We're looking forward to the 2017 Yearly Meeting Gathering.
Come and hear our talks, or pop by our stall. You can find out about our 150 years of history, as well as what we have planned for the future.
Building communities that flourish - Tuesday 1st August - 2.30-3.30pm
How can we work together to build communities that flourish? How can we do this in a way that preserves dignity, choice and agency; “work with” and not “do to”?
Drawing on experience from their 150 years of anti-poverty work, learn how Quaker Social Action consider these questions and go about working collaboratively and creatively for the benefit of individuals, families, households and communities.
In particular, hear about the journey that led QSA to their latest project, Move On Up, a housing project supporting young adult carers to live independently and find their own path in life.
Working with others for change - Tuesday 1st August - 4-5pm
Maya Angelou noted that “all great achievements require time”. They do, as well as tenacity, credibility, courage, and ideally others with the same common cause.
Join Quaker Social Action to discuss how they have set about achieving social change, working with others to amplify the message and accelerate the change that is possible.
In particular, hear about how the first ever campaign at QSA, the unique Fair Funerals campaign, was inspired by and informed by the practical work of Down to Earth - supporting people to access affordable and meaningful funerals across the UK.
And lastly, everyone welcome to the launch of our 150th publication
Tuesday 1st August - 5.15 - 6.15pm in The Learning Grid
Come and pick up a copy of our celebratory 150th publication - refreshments available