, you can also access advanced directive documents from this website under RESOURCES- Death and Dying.  These are contained in our committee’s resource book called Going Into the Light. There are several different documents to choose from there: 5 Choices, The Conversation Project, and MOST.

The Conversation Project in Boulder County is dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care. MOST (Colorado Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment) covers CPR, medical interventions, and artificially administered nutrition, and is signed and dated by the provider (MD) and patient (or agent, guardian or proxy-by-statute.

You can also find and download the document Advanced Directive for Medical and Surgical Treatment.  This document does need to be sign and notarized.

These documents are all different from a legal will, which can be done in Colorado without a lawyer, but most people choose to see a lawyer for putting that together.

Submitted by Molly Greacen for the Grief and Bereavement Committee

FRIENDS ONLINE PROFILES – Please help us build community
  • Have you ever spoken with someone during Fellowship and later wanted to contact them but you couldn’t remember their name? 
  • Do you sometimes wish you knew a little more about some of the people in our Meeting? 

Tada! Soon these and similar kinds of issues will be a thing of the past, due to a new feature on our website added by the Web Committee, called Friends Online Profiles! Friends Online Profiles is a community builder, a way for all of us to get to know one another better. 

To view this new feature after you have logged into the website, from the far right Members drop-down menu, choose “Friends Online Profiles”. You will see all of the members and attenders listed who currently have a login to our website. You can click on “View Profile” for anyone to see details. 

Currently there is not much information visible for most people. That’s where you come in! We all need to fill in some details for ourselves. Here’s how to update your own profile: 

From the website’s Members drop-down menu at far right, look for “Update your Online Profile”. 

Once there, upload a digital picture of yourself. Head shots are best, because the image will be very small and we want to recognize you. Then continue to fill in as many fields as you like and are comfortable with. 

When done, click “Submit”. That’s it! 

You can make changes at any time. 

Note that these profiles are secure — they are only visible to people within our Meeting who have logged into the protected pages of our website. 

It will take all of us to make it work. We invite you to be a part of it. Thank you from the Web Committee

For further information...
For further information about any of the above activities, contact clerk@boulderfriendsmeeting.org.

 

Other Announcements of Interest to Friends

Green Burial (a Program Hour from Mountain View Friends Meeting): Oct. 31, 1:00

Sunday October 31 at 1pm, please join Death & Memorials for a Zoom conversation on Green Burial. Guest speaker Karen van Vuuren of The Natural Funeral will explain water cremation, natural reduction, alternatives to embalming, and green burial. We have also reserved plenty of time for questions. Come join us to talk about the new alternatives to burial and cremation.

 This is not on the regular Zoom link that we use at Boulder Friends Meeting. Instead use this joining link:

(https://us02web.zoom.us/j/720689917?pwd=YUdGRnM2NkpuVDJtenVTdEpKbkFuQT09)

Human Rights for Palestinians Meets Monthly

The “Human Rights for Palestinians” group invites all to join them for informational speakers and discussion from 7-8 pm on the third Tuesday of each month.

The group is sponsored by Boulder’s First Congregational Church, UCC. 

The Zoom link is not our Meeting link. Please join at:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88908797108?pwd=bkdWTHFtR1ppaW1jU3d5bThMNDYzUT09

The meeting ID is 889 0879 7108;    Passcode: 663268
 
For more information, contact Anne Remley at 734-646-0866
Nicaraguan Refugee needs Work

Dear Friends,

I am the INS sponsor for a young Nicaraguan man named Wiston Rivera.  

He is seeking Political Asylum in the U.S. due to dangerous political conditions in his country.

He is the nephew of the manager of my Nicaraguan charity.

www.posibilidadnicaraguense.com

And he needs any work that Friends can conjure up.  See below for further explanation.

He had been in INS detention since June 15th, when he surrendered at the border in Yuma, AZ.  But he was released to my supervision on August 14th.  And he has been working for friends of mine since then.  He is amongst the hardest workers I’ve ever seen, and he really enjoys it.  I strive to give him days off, but he prefers to work every day.  Rather than having an ankle monitor, he is monitored by INS via an App on his phone.

And we managed to get him a permanent job offer with the City of Lyons.  But then we visited the INS and learned that he is not allowed to work in the U.S. (officially) until he qualifies for Permission to Work.  Which will require the services of an Asylum Specialist Attorney, and the time frame involved is unclear.

Wiston is a very fit and personable 21 year old.  He has a 2 year degree in industrial processes and he is skilled in landscaping and outdoor maintenance.  He had a job at a shrimp processing plant and his duties included equipment maintenance, welding and he also worked on the metal fabrication lathes.

