Announcements

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Upcoming Events

2020 online/zoom ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR, Sunday, December 6th, after Meeting for Worship

The 2020 Arts & Crafts Fair will be held as a Show and Tell on Dec 6th at 12:30 pm after Meeting for Worship, on Zoom. Please join using this Zoom link and feel free to bring your cup of coffee! There is an accompanying PDF you can look at here with sample images, contact info, and other information. 

If you want to purchase items, you can send a chat message on Zoom during the Show and Tell, or you can contact the artists at any time before or after the fair. A date will be set up before Christmas to meet outdoors in a park, where artists and buyers can get together to complete transactions. The artists will have their items in the backs of their cars. Masks and social distancing will be followed

If the PDF link doesn’t show for you, it is https://www.boulderfriendsmeeting.org/wp-content/friends9x4Q/2020/11/2020-BFM-Arts-Crafts-Fair-Final.pdf

Children's Christmas Program: Dec. 20 Immediately After Meeting for Worship

On Sunday December 20, after joys and sorrows, there will be a Children’s Christmas Program with all ages, preschool through college, sharing their gifts. It will be followed by singing, ending with the Twelve Days of Christmas’ (won’t that be something on screens?). If your family has something they would like to share, contact: Susan Stephens, REC Convener (susan@operant.com). This program will use the same Zoom joining link as Meeting for Worship since it will follow immediately without a break.

CHRISTMAS EVE PROGRAM SET FOR ZOOM: Dec. 24, 5:30
We can’t light candles together in the Meetinghouse this year, but we can still gather together by Zoom at 5:30 pm, December 24, for a Christmas Eve service on Zoom. Please join with this link or see the Zoom Events Calendar on the boulderfriendsmeeting.org website for the link for this special program.We plan to have a half hour of silent worship and a half hour of music and singing holiday carols. Three of our Meeting’s musicians, Kevin Slick, Carolyn Kuban, and George Banks, have graciously volunteered to provide music and accompaniment for carols. Wear your holiday attire, put the whole family on the sofa, and light your own candles! See you then!
Rebecca Morris for Ministry & Worship

 

Boulder Meeting Announcements

SHARE-A-GIFT PROGRAM HELPS LOCAL FAMILIES: Here's How to Participate This Year

Has Santa been banished because of COVID-19? Of course not. But your friendly elf will not appear in her signature Santa hat. And we will miss the brightly lit tree with piles of gifts underneath it since the Meeting House is closed.

However, all is not lost. Children still need Santa’s presents. Last year over 1330 kids from Boulder Valley School District received gifts. This year’s need is even greater because of the economic downturn and increased unemployment brought on by the pandemic. Your support is needed for an organization started in 1975 that has provided many thousands of gifts.

Share-A-Gift donors are requested to make monetary gifts that will be used to buy toys, books, and games in bulk for families in need. To abide with COVID-19 restrictions, recipients will drive by and receive a bag full of age appropriate gifts for each child.

To donate, go to Share-a-Gift’s donate page. Click on Donate and then Donate Cash (bottom left of the page), then use PayPal or credit card and follow their instructions.

If you would prefer to pay by check use: Share-A-Gift, PO Box 17595, Boulder, 80305. Attn. Treasurer.

Thanks for keeping the “Share the Spirit” alive in these difficult times. Remember the kid who thought Santa wouldn’t come this year. If you have questions, contact Marty Dick, 303-588-0402, or marthaddick@gmail.com.

 

Homemade Masks and Covid Transmission: Zoom recording

Did you miss Dan Murphy’s program hour on Homemade Masks and Covid Transmission? He spoke about how the masks work, how long the virus-containing particles stay in the air, the science behind the 6-foot rule, whether someone has to cough to put virus in the air (no), etc. You can watch this informative presentation through this Zoom link for the next few months.

Toward a Life-Centered Economy: From the Rule of Money to the Rewards of Stewardship

The Quaker Institute of the Future put out this new book authored by our own Pete Baston along with John Lodenkamper, Paul Alexander, and Judith Streit. Watch this brief description by Pete here. The book is available from Quakerinstitute.org and from Amazon.

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.
Program Committee Reminds You to Take Care of Yourselves in these Days of Covid

TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOURSELF . . .

