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In 2019, two racial justice leaders among Friends, Vanessa Julye and Lucy Duncan, shared a conversation that ultimately gave rise to the Quaker Coalition for Uprooting Racism and the inaugural cohort of Quakers Uprooting Racism in 2021-2022.

Now, that same coalition brings together six Quaker organizations, including FCNL, who are working together to accelerate the movement for and capacity to create racial justice among (and beyond) Friends through the creation of the 2024 Quakers Uprooting Racism community of practice cohort—racial justice changemakers learning and experimenting with actions together.

Register to join us on Dec. 13 at 6:30-7:30 p.m. EDT.

Join our online October Quaker Changemaker event with representatives of the Quaker Coalition for Uprooting Racism to learn more about the coalition, their vision of a transforming Religious Society of Friends, and plans for the 2024 cohort of Quakers Uprooting Racism.


Linnea Halsten
Linnea Halsten

Linnea Halsten, is FCNL’s new anti-racism, anti-bias, justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (AJEDI) coordinator. In this role, Linnea helps plan and lead AJEDI programming for staff, governors, and the network; leads FCNL’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Action Committee; and supports our organization-wide restorative practices.

She most recently served on Friends General Conference’s Ministry on Racism Program team and as a founding steering committee member for the Quaker Coalition for Uprooting Racism.

Lauren Brownlee
Lauren Brownlee

Lauren Brownlee is FCNL’s inaugural Associate General Secretary for Community and Culture and the leader of the organization’s new Community and Culture team. In this role, she offers strategic support to FCNL’s young adult program, Quaker outreach, human resources, and Friends Place on Capitol Hill. She helps to steward FCNL’s shared anti-racism, anti-bias, justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion commitments. Lauren currently serves as a co-clerk of the Quaker Coalition for Uprooting Racism Steering Committee.

Moderator: Bobby Trice
Bobby Trice

Bobby is the Quaker Engagement Program Manager. In this role, he cultivates relationships with Friends and coordinates FCNL staff and volunteer engagement with Quaker communities across the country. Bobby also visits Friends himself to offer messages and workshops on Quaker lobbying. He is passionate about deepening and supporting Quakers’ spirit-led advocacy on Capitol Hill and around the nation, communicating across political divides, practicing seeing that of God in people he disagrees with, and building relationships to make change within and beyond Congress. Bobby currently serves as a co-clerk of the Quaker Coalition for Uprooting Racism Steering Committee.