As our country recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re presented with a once-in-a-generation opportunity to fix our economy and invest in children and families.
FCNL’s July Quaker Changemaker event will highlight Quaker advocacy for a just and inclusive economic recovery, and the critical role of faith voices in this debate.
Before the end of the year, Congress could approve trillions of dollars in transformative investments that would reorient our economy and society. Join the conversation to learn more from our panelists about how Quakers are working for economic transformation.
Jonathan Jae-an Crisman is an artist and urban scholar whose work considers the intersections between culture, politics, and place. His book “Urban Humanities: New Practices for Reimagining the City” (MIT Press, 2020) stakes out new disciplinary terrain for the humanities.
He is currently working on a book about the historic art activism practiced in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Little Tokyo. He is currently Assistant Professor of Public & Applied Humanities at the University of Arizona in Tucson and is also a Quaker and longtime volunteer with and supporter of FCNL.
Amelia Kegan leads the domestic policy team’s work in analyzing legislation, advocating on Capitol Hill, and developing legislative strategy. Prior to coming to FCNL, Amelia worked at a variety of other national non-profits in D.C. and Chicago, focusing on federal budget, tax, and low-income policy.
Alicia McBride will moderate the event. As the director of Quaker leadership, Alicia leads FCNL’s work to nurture, expand, and deepen relationships with Friends across the United States. She also works to ensure that everyone engaged with the organization understands the spiritual basis of FCNL’s advocacy.