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JUN 24

Black Lives Matter: Learning for Quakers

24 June - 22 July 2020, Online

Full title: Black Lives Matter: Whiteness and racial justice learning for Quakers

Are you asking, "What is the Black Lives Matter movement?" or "What about All Lives Matter?"

Maybe you're asking, "What has a murder in the USA got to do with the UK?"

Or are you thinking, "But racism isn't so bad today. Slavery was abolished and Quakers did lots of good work there"?

Or maybe you're thinking about the murder of George Floyd, the protests, and wondering what can be done. Where do our testimonies and witness come in?

If any of the above ring true then this is a workshop for you, Friends.

Text reads Black Lives Matter - whiteness and racial justice learning for Quakers

"One cannot be passively nonracist in a society whose very economy has been structured on a racist past"

- Jeff Hitchcock, quoted in the 2019 publication Race and Privilege in Europe (PDF) from Quaker Council for European Affairs (QCEA)

Our workshops

In this five part workshop we will gather in the spirit of the Equality, Justice and Peace testimonies, considering:

  • the killing of George Floyd, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the UK context
  • what is whiteness, and what is white supremacy?
  • what are the theological and spiritual underpinnings of allyship?
  • how can we act for racial justice?
  • This five part online workshop with be co-facilitated by Turning the Tide GB and Woodbrooke. It will take place on Zoom. There is a pre-workshop required reading list, which will be sent to you following your registration confirmation. We will discuss the readings in the first session.


    As this is a learning journey which we will go on as a community, your commitment to all five sessions is required.

  • Session 1: Wednesday 24 June, 1.30–3.30pm (BST)
  • Session 2: Wednesday 1 July, 1.30–3.30pm (BST)
  • Session 3: Wednesday 8 July, 1.30–3.30pm (BST)
  • Session 4: Wednesday 15 July, 1.30–3.30pm (BST)
  • Session 5: Wednesday 22 July, 1.30–3.30pm (BST)
  • Registration has now closed for this workshop.

    More information

    For more information contact:

    Turning the Tide

    Telephone: Please email us

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    Date & time

    Start: 13:30 on 24 June 2020

    Finish: 15:30 on 22 July 2020


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