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All events in Washington, D.C. will be held at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill. Times are listed in Eastern time.

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Monday, November 14 (All times in Eastern)

6:00-9:00 p.m.
Advocacy Team Summit |   Online Only
>> For Existing Advocacy Teams Members

Wednesday, November 16 (All times in Eastern)

5:00 p.m.
Registration Opens

5:30-6:45 p.m.
Planned Giving Donor Reception | Online Only
>> By Invitation Only

6:00-7:30 p.m.
State Delegation Lobby Training |  Available Online
>> Sessions open to those who registered before Oct 19. Zoom links to join the training were shared via email. If you can’t find it, email Lobby@fcnl.org.

8:00-9:30 p.m.
Opening Plenary |  Available Online
>> Environmental Justice: Lifting the Burden on People and the Planet
Hosts: Chris Espinosa, House Natural Resources Committee; Anthony Kinslow, CEO and founder of Gemini Energy Solutions and lecturer at Stanford University; LaTricea D. Adams, Founder, CEO and President, Black Millennials for Flint; Clarence Edwards, FCNL

Thursday, November 17 (All times in Eastern)

7:00-8:00 a.m.
Breakfast

8:00-9:00 a.m.
Unprogrammed Worship |  Available Online
Worship leader Francisco Burgos

8:30-9:30 a.m.
Virtual Office Hours |  Online Only

9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.
Lobbying on Capitol Hill

11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Break: Lunch

2:30-4:30 p.m.
Friends Place Open House
515 East Capitol Street SE, Washington, D.C.

5:00-7:00 p.m.
Opening Reception

7:00-9:00 p.m.
Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business |  Available Online
>> Business sessions of FCNL’s General Committee are open to all attenders.
Clerk’s welcome, report on the day’s lobbying, leadership team and staff introductions, committee reports, Friends Place update.

Friday, November 18 (All times in Eastern)

7:00-8:00 a.m.
Breakfast

8:00-9:15 a.m.
Worship Sharing Groups |  Available Online
>> View the guidelines for worship sharing here.
>> View the readings and queries for worship sharing here

9:45-10:30 a.m.    
Workshops and Staff Conversations |  Available Online

    • Online Workshops
      • Seeking Migration Justice in Policy and Practice
        Host: Anika Forrest and Sarah Johnson

      • An Environment of Peace: Climate Change and Peacebuilding
        Host: Ursala Knudsen-Latta, Nuria Raul, and Windila Balbone

      • Building Global Peace Through Local Dialogue
        Host: Diana Ohlbaum

      • Paving the Way for Young Adult Leadership
        Host: Larissa Gil Sanhueza

    • In-Person Workshops
      • Five Ways Forward for Friends and FCNL
        Host: Bobby Trice
      • Remember When We Thought We Could Change the Future? WE STILL CAN.
        Host: Mary Comfort Ferrell
      • The New Congress: An Opportunity to Build… Relationships!
        Host: Justin Hurdle
      • Working with your Local Press
        Host: Kristen Archer and Tim McHugh
      • Anti-Vietnam War Film Preview: The MOVEMENT and the “MADMAN”
        Host: Robert Levering

    11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    Affinity Groups

    12:00-1:00 p.m.
    Break: Lunch

    1:00-2:15 p.m.
    Priorities Listening Sessions |  Available Online
    >> Policy Committee members will be listening to reflections and questions on the draft Legislative Priorities for the 118th Congress. General Committee business is open to all attenders; those not appointed to governance also have the option to choose a workshop during that time.

    1:00-2:15 p.m.
    Workshop: We Can Help Prevent Gun Violence
    >> Programming for attendees not serving on General Committee
    Hosts: Peter Murchison, Wilton (CT) Friends Meeting clerk; José Santos Woss, FCNL; Stephen Donahoe, FCNL

    2:45-4:00 p.m.
    Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business |  Available Online
    >> Committee reports, memorial meeting for worship. The business sessions of FCNL’s General Committee are open to all attenders; those not appointed to governance also have the option to choose a workshop during that time.

    2:45-4:00 p.m.
    Workshop: Strengthening Quaker Lobbying to End Wars in the Middle East
    >> Programming for attendees not serving on General Committee
    Hosts: Hassan El-Tayyab, FCNL; Susan Nahvi, FCNL

    4:30-5:30 p.m.
    Workshops with FCNL Committees

    • Field Committee |  Available Online
      >> Hybrids and Hubcaps: Exploring Hospitality
    • Policy Committee |  Available Online
      >> Seeking Divine Guidance on Reproductive Health Care, including Abortion
    • Finance Committee |  Available Online
      >> Finance and Budget Q&A
    • DEI Working Group
      >> Our DEI Journey: The Fruits of Our Labor and Where We’re Heading
      Questions? Contact listeners@fcnl.org.
    • Nominating Committee
      >> Serving FCNL Through Governance
      Questions? Contact nominations@fcnl.org.

