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Friends Reckoning with Racism

About 50 Friends attended the FCNL workshop “Friends Reckoning with Racism, Justice Reform, and Election Integrity” at the SEYM Gathering, sponsored by the SEYM Peace and Social Concerns Committee.

FCNL Staff members presented the many ways the historical foundations of white supremacy and systemic racism find modern manifestation in policies on policing, voter suppression, and the broader justice system. We also discussed FCNL and F/friends labor to dismantle these systems through education and advocacy with attention to how we might act in partnership and solidarity with impacted communities.

The Peace and Social Concerns Committee would like to see these FCNL resources (scroll down below) widely distributed among Friends:

  • video of the workshop
  • Kameryn Point’s slides for the workshop: download here>
  • links sent out in the chat and referenced throughout the workshop


FCNL Action Center tools: Research and contact your members of Congress.

Take Action: Support the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. The Justice in Policing Act would implement badly-needed reforms. Contact your senators today!

Quaker Statements on Police Violence and Racism: If your organization or meeting has approved a minute, statement, or resource on systemic racism and/or police violence, please email it to Bobby Trice to include it in this collection. Bobby will follow up with you to offer support in sharing your minute or statement with your members of Congress as another way to change public policy with faith-in-action.

Lobby from home: Landing page for virtual lobbying with everything you need to conduct a virtual lobby visit on your own, request support from an FCNL staff member, or sign up for one of our regular Learn to Lobby in 30 Minutes training events.

Video of the workshop