You can contact me at 303-772-4617 or at cjanney8@gmail.com.

Thanks, 

Charlie Janney

Interfaith AIDS Coalition (IAC)
The Interfaith AIDS Coalition (IAC) is Boulder-area organization of representatives from local religious groups, which supports the work of the Boulder County AIDS Project (BCAP). We would love to have one or two people representing the Quaker Meeting in Boulder join our group. We volunteer as we are able to assist BCAP projects. Usually each member congregation holds a food and supplies drive for the BCAP pantry and makes a monetary contribution, if possible, each year. The group also offers a program remembering local people who have died of AIDS-related complications. We publicize the services and projects of BCAP within our own congregations. We meet once a month on the first Tuesday of each month, currently on Zoom at 5 p.m. The meeting time may change and the meetings may become in-person in the future. We have member congregations from several Christian churches, two Jewish congregations, the Islamic Center of Boulder, and two Unitarian Universalist congregations. Contact Beth Hodges Vowell, bhodgesvowell@msn.com, if you would like more information about joining the IAC.
 
The mission of the Boulder County AIDS Project (BCAP) is to provide support, advocacy and education to those in our community who are living with or affected by HIV, and to serve as an outreach and information center to prevent the further transmission of HIV. BCAP serves Colorado’s Front Range, providing vital care services to over 270 people who are living with HIV in Boulder, Broomfield, Gilpin, and Clear Creek counties. BCAP offers medical and bilingual case management, insurance assistance, financial support, pro bono professional services such as legal aid, and nutritional support through its on-site food pantry.  It offers innovative prevention and outreach programs to Boulder’s most at-risk populations, to reduce the spread of HIV. Until there is a cure, BCAP works to improve the lives of people living with HIV, to minimize transmission, and to end stigma.
Learn about the Denver AFSC and Immigrant Rights

NEWS FROM THE DENVER AFSC OFFICE

Want to learn about the work of the American Friends Service Committee’s Denver office? Check out their website, https://www.afsc.org/office/denver-co, and sign up there to receive AFSC Denver email communications.

Want to meet other allies working for immigrant rights? Or deepen your knowledge on immigration policy? Maybe meet with elected officials to support the vision and demands of immigrants? We meet every Tuesday from 4:00pm to 5:00pm via Zoom – Sign up here to receive meeting information:  https://www.afsc.org/ea/coloradans-immigrant-rights?submit=Subscribe

– Submitted by Paula Palmer, AFSC Rep.

 

 

Take Action

Training Opportunities with Together Colorado

Together Colorado:  Opportunities for Engagement, October 2021

Together Colorado Leadership Training

Saturday, October 2, 9am-1pm 
Location: Zoom
RSVP: https://bit.ly/tc-training-oct-2021

Learn how to inspire people to act, develop community leaders, conduct rigorous research to take action on community issues, and build power to produce change. 

Note: Boulder Friends are “leaders” with Together Colorado and do not have to pay to register. 

Race Class Narrative Training for Together Colorado Faith Leaders 

Thursday, October 21, 9 AM – 1 PM
Location: Zoom + possible in-person option at Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia St. Denver, CO 80223

Stay tuned for a registration link

A New Way Forward: A Discussion on Cross-Racial Solidarity with Heather McGhee – Author of “The Sum of Us – What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together” – sponsored by Rise Up Colorado

Thursday, October 21, 5:30 PM -7:30 PM
Location: Zoom (registration link coming shortly)

 

Palestinian Human Rights Group, Boulder

The Boulder Human Rights for Palestinians group invites all interested people to visit their monthly meetings by zoom.

They meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, from 7-8 pm, with a speaker and discussion.  They also send weekly emails with information and suggestions for advocacy action.

For information and the Zoom link, which is not through Boulder Friends Meeting, contact BFM Friend Anne Remley at agr1@me.com or 734-646-0866. 

FCNL Resources on Racial Justice

From FCNL: Quaker Volunteer Service has pulled together a collection of resources to help each of us determine our next right step. Get started using this list of 75 Things White People can Do for Racial Justice. Watch Quaker Speak’s collection of video interviews with Quakers of Color, and read this powerful reflection by Vanessa Julye, which asks: “Are we ready to make the systematic changes necessary in our meetings to remove white supremacy?”

Toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples

Toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples (friendspeaceteams.org/trr)

Learn about Right Relationship Boulder

Learn more about building relationship with Native Peoples by subscribing to the newsletter for Right Relationship Boulder. Paula Palmer and other members of the Indigenous Peoples Concerns committee can give you more information about this important organization.

Friends Committee on National Legislation(FCNL)