Annie Patterson and Peter Blood-Patterson will be sharing how their activism shaped their lives as well as leading us in song during Southern California Quarterly Meeting Fall Fellowship at Tesmescal Canyon, November 3-4, 2018. Best known as the co-creators of the songbooks Rise Up Singing and Rise Again, they have performed around the country and abroad at singalong concerts and led workshops at hundreds of Friends meetings, churches, gatherings, yearly meetings and retreat centers, building hope and community through song.
Annie and Peter use their music to promote their Quaker values and concerns in a wide variety of secular settings from schools and camps to folk festivals and social justice events. They have spent time most recently on racial justice and interfaith work around climate change.
Peter edited Pete Seeger’s autobiography, Where Have All the Flowers Gone: A Singalong Memoir. He is currently working on developing Adult Religious Education courses for NEYM and is a member of the Prophetic Climate Action Working Group of NEYM.
Annie is an accomplished folk and jazz performer, recording artist and record producer. She is actively involved in racial justice work which includes supporting the Friends Center for Racial Justice in Ithaca, NY.
Their ministries of music, religious education, and racial justice are done under the spiritual oversight of Mt Toby Friends Meeting in NEYM. In addition to their music ministry they have also traveled widely among Friends sharing about how they live out their shared their lives dedicated to civil rights, peace, environmental and social justice, and individual leadings.
To register for Fall Fellowship, check www.scqm.og in late summer/early fall 2018, or email clerk at scqm.org for more info.