. . . We Belong Together!  The days are getting shorter, traditional holiday gatherings feel ruined, and COVID is doing its viral-spreading apparently especially happily in colder temps.  So Program Committee is reminding Friends that–while remembering directives from reliable sources to remain vigilant about staying physically distant–we can stay socially close, safe and connected!

A few hints for doing so are available at:

  1. Interact with only those in your household: This means we all need to do our best to avoid any social interactions with friends and family outside of our homes throughout the month of November. Of course Coloradans will continue essential activities like going to work. 
  2. Keep your distance: Just because you’re wearing a mask does not mean that you are not at-risk while interacting with others in close proximity. We need to do a better job of staying six or more feet away from others. 
  3. Wear a mask: The numbers are clear. If you wear a mask, you have a much lower risk of getting or transmitting the virus.

AND by joining your Boulder Meeting Friends community for zoom Worship and Program Hours. As we wrestle through this difficult time together, may you stay safe, well, and connected!

Chris Griffin-Wehr, for Program Committee

Meet Our Artists: Program Hour Series

Program Committee is sponsoring a series of “Meet Our Artists” after-worship Zoom program hours, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. From visual to fiber art, and music to poetry, we are blessed with so many gifts among Boulder Friends! But we are all struggling with that difficult mixture of Zoom-fatigue and social isolation that’s keeping us apart right now. In an effort to find a little more balance, Sandra Bierman and Chris Griffin-Wehr will moderate/facilitate the sessions, as well as coordinate with any artist willing to share a bit about the Spirit and Inspiration of their art to become confident doing so via Zoom.

If you are an artist able to guide Friends along either your artistic process or your resulting creations, please contact Sandra (sbierman4@gmail.com) or Chris (chris.griffinwehr@cu.edu) to sign-up and discuss presentation details. 

Submitted by Chris Griffin-Wehr for Program Committee

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
First Day School (Sunday School): Meets every other Sunday over Zoom

(First Day School is currently meeting every other week over Zoom; details will be posted here under Upcoming Events or will be emailed to parents.)

Link Your King Soopers Card to Boulder Friends Meeting

If you shop at King Soopers, they will donate money to our Meeting if you link your King Soopers card to the Meeting. Log into your King Soopers account or create a new account here. Then go to My Account and set your Community Rewards as “Boulder Meeting of Friends.”

King Soopers writes to our Meeting:

Dear Boulder Meeting of Friends (JT735),

The Kroger Co. Family of Stores is committed to bringing hope and help to the local neighborhoods we call home. Our stores are on a mission to not just part of, but to help create a stronger community. We recognize that every community has unique causes that need support. Thank you for being such an important organization in our community.

We encourage you to ask your supporters to link their loyalty card to your organization. Community Rewards is easy to use, The more your supporters shop with us, the more money your organization will earn!

We are committed to carefully protecting our customer’s personal information. In order to meet their expectation of privacy, we have adopted a simple policy to never share a customer’s personal information. Our privacy policy applies to Community Rewards participation as well. If you have any questions, please contact us via email or visit our website.

Thank you for being such an important organization in our community,

Community Rewards Staff

Sign up to Help Miriam Sander

Miriam Sander attends our meeting and serves as lead cook when we volunteer at the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless. Now she needs our support. She was hospitalized and then in hospice with necrotizing fasciitis (flesh-eating bacteria) and cellulitis. Then she discovered that many of her symptoms stemmed from the treatment: a severe reaction to an antibiotic. Off that medication, she was able to leave hospice and return home, but she still moves slowly with a walker and is under orders to keep her legs elevated, a challenge since she lives alone.

Miriam needs help walking her Weimaraner, Sabi. A leash walk in the neighborhood or a hike on one of the many trails close to her condo, whichever works for you.

In addition to dog-walking, she probably could use help with errands and food. (She’s on a specific diet so generous cooks should wait for directions before offering meals.) She also needs social contact – visits with friends. Please contact Margaret if you would like to be added to a MealTrainPlus site to learn more about her needs and to offer your help.

Practice Zoom Break-out Rooms: Please sign up to practice

Want to join a session to practice hosting Zoom with break-out rooms? Contact Margaret and we will schedule a time.

 

Ongoing Meeting Announcements

Zoom Address: zoom@boulderfriendsmeeting.org

Requests or questions about Zoom schedules or practice on Zoom can now be submitted to: zoom@boulderfriendsmeeting.org. Your email will still go to Margaret, and it’s still fine to write to her directly.

