1. Update

Annual Meeting 2019 Schedule

November 14-17, 2019 in Washington, D.C.


Be a part of Quaker advocacy that challenges us to Love Thy Neighbor (No Exceptions). Join Quakers and friends for four days of community and advocacy as we celebrate our work and vision our future together. This page will be updated with event information as more details become available


This tentative schedule is subject to change as we confirm speakers and logistics. Please check back for updates as they become available. This draft was last updated on September 18, 2019.

Wednesday, November 13

Locations: Washington Court Hotel and Lutheran Church of the Reformation

2:00-5:00 p.m.
Advocacy Team Summit (for all current Advocacy Team members)
Lutheran Church of the Reformation

6:00-8:00 p.m.
Registration Opens
Washington Court Hotel

7:30-8:30 p.m.
Early Bird Lobby Training
Washington Court Hotel
For those with Thursday morning lobby visits (invitation only).

Thursday, November 14, 7:00am-9:45 p.m.

Location: All events take place at the Washington Court Hotel unless otherwise noted.

7:00-8:50 a.m.
Breakfast available
Executive Room

7:30-8:50 a.m.
Worship (Unprogrammed, Drop-in)
Senate

8:00-8:50 a.m.
Early Bird Lobby Training (For those with Thursday lobby visits)
Grand Ballroom

8:00-8:50 a.m.
Orientation Sessions

  • New General Committee (For those newly appointed as governors), Hermitage
  • New Attender (For first time participants — learn what’s ahead this weekend.), Atrium Ballroom

9:00-10:00 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Plenary
Grand Ballroom

  • Diane Randall
  • Clerk Bridget Moix
  • Rep. Barbara Lee (CA-13)

10:00-10:15 a.m.
Why Congress Needs to Reassert its Power to End Endless War
Grand Ballroom

10:15-10:30 a.m.
Coffee Available
Executive Room

10:30-11:45 a.m.
Endless War: Cost, Consequences, and Creating Change in Congress
Grand Ballroom

  • Meg Kinghorn, Advocacy Team member
  • Stephanie Savell, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University
  • Will Goodwin, VoteVets

11:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Presentation of the Edward F. Snyder Peace Award
Grand Ballroom
Rep. Ann Wagner (MO-2), U.S. House of Representatives: This annual award recognizes a member of Congress who has displayed leadership in advancing policies that advance disarmament and build peace.

12:00-1:30 p.m.
Lunch
Executive Room

Affinity Groups Meet (Optional, for those who identify)

  • Young Adult (30 and younger) - Atrium Ballroom
  • LGBTQIA+ - Montpelier
  • People of Color - Capitol

1:30-2:00 p.m.
Strategies for a Successful Lobby Visit
Grand Ballroom

2:00-3:30 p.m.
Planning Your Lobby visits With Your State Group
Grand Ballroom

3:30-4:00 p.m.
Break (snacks provided)
Executive Room

4:00-5:30 p.m.
Worship Sharing in Small Groups: Gathered Waiting, Listening
See back of nametag for your group number. Locations listed on page 10 of program.

5:30-6:45 p.m.
Welcome Reception (Heavy Hors d’oeuvres Available)
Atrium Ballroom

Meet and Greet with the Advocacy Corps
Hotel lobby at the bottom of the Atrium ballroom stairs

7:00-9:00 p.m.
Evening Plenary
Grand Ballroom

  • FCNL Staff Introductions
  • First Report: Draft Statement of Legislative Policy
    • Bridget Moix, Clerk
    • Alex Stark, Policy Committee Clerk
  • Building the Movement for a New Peaceful Foreign Policy
    • Diana Ohlbaum, FCNL
    • Kate Gould, FCNL alum, Congressional Progressive Caucus
    • Madeline Rose, Former FCNL staff, Alliance for Peacebuilding
    • Wardah Khalid, FCNL alum, Poligon Education Fund

9:00-9:45 p.m.
Orientation Sessions

  • New General Committee (For those newly appointed as governors.), Hermitage
  • New Attender (For first time participants — learn what’s ahead this weekend.), Atrium Ballroom

Friday, Nov 15, 7:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

Locations: Lutheran Church of the Reformation, Senate and House office buildings, and the Quaker Welcome Center

Shuttle service between Washington Court Hotel and the Lutheran Church available 6:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

7:00-10:00 a.m.
Breakfast available
Lutheran Church of the Reformation - Parish Hall (Basement Level)

8:00-9:00 a.m.
Meeting for Worship (Unprogrammed)
Lutheran Church of the Reformation - Sanctuary (Upper Level)

9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Lobby visits (as scheduled): Tell Congress to end endless war!
Capitol Hill

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Drop-in Conversations about FCNL’s Budget (Optional as Lobby Schedule Permits)
Lutheran Church of the Reformation - Library Room (Basement Level)

10:00 a.m.-1:50 p.m.
Statement of Legislative Policy Listening Sessions (for General Committee)
Fireside (Basement Level)
Offered every hour on the hour at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., and 1 p.m. Each session will be 50 minutes long. All General Committee members are encouraged to attend one session.

