Friends on the Move

We are happy to welcome Maggie Sager, who will serve as CFSC’s Summer Program Assistant from May to August. Maggie will not only support the smooth functioning of the office here at Friends House in Toronto, but will also provide direct assistance to the program committees as they do CFSC’s service work. Maggie is pursuing her doctorate in Sexual Diversity Studies and Modern Middle Eastern History at the University of Toronto. Her past work experience includes interning for American Friends Service Committee and volunteering as a member of the UC Berkeley Students for Justice in Palestine. You will be able to contact her this summer at
CFSC staff Jennifer Preston (Hamilton Meeting) has been traveling and presenting regularly of late. She presented at a Truth and Reconciliation workshop hosted by St. James Westminster Church in London, ON. She worked with partners in the Coalition for the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples to host a reception in Ottawa for expert members of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (PFII) and the UN Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Jennifer and associate member Paul Joffe presented on Musqueam territory at the Union of BC Indian Chiefs’ Council meeting on implementing the UN Declaration. Jennifer and Paul also presented on the UN Declaration and free, prior, and informed consent on Tsimshin territory (Prince Rupert, BC) at a Skeena leaders’ gathering. As you are receiving this issue of Quaker Concern, Jennifer and CFSC member Rachel Singleton-Polster (Victoria Friends Meeting) are representing Friends at UN Headquarters in New York at the PFII.