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.
Zoom Quaker Check-in

Check-in sessions via Zoom are offered by Ministry & Worship to help the community stay connected and to offer ideas and support to one another during this time of coronavirus isolation. The group meets at 3:00 on the 3rd Thursday every month. These one-hour sessions are limited to 10 persons each in order to give participants the time to express themselves. If you would like to participate in a check-in group, send a brief email with the subject line QUAKER CHECK-IN to John Graves at juantumbas@yahoo.com.

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:

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. 

The Web Committee would like to help. We will have someone in Fellowship Hall, computer in hand, after Meeting for Worship most Sundays in April to help anyone who would like some help with this. And we’ll help after April too. 

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

Rocks Karma Arrows film: Nov. 29, 6:00 PM

Sunday, Nov 29th, 6PM MST/8PM EST

On November 29th, 1864 the founders of Boulder and other Colorado officials participated in the Sand Creek Massacre. We have an opportunity to come together exactly 156 years later to face this history and reflect on how we can create a more equitable future. Don’t miss Part 1 of Motus Theater’s award winning Rocks Karma ArrowsRocks Karma ArrowsR film which explores the Sand Creek Massacre with a focus on how this history is woven into the founding of Boulder, Colorado. With poetic reflections from poet Tanaya Winder (Southern Ute, Pyramid Lake Paiute, and Duckwater Shoshone Nations) and author of Chief Left Hand, Margaret Coel. Learn more about the current work of the Native American Rights Fund and how we can get involved.

RSVP!

Roots of Injustice, Seeds of Change: Toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples: December 6, 3-5 pm

“Roots of Injustice, Seeds of Change: Toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples” workshop via Zoom. Sunday, December 6, 3-5 pm MST. Click here for registration information. This participatory workshop is appropriate for high school students and adults. Facilitated by Rev. Nikira Hernandez-Evans (Paiute) and Paula Palmer. For more info, contact Paula at paulaRpalmer(at)gmail(dot) com. 

GoFundMe Page for BFM Supported Former Sudanese Refugee – Updated 11/27/20

There is a new GoFundMe page called ‘Amazing Grace’ for Sudanese refugee residing in Boulder, Grace N. L.  The link is: gofundme.com/f/f9paxy-amazing-grace  These funds will help with car repairs, rent payments, and other expenses. Her twins’ father, Mario, is back from Sudan and helping with them while taking care of other household needs. He has applied for unemployment and will get a job eventually. For now, the kindergartners need to have him at home while Grace works. He can help them with online school while Grace sleeps. (She is a CNA by night). Thank you for your ongoing support. Contact Carolyn Kuban, 303-204-8443, for more info.

LISTEN—Spiritual awareness and discernment, Nov. 21, Dec. 5, 12.
Way of the Spirit online Mini-Courses invite you to a bite-sized spiritual feast, because many are hungry for Quaker wisdom and practical tools to taste the Spirit’s inner guidance.
 
Apply soon for: LISTEN—Spiritual awareness and discernment, Nov. 21, Dec. 5, 12. Details and more mini-courses online: https://goodnewsassoc.org/spirit/
 
Questions to Christine Betz Hall, Way of the Spirit founder/director: christine@goodnewsassoc.org
Announcement submitted by Bruce Thron-Weber
Boulder Public Library’s “One Book, One Boulder” program reads So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Friends may want to participate in the Boulder Public Library’s “One Book, One Boulder” program. This year’s selection is ‘So You Want to Talk About Race‘ by Ijeoma Oluo.

Discrimination in Boulder: Historical Roots & Current Impacts: Available Online
How have discrimination and racism shaped Boulder? Explore the past and present with the Museum of Boulder.
 
From stolen land to bombings and police brutality, Boulder has a complex past. Explore how discrimination and racism have shaped this place we call home with Megan Moriarty of the Museum of Boulder. This webinar is available for viewing here.

 

 

Take Action

Palestinian Human Rights Organization Starting up in Boulder

 

 

A new organization has started up in Boulder, called Human Rights for Palestinians. Members of First Congregational Church are mainly involved in the start-up, and they invite interested people from other congregations to visit their monthly meetings by zoom and see if they would like to join.

The group meets on the 1st Tuesday of each month, from 7-8 pm, with a speaker and discussion.  They also send out weekly emails with information or suggestions for advocacy action.

