The Registration Program is still available to accept registrations.
Late!!?? What does this mean? Well actually not much has changed. We just extended the date. When we toured the campus on May 30th we found out that we can add people after the 30-day deadline. We just needed a minimum count this month. So, all who registered before June 15th are counted. Anyone registering from now until July 8 will be included when the Registrar gets back home (He is off for 3 weeks attending Friends General Conference and touring the mid-west.) Therefore, we will be accepting Late Registrations, however, these registrations must be complete. If you are having problems with the online form, you are on your own or you could contact John Gotts at email@example.com . Also, there may be some limitations, but we don't expect any.
You can register for the whole Annual Session or just a day or two. Commuters are welcome, but also need to be registered. Fees are As You Are Led, so name your price.
Food requests need to be in on July 10th, so try to be as clear as possible. Also, don't forget to make choices for worship groups, interest groups and volunteer work assignments. These will be assigned soon after July 8th. Housing offers single or double rooms and a few special groupings. Let us know who you want to share with or any concerns you have about accessibility. This is just the short spiel, the longer version is mentioned below.
Information about registering can be found in the Registration panel or by downloading this PDF. If these articles don't answer your question, you may contact the Registrar. He may not respond until after July 9th.
We come together for this year’s Annual Session in a spirit of inclusion and celebration. With much racial justice work still to be done in our hearts, our Quaker community, our country, and the world, we will reach together for that higher place where, when we turn round right, we will truly stand by our brothers and sisters of any color, of any gender expression, and of any financial ability. In deepened connections to each other, we hope more often to find the holiness of wholeness.
Vanessa Julye is a member of Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. She serves as the Nurturing Ministries Coordinator, Ministry on Racism and Youth Ministries Programs for Friends General Conference and has worked for FGC for about thirteen years. She has co-authored, Fit for Freedom, Not for Friendship Quakers, African Americans, and the Myth of Racial Justice. She has published numerous articles on Quakers and racism and travels throughout the United States and abroad speaking and leading workshops on related issues. Vanessa holds a B.A. from Temple University. She brings to us an awareness of how white supremacy has left out all people of color. By addressing the history of Quakers and racism, Vanessa works to help all Quakers move to a place of Beloved Community that is racially inclusive in all ways.
BRING YOUR OWN LINENS !
You might want a pillow, blankets, two flat sheets and one pillowcase (or a sleeping bag), bath and / or hand towels (remember that you will be on campus for 4 days).
There is no air conditioning, so FANS may be useful.
Annual Session flyer
Annual Session Program Invitation
Those interested in having a table at Quaker Fair on Friday evening, please contact Angie Alexander at firstname.lastname@example.org with a description of your display, including table size needed. Please consider having an activity for children as part of your display or consider offering a creative activity for all ages on Friday.
Thank you to everyone for the overwhelming response for Interest Groups at Annual Session of NPYM this year. We no longer are accepting proposals for more groups -- every room is full now.
To see the wide range of options, go to the catalog under Program/Interest Groups above. Double check that you are signed up for the groups you want.
~ pablo stanfield, IG coordinator.
Those interested in leading a small Worship Group (Thursday-Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning), please contact Nancy McLauchlan at email@example.com JoAnn Kidder at firstname.lastname@example.org indicate which type of group you would be willing to facilitate - Worship Sharing, Worship Discussion, Worship Walking, Worship in Music.
Those interested in helping plan creative activities, contra dancing, or Community Night, please contact me at email@example.com.
Please bring yourself, your family, members of your meeting, and your talents to NPYM Annual Session.
With welcoming gratitude,
Micky Scottbey Jones*
Together we will create brave space
Because there is no such thing as a “safe space”
We exist in the real world
We all carry scars and we have all caused wounds.
In this space
We seek to turn down the volume of the outside world,
We amplify voices that fight to be heard elsewhere,
We call each other to more truth and love
We have the right to start somewhere and continue to grow.
We have the responsibility to examine what we think we know.
We will not be perfect.
This space will not be perfect.
It will not always be what we wish it to be
It will be our brave space together,
We will work on it side by side.
*The Author----CREATIVE EXTREMIST FOR LOVE * JUSTICE DOULA
I am a mama-activist-contemplative-healer-public intellectual who believes in throwing parties as a key revolutionary strategy. I am a healing justice practitioner, writer, faith-rooted activist & organizer, and speaker. I love bringing people together to explore the intersections of our lives, awaken empathy and fight oppression. I am obsessed with shalom...I believe with all that I am that my liberation is tied up in yours – so let’s get free together.