Edwina Peart is the Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator for Britain Yearly Meeting, appointed in 2018. She works with Quakers to remove barriers and actively seek…
Food for the Journey: a diversity and inclusion retreat
10 September 2022 - 10 September 2022
11:00 - 17:00
At the Woodbrooke Centre
A day of refreshment for Quakers working on diversity and inclusion in their local Quaker communities. Enjoy conversation and worship, the grounds of the Woodbrooke Centre, and inspiring words from guest speaker Robert Beckford.
This retreat builds on the Diversity and Inclusion Gatherings held at Woodbrooke in 2019 and 2020, and is for Quakers who are already involved in work around equity, justice, power and privilege. The day focusses on food for the journey, drawing on the spiritual source of our strength that helps us take the next step.
The day begins with input from Robert Beckford, an activist scholar and recently appointed Director of the Institute of Climate and Social Justice at the University of Winchester. After lunch, you will have the space for quiet reflection, and the opportunity to share the joys and difficulties of this important work in small groups. The day ends with worship.
This retreat is pay-as-led, meaning that the event is open for all to attend with an option of making a donation. For those who are able, we recommend a donation of £50 or more for the day.
Please note that this is a loving, brave space for people who are comfortable with all aspects of our commitment to equality.
Accommodation may be available at the Woodbrooke Centre on Friday 9 and Saturday 10 September. To enquire and book, please contact the Centre directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will still need to book here for the day retreat.
Woodbrooke working in partnership with Quakers in Britain.
This course will involve:
On the booking form, there is a chance for you to let us know about any accessibility or communication adjustments that will enable you to participate more fully in the course. This course will take place in a ground floor, wheelchair accessible meeting room.