This Tuesday, Dec.1, speakers will describe Sabeel, an international organization, based in the Palestinian West Bank, also dedicated to Palestinian human rights.  January will address anti-Semitism.

 To attend, Friends may contact BFM member Anne Remley (agr1@me.com) for contact information or contact the group’s conveners, Jane Thomas <jane.thomas@colorado.edu> or Barbara Hanst at bhanst@gmail.com.

                                         

Donate Warm Clothing

Nancy Keith’s friend, Safia Rubai, who is a physician in Gallup, New Mexico, is collecting warm clothing for residents there.  This is the second poorest county in the US.

Needed items are:

warm pants, sweat pants, athletic pants (large sizes)

winter jackets

sweatshirts

practical shoes

underwear and socks

Items are being collected at the Avalon Ballroom at 63rd and Arapahoe in Boulder.  Please label plastic bags:  For Safia Rubai, Gallup, New Mexico and leave in the lobby.

October FCNL Letter Writing - Awareness of Domestic Violence Against Indigenous Peoples

Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) is continuing its monthly letter writing campaign. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. FCNL’s effort is to encourage the U.S. Senate to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) with strong tribal jurisdiction provisions.

We have an opportunity to reauthorize VAWA in early 2021. This is a crucial time to ensure that the Senate resumes bipartisan negotiations to reauthorize VAWA with strong tribal provisions. It is vital that they introduce a bill that protects Native women by respecting tribal sovereignty and restoring jurisdiction over non-Native perpetrators of violence in tribal communities.

The House passed its version of VAWA (H.R. 1585) several months ago. It’s now on the Senate to do their part. 

Please contact our Senators. You can write your own letter. You can also submit a letter electronically through FCNL here.

Contact information for Colorado Senators:

Senator Michael Bennet

1244 Speer Blvd

Denver, CO 80204

202-224-5852              

 

Senator Cory Gardner   

1961 Stout St #12-300                          

Denver, CO 80294                                

303-391-5777               

FCNL seeks an equitable society supported by policies that recognize the Light of God in each of us, no exceptions. Yet Congress has so far refused to reform the U.S. immigration system, leaving millions of immigrants in fear of family separation, deportation, and detention. Even though they came to this country as children and grew up in our communities, approximately 3 million Dreamers, including individuals with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status, have been forced to live in the shadows as the administration, courts, and Congress debate their fate.

Please contact our Senators. You can write your own letter. You can also submit a letter electronically through FCNL here.

Contact information for Colorado Senators and Representatives:

Senator Michael Bennet

1244 Speer Blvd

Denver, CO 80204

202-224-5852

 

Senator Cory Gardner

1961 Stout St #12-300

Denver, CO 80294

303-391-5777

From Friends General Conference (FGC): The U.S. Election – Nonviolence, Your Meeting, and You
The U.S. Election: Nonviolence, Your Meeting, and You | Friends General Conference

The U.S. Election: Nonviolence, Your Meeting, and You

By Barry Crossno and FGC Staff | 10/14/20

Dear Friends,

In the United States, one of the most important elections of our lifetime is almost upon us. Tensions are high and many of us, not just in the U.S. but across North America and the world, have a great deal of concern about what will happen on November 3rd and the days that follow.

Having talked with many Friends, I’m aware that we as a community carry a wide variety of political views. With that said, we share a deep spiritual commitment to peace and nonviolence. We share a commitment to seeing and hearing that of God in one another, even if we are sometimes imperfect at doing so. These commitments are vital.

As we live into the challenging days ahead, we urge everyone to approach this situation by answering to that of God of each and every person, to center yourself through spiritual practice, to lift up nonviolent solutions, and to think ahead to your safety and the safety of those you love even as you discern engaging in nonviolent direct action. We also encourage you to consider, should there be post-election instability, how you, your neighbors, and those around you—who might be more affected or at risk than some because of your location, race, health needs, or other factors—might address these risks or want to be in relationship with those you love around these issues. Conscience, duty, and Spirit may call upon many of us to work across the political divides and with other groups to de-escalate the situation.

Please remember, depending on how Election Day unfolds, it could be days or even weeks before all votes are counted, recognized, and the election hopefully resolved. Our shared efforts to ensure a peaceful resolution are needed throughout this time.

