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Registration is Open through February 21 for "Trauma Journey" Workshop for Global Majority Friends!. 


Baltimore Yearly Meeting invites Global Majority Friends to register for a "Trauma Journey" workshop for BYM Global Majority Friends. Registration is open through the evening of February 21, 2023.  Please register on this Google form for the workshop:


The purpose of the workshop is to share with Global Majority Friends possible ways of healing from the trauma of racism so that they can choose the ways of healing that they want to explore for themselves. The workshop will be virtual and will be two hours long.  Once the workshop has been held, Global Majority Friends will be able to seek funding to pursue healing pathways that they choose for themselves. Baltimore Yearly Meeting has allocated funding for this purpose. The registration form has space for registrants to say what they would like the workshop to address and what questions they have for the workshop facilitators. The facilitators will design the workshop to meet Friends' expectations. The facilitators will make presentations and leave time for follow-up questions.

 We plan to have two facilitators at the workshop. Rev. Peter Kegode will present on the intergenerational collective trauma journey of African Friends from slavery and colonial atrocities, African Friends' personal trauma journey, and potential healing pathways.  Another facilitator will be chosen to present on the trauma journey of other Friends of the Global Majority.  The date of the workshop will be announced once the facilitators are ready to make their presentation. The workshop will be recorded so that Global Majority Friends can view it afterwards.  Information about applying for funding will be available after the workshop is held. Friends who receive funding will commit to participate in a circle of Global Majority Friends where they reflect together on their healing experiences.

 Please get in touch with Sabrina McCarthy, if you have any questions.  


BYM Global Majority Friends Caucus

 This group is for Friends of the Global Majority, better known as Friends of Color or Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), to be in touch about matters of mutual concern to those living and worshiping within BYM.  Membership in a BYM meeting is not required, though a connection to BYM meetings or programming would probably be helpful for context in the matters discussed.

If you are a Friend of color and would like to join the Global Majority, please click on the link below and request to join the group;

Resources for Friends of Color

Transatlantic Friends is a Quaker community rooted in a testimony of justice that centers the spirit-led leadership of people of color.

The Fellowship of Friends of African Descent is a transnational organization of Quakers of African descent, their family members, and friends. The Fellowship seeks to bear witness to the Divine Presence in all through an African oriented experience within the Religious Society of Friends by worship, education, activism and service.

The Ministry on Racism Program at FGC offers assistance and support to meetings and yearly meetings that want to develop their racial and ethnic awareness, increase their diversity, and strive to address the impact of the institution of racism on our Society.

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