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Upcoming Events

Update! Youth & Families Retreat Online Jul. 31-Aug. 2

Update! Youth & Families Retreat Online Jul. 31-Aug. 2

Due to pandemic-related safety concerns and resulting logistical challenges, the SEYM Youth Committee has decided to cancel the in-person portion of this summer’s Youth and Families Retreat, which had been scheduled for July 24-26. An online Youth & Family Retreat will be held the following weekend, July 31-Aug 2. Remote retreat participants will receive a care package of supplies in…

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June 23rd Online Workshop: Climate, Covid 19 & Environmental Justice in the Midst of an Uprising

Facilitator: Shelley Tanenbaum (Quaker Earthcare Witness) We are living in rapidly changing times, facing challenges of monumental proportion: a global pandemic, climate change and related ecological disasters, and institutional racism and violence. These challenges are connected and we cannot address any one of them without addressing all of them. What can we learn from our experience with Covid19, and how…

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July 28 Online Workshop: Collaborative Conflict Resolution Strategies, from Interpersonal to Earthcare

Conflicts are universal features of human interaction. After discussing definitions of conflict, we’ll explore the various types and levels of conflict that we may experience or observe, then discuss when to use collaborative conflict resolution strategies. We’ll consider some procedures for resolving conflicts, and analyze some conflict scenarios, including environmental conflicts. For each scenario, we’ll identify some strategies that we…

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August 25th Online Workshop: ‘No Way to Treat a Child’

Co-sponsored by American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), the ‘No Way to Treat a Child’ campaign advocates against the mistreatment of Palestinian children in Israeli military detention. One current goal of the campaign is to have 100 meetings take action on this issue in the next year. We will view a 50-minute film, "Imprisoning a Generation," and discuss how individual Friends…

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September 22nd Online Workshop: Building Multigenerational Spiritual Relationships

Join Quaker Voluntary Service (QVS) Alum and Development Coordinator, Claire Hannapel, for a hands-on workshop exploring deepening relationships across generations. Participants will have the opportunity to reframe multigenerational spiritual mentoring relationships and practice skills to connect more deeply (all ages welcome, though best suited for age 18+). Facilitator: Claire Hannapel (Quaker Voluntary Service) Tuesday, September 22nd • 7 pm Eastern/6 pm…

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October 27th Online Workshop: Growing Transgender Allyship in SEYM

Participants will be asked to identify their transgender ally goals and explore our their own barriers to engaging in trans ally work. We will discuss micro-aggressions that hurt trans people and educate on affirming language and behaviors. We will conclude with interactive role plays to help develop concrete trans ally skills and bystander intervention approaches. Facilitators: Stephanie Preston (Orlando)(she/her), Vincent…

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November 17 Workshop: How We Win-- What We Learned From George Lakey

A round table discussion/interest group hosted by members of the Peace and Social Concerns Committee. Many meetings had a workshop with George Lakey on developing campaigns to win social action goals. This session will be open to all whether or not you were at one of the workshops. Where should we go from here with what we learned? Reading the…

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“Sweet Home Monteverde” To Screen In St. Petersburg, Feb. 21

“Sweet Home Monteverde” to Screen in St. Petersburg, Feb. 21

I have the joy of sharing with you a new film (and new friends)! Bill Adler and Robin Truesdale will screen their new documentary film ‘Sweet Home Monteverde’ in St. Petersburg on February 21st. In the future, Bill and Robin will welcome inquiries about making the film available to SEYM Meetings and Worship Groups; you can email sweethomemonteverde@gmail.com. Deep gratitude for…

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