AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN ABOUT QUAKER VOLUNTARY SERVICE

On Tuesday, March 3, at 7pm, Hilary Burgin (the Boston Start-up Coordinator for Quaker Voluntary Service) will be at Northampton Friends Meeting to talk with local Quakers about QVS. She will be updating about the start-up of the Boston house and how we can be involved in recruiting young adults to apply to be Volunteers.

See below for more information about Quaker Voluntary Service and Hilary’s visits at UMass Amherst, Smith College, and Amherst College on March 2 and March 3. If you have contacts at any of these schools please pass along the information below and spread the word of QVS!
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Quaker Voluntary Service is a faith-based service year in Atlanta (GA), Portland (OR), Philadelphia (PA), and Boston (MA). Each location takes 6-8 Quaker and Quaker-curious young adults excited about social justice and interested in living in community, and places them in full-time professional roles at nonprofits. Volunteers are engaged in considering how their faith and spirituality informs their social justice work, and how to stay grounded through the challenges that often come with this vocation. Check out our website <http://www.quakervoluntaryservice.org/> for more details, or watch our video <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9-iRiq9dWw>. The application deadline for Volunteers is March 15.

If you are a college student in the area, Hilary will be at the following colleges March 2 and March 3. Please forward widely to let young adults in the area know about opportunities to speak with Hilary about QVS!

Smith College: Monday March 2, an information session 4-5pm in Campus Center Room 102

Amherst College, Tuesday March 3, 10-11am in the Keefe Campus Center Atrium, plus a Coffee Chat Session from 11am-noon in the McCaffrey Room in the Keefe Campus Center.

UMass Amherst: Tuesday March 3, 1-4pm for the Service & Leadership Career & Internship Fair, at 1 Campus Center, Amherst MA.

To read more about QVS click here.

 

 

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What: Citizens’ Climate Lobby Groupstart Meeting (free and open to the public)

When: Saturday, February 28th, 9am-12pm

Where: Antioch University New England, Room E101(first floor), 40 Avon St, Keene, NH

Contact: Sasha Breus abreus@antioch.edu

Citizens’ Climate Lobby​(CCL) is a non­profit, non­partisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies addressing climate change.

In order to generate the political will necessary for passage of a C​arbon Fee and Dividend proposal,​CCL trains and supports volunteers to engage elected officials, the media and the public through lobbying efforts, letters to editor and op­eds, presentations and tables at events, community meetings, and more.

CCL believes citizens who are well­trained, organized by Congressional district and with a good system of support can more than influence the political process. CCL is creating the political will for a livable world by empowering individuals to experience breakthroughs in exercising their personal and political power.

www.citizensclimatelobby.org

A local interfaith group committed to addressing the root causes of poverty is sponsoring a training in faith-based community organizing basics, taught by Vermont Interfaith Action on Saturday, February 28, 2015, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at Centre Congregational Church in Brattleboro. This training will help people of faith bring our values and convictions into the public square. Topics include how to: build relationships, identify self-interest, speak faithfully in public, frame an issue, conduct policy research, hold elected officials accountable, develop local organizing teams, and involve clergy. If you’re frustrated with the inequality in today’s society and passionate to introduce greater justice in your community, this event is for you!

If Friends have questions about the event contact Darah Kehnemuyi, PFM liaison to Brattleboro Interfaith Initiative.

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Putney Friends Meeting has endorsed the work of GunSense.  Ann Braden will be with us on Sunday January 18th at 9:45am at Putney Friends Meetinghouse to speak with us about how we can help support legislation regarding gun ownership here in Vermont.

Gun Sense VT is an independent, grassroots, Vermont-run organization fueled by volunteers from all over the state. Supporters are gun owners and non-gun owners who come from every voting district in the state and cross party lines and who want to see criminal background checks — the single most effective systematic way to keep guns out of the hands of felons, domestic abusers and other dangerous people — required on most all gun sales in Vermont.

 

Putney Friends Meeting  presentation: Kay Olan w Hiawatha Belt

“The Two Row Wampum”

at: Next Stage

Kimball Hill Rd., Putney, VT

 

On Thursday November 20th at 7:00 PM

This film features stunning footage of the 28 day paddling journey from the Onondaga Nation to the United Nations in New York City during the summer of 2013 to re-ratify a 400 year old treaty.

The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion by the participants.

Non-perishable food donations will benefit the Putney Food Shelf

$5.00 suggested donation is requested for the upkeep of this  wonderful venue!

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Social Justice Film Festival 2014  sponsored by Putney Friends Meeting

To be held at Next Stage 15 Kimball Hill Rd., Putney, VT

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Thurs .  Nov .  6th:      The Power of Song

The life and songs of Pete Seeger; a documentary

Thurs .  Nov .  13th:   The Dharma Brothers

How lives were changed by the introduction of silent meditation at a maximum security prison

Thurs .  Nov .  20th: The Two Row Wampum

A very special presentation . Keep this date open! More info to follow…

All shows at 7:00 pm

To benefit the Food Shelf and Homeless Shelter – Bring a can of food and/or a warm jacket- and a friend!

$5  Donation for upkeep of the theatre requested.

~SJ Film Fest poster link~

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Waging Peace: Global Adventures of a Lifelong Activist
Book discussion with the author

Monday ~ October 6th ~ 7:30PM at Putney Cares
54 Kimball Hill Rd., Putney, Vermont

David Hartsough’s story demonstrates the power and effectiveness of organized nonviolent action. Waging Peace is more than one man’s memoir, Hartsough shows how this struggle is waged all over the world by ordinary people committed to ending the spiral of violence and war.
Sponsored by Putney Friends Meeting

Quaker Art SignFriends and members of the local community gathered on May 10th for the Art & Spirit exhibit at the Putney Friends Meeting house. Roger Vincent Jasaitis exhibited his contemporary landscape paintings and Matthew Wright read his insightful poetry to an appreciative audience. A lively discussion followed with observations by the artists and audience in the links between art and spirituality. Participants were moved to ask if this type of event could happen again and include other artists and art forms for exploration.

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PFM Gallery

 

 

Putney Friends Meeting is hosting a discussion with guest speaker Leslie Manning at Putney Friends Meetinghouse, RT 5, Putney, VT, on 12/8/13 at 12:00 noon. This event is free and all are welcome.

Leslie is interested to hear what Putney area folks have to say and learn where there is common ground.  In a culture of sanctioned violence, certain types of violence have become increasingly unacceptable, such as domestic violence, hate violence, workplace violence and bullying and intimidation.  How do we build on this and work with others for whom the Second Amendment or gun rights matter?  How do we engage safe and responsible gun owners in long-term change of current laws and attitudes?

Leslie Manning is a former regional coordinator for Mayors Against Illegal Guns, and serves as President of the Maine Council of Churches, a founding member of Faiths United Against Gun Violence.  She serves on the Advisory Committee of Project Safe Neighborhood, a federal anti-gun violence initiative and works closely with grass roots and faith groups in Maine and New Hampshire.

Leslie is a member of Durham, ME Monthly Meeting and Friends Committee on Maine Public Policy.