1. Event

Thursdays with Friends

Bi-Weekly Virtual Conversation

By Diane Randall, July 14, 2020


Thursdays with Friends is a new online conversation series brought to you during this period of great difficulty when we are isolated from our loved ones. It is a brief 30-minute community chat on issues that Quakers and people of faith are compelled to continue to work on, whatever the circumstances we find ourselves in.

Thursdays with Friends

This online community conversation will be conducted via Zoom, using enhanced security protocols, and live streamed on YouTube and Facebook. It airs every other Thursday from 4:00-4:30 p.m. EDT, starting April 9.

Thursdays with Friends

Register 

Thursdays with Friends is hosted by FCNL General Secretary Diane Randall. It will feature FCNL lobbyists and Friends.

Whether we are gathered in person or online, we are convinced by our faith and experience to continue building the peaceful, just, equitable, and sustainable global community we seek.

Schedule:

October 1: The State of Native America
Featuring special guest Kerri Colfer, FCNL Congressional Advocate for Native American Policy. As we prepare to observe Indigenous People's Day next month, she will provide an update on the crisis of missing and murdered Native women and girls and opportunities to advance policy solutions in what remains of the 116th Congress. Register here.

October 15: Women, Children, and Peace in Afghanistan
Featuring special guest Shukria Dellawar, FCNL's Legislative Associate for the Prevention of Violent Conflict and the Coordinator of the Prevention and Protection Working Group. Register here.

November 5: Finding Justice in Police Reform
Featuring special guest José Santos Woss, FCNL Legislative Manager for Criminal Justice and Election Integrity. Register here.

Recordings

View past event recordings via our Thursdays with Friends YouTube Playlist.

Diane Randall

  • General Secretary

Diane Randall is the General Secretary of the Friends Committee on National Legislation. Diane leads FCNL’s staff to effectively educate and lobby for the policies and legislative priorities established by FCNL’s General Committee. A lifelong advocate for peace and social justice, Diane is a fierce proponent for citizen engagement that advances policies and practices to create a better society for all.