A person stands in front of a group of people sitting in pews, leading a presentation

Friends gather at the Dover Friends Meeting for an annual celebration with AFSC staff.  Mark Holt-Shannon

Quaker action for a just world: A conversation between Friends and AFSC

The American Friends Service Committee is working to create, strengthen and nurture our relationships with Monthly and Yearly Meetings and Churches. In our work through Quaker engagement, we hope to connect with Friends intentionally and share opportunities to engage with our work to build peace around the globe. 

AFSC's Director of Quaker Engagement, Brian Blackmore, is traveling throughout the U.S. South and Midwest to engage with Quaker Meetings and share the work carried out through AFSC's programs across the world. 

Tour schedule

Tour dates will be added to this page as they become available. Check back here to stay updated!

1185 Sunset Drive Coral Gables, FL 33146

12:00pm ET

In-Person Only

701 West Howard Avenue, Decatur, Georgia 30030

11:45am ET

Hybrid (https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89686276751)

316 E Marks St, Orlando, FL 32803

11:45am ET

Hybrid (https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87881003022 -  passcode 316EMarks [case sensitive])

120 Pisgah Church Road, Columbia, SC 29203

11:30am ET

Hybrid (https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2934909472)

404 Alexander Ave, Durham, NC 27705

Dinner at 5:30 PM ET; Presentation at 6:15 PM ET

1103 New Garden Rd, Greensboro, NC 27410

12:00pm ET

Hybrid (https://us02web.zoom.us/j/396339354?pwd=OEIvWkltbW1SSHc5S3Fldm4wSGMrdz09 - Passcode: 5tZvUa [if requested])

531 Raleigh Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

9:30am ET

Zoom (https://zoom.us/j/96090762961?pwd=cjJWcG5ObXlTMnZOQTdLVk55TUFIZz09#success)

4211 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312

11:45am CT

Hybrid (https://us06web.zoom.us/j/94895131489?pwd=dnJCMnZkQnZ5SWhQTllLSVp5cDNDUT09#success)

Hybrid: Join in-person or online - 11:30 a.m. CT

4405 Gillham Rd, Kansas City, Mo 64110

Join on Zoom

1400 Turner Rd, Lansing, MI 48906

10 a.m. ET

Hybrid: Join on Zoom

1420 Hill St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

12:45pm ET

4401 York Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55410

Light meal at 5 p.m. followed by the presentation at 6 p.m.

Hybrid event: Join on Zoom

This event is hybrid: Friends are invited to join in-person or online

1725 Grand Ave, St Paul, MN 55105

9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. 


Hybrid event: Join in-person or online

Shared meal at 5 p.m. CT, presentation at 6 p.m. CT

3224 N Gordon Pl, Milwaukee, WI 53212

Join on Zoom: Link forthcoming

1704 Roberts Court Madison, Wisconsin 53711

1 p.m. - 2 p.m. CT

Refreshments and light meal served at 6 p.m. CT

Presentation begins at 7 p.m. CT

Hybrid: 5615 S. Woodlawn Ave, Chicago IL

Join on Zoom

1010 Greenleaf St, Evanston, IL 60202

12:30 p.m. CT 

Hybrid: Join on Zoom

As the Director of Quaker Engagement, Brian's work concentrates on leading AFSC’s efforts to build nurturing, trusting, and engaged relationships with Quaker faith communities, schools, and organizations in the U.S. and around the world. He is also a resource for AFSC staff to learn more about Quaker history, beliefs, culture, and practices.

Brian is a Quaker educator and community builder whose lifelong career has focused on religion, social justice, and peacemaking. He is a member of Gainesville Monthly Meeting, a part of Southeastern Yearly Meeting (SEYM), but his connections with Friends stretch across many different regions of the United States and around the world.