10:00-11:00 a.m.
William Penn House Listening Session 1 (Optional)
Blue Room (Upper Level)

11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Boxed Lunches Available
Parish Hall (Basement Level)

1:00-2:00 p.m.
William Penn House Listening Session 2 (Optional)
Blue Room (Upper Level)

2:00-5:30
Open House at the Quaker Welcome Center (Optional)
245 2nd St NE, Washington, DC, 20002
Drop by FCNL’s Quaker Welcome Center, where witness meets advocacy on Capitol Hill. Hosted by FCNL’s Quaker Field Secretary, Christine Ashley.

2:45-3:15 p.m.
Closing Plenary: Quaker Public Policy Institute
Sanctuary (Upper Level)

3:30 p.m.
Lutheran Church of the Reformation Closes. Last Shuttles to the Washington Court Hotel

3:30-6:30 p.m.
Free Time/Dinner on Your Own

3:30 p.m.
William Penn House Walk-by Gathers (Optional) Gather outside the front of the Lutheran Church
Join us to view the outside of the house; the interior is closed for repairs.

5:00-6:30 p.m.
Affinity Groups Meet for Dinner (Optional, for those who identify)

  • Young Adult (30 and younger) - FCNL Office (Dinner provided)
  • LGBTQIA+ and People of Color - Ask facilitator or FCNL staff for location

7:00-8:00 p.m.
Meeting for Worship with a Concern for Business
Grand Ballroom, Washington Court Hotel

  • Bridget Moix, Clerk
  • Executive Committee Report
  • Forward Plan Update
  • Bylaws Report and Discernment

8:00-9:00 p.m.
Evening Plenary: Perspectives from Five FCNL Young Fellows
Grand Ballroom, Washington Court Hotel

Saturday, November 16, 7:00am-9:00pm

Location: Washington Court Hotel

All events this day take place at the Washington Court Hotel unless otherwise noted.

7:00-11:00 a.m.
Breakfast
Executive Room

7:45-9:00 a.m.
Worship Sharing in Small Groups: Gathered Waiting, Listening Worship
See back of nametag for your group number. Locations listed on page 10 of program.

9:15-10:30 a.m.
Meeting for Worship with a Concern for Business
Grand Ballroom
Current General Committee members are expected to attend.

  • Bridget Moix, Clerk
  • Development Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Nominating Committee
  • Naming Committee

Alternative Programming: What Is the Militarist Mindset?
Atrium Ballroom
For those not serving on the General Committee. See page 10 of program for workshop description.

10:30-10:45 a.m.
Coffee Available
Executive Room

10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Meeting for Worship with a Concern for Business
Grand Ballroom
Current General Committee members are expected to attend.

  • Bridget Moix, Clerk
  • Discerning Unity on Statement of Legislative Policy

Alternative Programming: Raising FCNL Issues in an Election Year
Atrium Ballroom
For those not serving on the General Committee. See page 10 of program for workshop description.

12:00-1:45 p.m.
Lunch with FCNL Lobbyists
See page 9 of program for locations.
You will have the opportunity to visit with two of FCNL’s lobbying teams to hear more about their work.

2:00-3:15 p.m.
Meeting for Worship with a Concern for Business
Grand Ballroom
Current General Committee members are expected to attend.

  • Bridget Moix, Clerk
  • Field Committee
  • Annual Meeting Planning Committee
  • In Memoriam

Alternative Programming: Endless War, Endless Environmental Harm
Atrium Ballroom
For those not serving on the General Committee. See page 10 of program for workshop description.

3:15-3:30 p.m.
Snacks Available
Executive Room

3:30-4:15 p.m.
Workshops: Opportunities to Learn More about FCNL’s Governance
See page 11 of program for workshop descriptions and locations.

4:30-5:15 p.m.
Workshops: Advocacy and Skill-Building
See page 12 of program for workshop descriptions and locations.

5:30-6:45 p.m.
Dinner
Atrium Ballroom

Affinity Groups Meet (Optional, for those who identify)

  • Young Adult (30 and younger) - Sagamore
  • LGBTQIA+ - Ashlawn
  • People of Color - Hermitage

7:00-8:00 p.m.
Meeting for Worship with a Concern for Business
Grand Ballroom

8:00-9:00 p.m.
Evening Plenary: Perspectives from Five FCNL Young Fellows
Alumni Photo (After Young Fellow speeches)
Grand Ballroom*

Sunday, November 17, 6:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Location: Washington Court Hotel

All events this day take place at the Washington Court Hotel unless otherwise noted.

6:30-7:50 a.m.
Executive Committee Meets
Capitol

7:00-8:50 a.m.
Breakfast
Atrium Ballroom

8:00-8:50 a.m.
Standing Committees Meets
See page 10 for locations

9:00-10:00 a.m.
Meeting for Worship with a Concern for Business
Grand Ballrom

10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Meeting for Worship (Semi-Programmed)
Grand Ballroom*
Benigno Sánchez-Eppler, Worship Leader, New England Yearly Meeting

12:00 p.m.
Annual Meeting Ends: Take What You Learned Home!

2:00 p.m.
(Optional) Visit to the National Museum of African American History and Culture
Note: Space is limited to the first 24 people who sign up. You can sign up to join here or inquire at registration. Meet outside the museum entrance at 1:45 p.m.