April 26, 2014, SCQM Spring Gathering, Santa Monica, CA
A joint project of Santa Monica Friends Meeting and Southern California Quarterly Meeting, this mural about Quaker Testimonies: Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Unity and Equality, was painted on the parking lot wall of the Santa Monica Meetinghouse.
The mural was planned by teens, young adults, and the SCQM Youth Planning Committee, with artist Tanna Moontaro (Santa Monica Friends Meeting) and Alyssa Nelson (PYM Youth Program Coordinator / Davis Meeting). Younger children, parents, and others joined them to paint, and everyone signed it at the end of the day with colorful thumbprint “buds” on a community vine (see picture at bottom of page).
Quaker Bolivia Link development projects in the High Andes.
QBL is supported by several Monthly Meetings in Pacific Yearly Meeting, and many individual Friends. This eight minute film shows something of the remote and poor communities QBL works in, bringing water supplies, greenhouses and agricultural development projects. QBL is one of many Quaker responses to poverty.
QBL Website link.
On July 21, 2012, La Jolla MM Quakers joined the San Diego Pride LGBT Parade. About twenty of us walked, rode, skate-boarded, cartwheeled, and motorized cycled down the parade route. People cheered us, thanked us for coming, and asked, “Who are Quakers?” along the way.
Video of the Peace Crane sculpture unveiling Oct 15, 2011
Sculptor James Hubbell
Welcome to the San Diego Friends Center’s celebration of the installation of the Peace Crane sculpture and of the culmination of the visionary effort to create a sustainable facility for peace, justice, and spiritual growth.
67 Voices/67 Dreams
Mural designer Pancho Pescador
Photo by Philip Gerrie
ABOUT 67 SUEÑOS
A project of American Friends Service Committee
AFSC staff person and principal co-ordinator of the project was Pablo Paredes