I am thrilled to announce the much-anticipated application launch for the second cohort of the Quakers Uprooting Racism program. As a participant in the inaugural cohort in 2021-2022, I found the experience transformative.
You are invited to join this groundbreaking community of racial justice changemakers. Together, we will continue the vital work of dismantling white supremacy, fostering change from the ground up, and promoting racial justice within the Religious Society of Friends and beyond!
What is the program like?
The Quakers Uprooting Racism program is a nine-month transformative experience. It brings together a diverse cohort of Friends and those at the margins of Quakerism.
By joining the Quakers Uprooting Racism program, you become part of a thriving community that seeks to embody the principles of liberation, justice, and inclusivity.
From January-October 2024, participants will cultivate skills to recognize and disrupt racism within and outside Quaker communities. Through monthly Zoom sessions, online small group meetings, and three retreats, participants will engage in profound dialogue, share insights, and co-create teaching tools and action resources for anti-racism work. We will explore the intersections of racial justice and Quakerism, seeking to dismantle oppressive systems and foster transformation and healing.
The program facilitators, Lisa Graustein and Dwight Dunston are Friends and leaders in racial justice work. They will guide and inspire the cohort through their wisdom, experience, and deep commitment to transformation. Their Spirit-led leadership, expertise, and compassionate presence will create a nurturing space for personal and collective growth.
As the journey unfolds, expect moments of deep self-reflection, courageous conversations, and the forging of lifelong connections. By joining the Quakers Uprooting Racism program, you become part of a thriving community that seeks to embody the principles of liberation, justice, and inclusivity. Together, we can create a future where racial justice flourishes and all individuals are valued and respected.
Join the Movement
Applications are now open! Seize the opportunity to be part of this transformative experience.
Whether you are an individual Quaker or affiliated with a Quaker community, your voice, vision, and commitment matter. Together, we will challenge ourselves, learn from one another, and amplify our collective impact on racial justice.
Support the Movement
The Quakers Uprooting Racism program relies on the support of our community to make a lasting impact. If you believe in its vision and want to contribute to advancing racial justice, we invite you to support the program financially. Your generous donations will help reduce costs for cohort members, expand our reach, and create a more just society. To contribute, please visit their website and follow the instructions to donate. Every contribution, big or small, makes a meaningful difference in our collective journey toward racial justice.
Meet the Facilitators