The program for the June 2016 Yearly Meeting has been released. The overriding theme is “Unraveling Racism,” the dates are June 9 through 12, and the location is the usual, Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa. FGC’s Vanessa Julye will spark the Meeting with a plenary address on Thursday and a workshop on the topic on Friday. As the program describes, “Unraveling racism is [Vanessa’s] life’s work as she travels throughout the United States and abroad.” As Bob Welsh recently explained in a First Day announcement, “do not let financial constraints keep you from this event; scholarship money is available.”
There will be multiple opportunities for community worship each day, as well as Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business on Thursday afternoon and on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings. Documents for consideration at those business meetings will be posted to the SAYMA website on or about June 1. You will find, as usual, a wide variety of small workshops to attend on Friday and Saturday afternoons, many of which will address the major theme. In addition, time is set aside for more physical activities.
To ensure a space for you in these activities, you are asked to file your registration by May 16; after that date, a late fee of $30 will be added, and no registrations will be accepted after May 25. The basic registration fee costs $45, plus a campus facilities use fee of $7 per day. The cost of room and meals is additional.
You may go to the SAYMA Website to obtain more information and download a registration form. Please contact either Paul Hultberg or Bob Welsh for more information about assistance for fee payments.