1. Event

Annual Meeting 2020 Schedule

November 14-17, 2020

August 26, 2020


This tentative schedule is subject to change as we confirm speakers and logistics. Please check back for updates as they become available.

Programming in green is optional.

Friday, November 13

5:00-6:00 p.m. EST
Optional: Planned Giving Donor Gathering
Planned giving donors are invited to gather in community to consider queries about FCNL’s future. By invitation only.

7:00-9:00 p.m. EST
Optional: Advocacy Teams Summit
Advocacy Teams will gather virtually for an Advocacy Teams Summit. Meet other team *members from across the country!

Saturday, November 14

11:00-11:45 a.m. EST
Optional: Coffee with Friends
Join F(f)riends and FCNL staff at our daily coffee chats to mix and mingle. We welcome you to join us in community as we start the day! It's BYOC(offee).

Optional: Orientation for first time attenders
For first-time participants, learn what's ahead this weekend.

Optional: Orientation for first time General Committee members
For those newly appointed as governors.

Optional: Tech review time if you need it!
New to Zoom? We got your back! Join us for this interactive Zoom 101 session as we navigate virtual gatherings together.

12:00-12:45 p.m. EST
Opening Plenary and Welcome

  • Diane Randall, FCNL General Secretary
  • Ron Ferguson, Clerk of the General Committee

12:45-1:30 p.m. EST
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion with Freedom Road
The team at Freedom Road has been and will continue to work with all of us at FCNL over the course of the next year to address diversity, equity, and inclusion within our organization.

1:30-1:45 p.m. EST
Music break!

1:45-2:30 p.m. EST
Meeting for Worship with a Concern for Business I: Nominating, Naming, Field, Executive, Development and Finance Reports
Current General Committee members are expected to attend.

Optional: Meeting the new Congress!

2:30-2:45 p.m. EST
Music break!

2:45-3:30 p.m. EST
Meeting for Worship with a Concern for Business II: Discerning Unity on Priorities
Current General Committee members are expected to attend.

Optional: Unlearning the militarist mindset

3:30-4:15 p.m. EST
Standing committee workshops

4:20-4:50 p.m. EST
Plenary Keynote with FCNL's Amelia Kegan and Diana Ohlbaum
Less than weeks after the most consequential election of our lifetimes, we ask: What the 2020 election means for FCNL's advocacy?

5:00-6:00 p.m. EST
Worship Sharing in Small Groups

6:00-7:00 p.m. EST
Affinity Groups Meet
This year we will offer Affinity Groups for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, White, and LGBTQAI+ F(f)riends. These groups are offered twice throughout the meeting to allow you to attend more than one, should you identify as more than one group.

Sunday, November 15

11:00-11:45 a.m. EST
Optional: Coffee with Friends
Join F(f)riends and FCNL staff at our daily coffee chats to mix and mingle. We welcome you to join us in community as we start the day! It's BYOC(offee).

12:00-1:00 p.m. EST
Sunday worship

1:00-1:50 p.m. EST
FCNL Skills Building Workshops
Join us for a variety of topics from the Young Adult Program to Advocacy Corps and Advocacy Teams, Planned Giving, Quaker advocacy and more!

2:00-3:00 p.m. EST
Meeting for Worship with a Concern for Business III: Discerning Unity on Priorities
Current General Committee members are expected to Attend.

Optional: Two great pandemics: Coronavirus and Structural Racism

3:00-3:20 p.m. EST
Break

3:20-4:20 p.m. EST
Meeting for Worship with a Concern for Business IV: Nominating, Naming, Budget, In Memoriam
Current General Committee members are expected to Attend.

Optional: The future of DACA and Dreamers

4:30-5:30 p.m. EST
Young fellow speeches

5:30-6:15 p.m. EST
Optional: Young adult gathering
Join in community with other young adult advocates.

Monday, November 16 - Quaker Public Policy Instiute

11:00-11:30 a.m. EST
Optional: Orientation for first time attenders
For first-time participants, learn what's ahead at the Quaker Public Policy Institute.

11:30-12:00 p.m. EST
Optional: Tech review time if you need it!
New to Zoom? We got your back! Join us for this interactive Zoom 101 session as we navigate virtual gatherings together.

12:00-1:00 p.m. EST
Opening Plenary and Welcome

  • Keynote: Police Brutality and Militarization of the Police Force
  • Ed Snyder Award: The Edward F. Snyder Award for National Legislative Leadership in Advancing Disarmament and Building Peace is presented annually to an outstanding member of Congress who has displayed leadership in advancing legislative priorities consistent with those advocated by the Friends Committee on National Legislation.
  • FCNL Justice Award

1:00-1:20 p.m. EST
Break

1:20-1:40 p.m. EST
Strategies for a successful lobby visit

1:40-3:10 p.m. EST
Planning your delegation visits on Capitol Hill

3:00-4:00 p.m. EST
Worship Sharing in Small Groups

4:20-5:20 p.m. Affinity Groups Meet
This year we will offer Affinity Groups for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, White, and LGBTQAI+ groups. These groups are offered twice throughout the meeting to allow you to attend more than one, should you identify as more than one group.

5:30-6:30 p.m. EST
Optional: Office hours: Help! I have questions about the lobby ask

6:30-7:00 p.m. EST
Optional: Wonk talk: What do the elections mean for...
Choose to meet with lobbyists and Young Fellows from all of our lobby portfolios to dive deep into what the elections mean for their programs.

Tuesday, November 17

9:00 a.m.-5:00 pm. EST
Lobby visits throughout the day

12:00-3:00 p.m. EST
Optional: Lunch with a lobbyist

3:30-4:15 p.m. EST
Optional: Grassroots Organizing with the Advocacy Corps

5:30-6:00 p.m. EST
Optional: Closing keynote and worship