    5:30-7:30 p.m.
    Break: Dinner on Your Own

    5:30-7:30 p.m.
    Alumni Dinner
    >> For current and past participants in FCNL’s Young Adult Network, including program assistants, interns, and Advocacy Corps members.
    Location: FCNL Quaker Welcome Center, 245 2nd St NE, Washington, D.C.

    5:30-7:30 p.m.
    Advocacy Teams Dinner | In-Person Only
    >> For Existing Advocacy Teams Members

    7:30-9:00 p.m.
    Evening Plenary |  Available Online

    • Quakers, Truth, and Healing: A Conversation with tom kunesh, José Santos Woss, and Lauren Brownlee
    • Presentation of FCNL Justice Award

    9:00-10:00 p.m.
    Worship Sharing |  Online Only
    >> View the guidelines for worship sharing here.
    >> View the readings and queries for worship sharing here

    Saturday, November 19 (All times in Eastern)

    7:00-8:00 a.m.
    Breakfast

    8:00-9:15 a.m.
    Worship Sharing Groups |  Available Online
    >> View the guidelines for worship sharing here.
    >> View the readings and queries for worship sharing here

    9:45-10:30 a.m.
    Workshops and Staff Conversations |  Available Online

    • Online Workshops
        • Five Ways Forward for Friends and FCNL
          Host: Bobby Trice

        • Remember When We Thought We Could Change the Future? WE STILL CAN.
          Host: Mary Comfort Ferrell
        • The New Congress: An Opportunity to Build… Relationships!
          Host: Justin Hurdle
        • Working with your Local Press
          Host: Kristen Archer and Tim McHugh
      • In-Person Workshops
        • Seeking Migration Justice in Policy and Practice
          Host: Anika Forrest and Sarah Johnson

        • An Environment of Peace: Climate Change and Peacebuilding
          Host: Ursala Knudsen-Latta, Nuria Raul, and Windila Balbone

        • Building Global Peace Through Local Dialogue
          Host: Diana Ohlbaum

        • Paving the Way for Young Adult Leadership
          Host: Larissa Gil Sanhueza

        • Anti-Vietnam War Film Preview: The MOVEMENT and the “MADMAN”
          Host: Robert Levering

      11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
      Affinity Groups | Online Only
      All are welcome to join online. Please attend a group that aligns with your identity

      • People of color
      • People with disabilities
      • People with LGBTQIA+ identities
      • People of European descent: this group will focus on become allies in FCNL’s anti-racism work.

      12:00-12:40 p.m.
      Lunch with Lobbyists Session 1

      12:50-1:30 p.m.
      Lunch with Lobbyists Session 2

      2:00-4:00 p.m.
      Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business |  Available Online
      >> Seeking unity on legislative priorities for 118th Congress, FCNL budget, and nominations. The business sessions of FCNL’s General Committee are open to all attenders; those not appointed to governance also have the option to choose a workshop during that time.

      2:00-4:00 p.m.
      Skills Building: Recruiting and Sustaining the Base
      >> Programming for attendees not serving on General Committee
      Hosts: Jessica Bahena, FCNL; Stephen Donahoe, FCNL

      4:15-5:15 p.m.
      Why We Lobby: A Conversation with FCNL’s Program Assistants |  Available Online

      5:45-7:00 p.m.
      Dinner

      5:45-7:00 p.m.
      Planned Giving Donor Dinner
      >> By Invitation Only

      7:30-9:00 p.m.
      Evening Plenary |  Available Online

      • Becoming Brave and Constant: A Journey with FCNL
        Speaker: Bridget Moix, FCNL
      • Presentation of the Edward F. Snyder Award

      9:00-10:00 p.m.
      Worship Sharing |  Online Only
      >> View the guidelines for worship sharing here.
      >> View the readings and queries for worship sharing here

      Sunday, November 20 (All times in Eastern)

      6:45-7:45 a.m.
      Executive Committee Meeting |  Available Online

      7:00-8:00 a.m.
      Breakfast

      8:00-9:00 a.m.
      Standing Committees Meetings |  Available Online

      For Standing Committee members only

      • Annual Meeting Planning Committee
      • Development Committee
      • Field Committee
      • Finance Committee
      • Nominating Committee
      • Policy Committee

      9:30-10:30 a.m.
      Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business |  Available Online
      >> Business sessions of FCNL’s General Committee are open to all attenders.
      Strategic planning process, reports from listeners and affinity groups, remaining business, closing.

      11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
      Closing Worship |  Available Online
      Worship leader: Francisco Burgos