Audio from the All NH Gathering of Friends 2013-01-19 Concord NH

AFSC Healing Justice Page:

Jamie Bisonnette-Lewy (Abnaki) Keynote speaker


Jamie Bissonette-Lewy bio page:

jamie_bissonette_lewey.mp3 (18.5 MB) =>

margaret_hawthorn.mp3 (17.7 MB) =>

Q_and_A.mp3 (14.4 MB) =>

intros.mp3 (6.7 MB) =>

Jamie’s bio page:

AFSC NH Statehouse Watch:

The program from the event:

Come one, come all!



Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013

Wesley Methodist Church,

79 Clinton St. Concord, NH


9:00- Gather, Registration, Exhibits, Hot tea/coffee- provided by Concord and N. Sandwich (suggested registration $5 per person, $10 per family)- If you have exhibits, come set them up anytime after 8:30am

9:30- Worship
10:00- Introduction of theme- FRIENDS AND PRISON MINISTRY

Jamie Bissonette-Lewey from AFSC and Margaret Hawthorne from Monadnock Meeting

11: 00- Introduction of those present 11:15- Interest Groups

  1. Public Policy- Arnie Alpert and Patricia Higgins
  2. Restorative justice- Nancy Shippen and Jamie Bissonette-Lewey
  3. Quaker work inside prisons and jails- Maggie Fogarty and Muriel Farrar
  4. Childrens Program- based on Elizabeth Fry’s work in prison reform

12:15 – Lunch- Organized potluck –

  1. Soups- Gonic and Dover
  2. Beverages- Hanover, Quaker City, and Kendal
  3. Salads/breads- Weare and Monadnock
  4. Deserts- West Epping, Lancaster, Keene, and Exeter

1:15- All group plenary- sharing of morning’s groups and other All NH business plus brief presentations from Beth Christenson re: her work in State Womens Prison and from Nancy Shippen re: how AVP program has been used in restorative ways after civil war and genocide in Burundi and Rwanda.

1:00- Children sledding party-Concord Friends
or some age appropriate AVP exercises? 
(depending on weather conditions)

3:00- Finish with some singing of all ages

Childrens Program: There will be childcare available throughout the day.
It is helpful to know in advance how many children to plan for. Please send in ages of kids likely to come to: Marian Baker, 603-478-5650 or

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