If you feel called, the way you may go about this could vary greatly. Many Friends have told me they will join peaceful demonstrations and try to de-escalate public flashpoints. Some of you may make calls to relatives and friends who feel differently than you do in an attempt to humanize one another even if you can’t reach agreement. You may use your social media accounts to counter misinformation and escalation while encouraging cooperation and listening. You might collaborate with your local interfaith council. You may contact your local, regional and national government representatives. There are so many ways that you can contribute to what will hopefully be a peaceful and equitable outcome to this election.

There are also numerous resources for you to deepen your understanding of the spiritual basis of nonviolence, as well as to learn practical tools for de-escalation and to cultivate peaceful outcomes to difficult situations. We’ve included a listing of these resources following this letter.

We know from thousands of years of human history that should violence become widespread, it will have very negative multi-generational impacts. Let us act now to help create a foundation upon which we can lessen our divisions and work towards a peaceful world of equity and justice.

In Service,

Barry Crossno
General Secretary of Friends General Conference


Nonviolent Direct Action Resources, Training, and Workshops

Compiled by FGC’s Communications Team, with appreciation to FGC staff and volunteers for their contributions!


Strategies & Resources for Before, During, and After Election Day 2020 

By Marta Rusek

Before the Election

  • Make a Self-Care Plan AND a Safety Plan (one is for when you’re having a bad day, the other is for when you’re in crisis). This resource from The Mighty can help.
  • Write a personal statement on what the Peace Testimony looks like to you, now and if there is a contested election. For inspiration, check out these statements from Early Friends and Contemporary Quakers.
  • Check out AFSC’s Bystander Intervention Resource here, to stand with and advocate for community members who are most vulnerable to violence due to scapegoating and hate speech. 
  • Check in with your monthly meeting or church to see if there are plans for nonviolent direct action in the days after Election Day, support systems set up for members of the community that are most vulnerable to violence, and if your meeting space will be open for worship or if there will be virtual worship sessions available on Election Day and beyond.

During Election Day

  • ​Practice self-care. Schedule a Zoom call or Netflix party with loved ones if watching the news conflicts with your self-care and safety plans.
  • Check in with loved ones who expressed the most concern or are fearful of a contested election. If they feel unsafe and need to leave their home, make a plan with them (if you’re willing to open your home to them, let them know that).
  • Communicate regularly with your employer if you need time off (this is a stressful time), and consider re-scheduling or postponing meetings and deadlines, if you have that sort of flexibility.

After Election Day

  • Be mindful of your feelings and physical health. Drink more water, take breaks as you need them, eat foods that give you energy, make time to move your body at home or talk a walk, keep your safety plan handy, and gets lots of sleep at bedtime. If there is a need and you decide to engage in nonviolent direct action of whatever sort, you will need to be rested mentally and physically.
  • Check out this virtual event from ​Friends Committee on National Legislation: Thursdays with Friends, with Diane Randall – After the Elections, Now What?
  • If you are called to take to the streets with other Friends to protect our democracy through non-violent direct actions, plan ahead. Let your loved ones know where you will be and how they can reach you. Bring snacks and water, and don’t forget to mask up and socially distance as best as possible.
  • Regardless of the outcome of the election, stay vigilant and keep the momentum for peace, nonviolence, and the recognition of our shared humanity going in the years ahead.
Toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples

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

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?”

More Ways to Get Involved with Racial Justice Right Now

These suggestions have been compiled by a number of folks in and out of our meeting. See what speaks to your heart.

If you’re looking for local ways to get involved:

-Watch this 17-minute video by the creator of VeggieTales on the History of Race in America.

-Join the Colorado Poor People’s Campaign

-White parents of white children can help their kids process the injustices that people of color face, along with how to respond, by reading this article.

-Download this template for a 2020-06-09 BVSD School Board Letter to the Boulder Valley School Board and Superintendent. The address is bvs.board@bvsd.org (note it’s NOT bvsd.board, just bvs.board). Boulder NAACP is working to get SRO (School Resource Officers) out of schools – learn more about why and write to the school board.

– Do work in your own school district to remove SROs/police from schools

-Click here for a website that compiles many, many ways we can help, from petitions to sign, who to text/call, donations, protests, and other resources.

Click here for movies to educate yourself on racial justice.

This NY Times opinion piece includes many suggested readings and films.

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)