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Stephen G. Cary Memorial Lecture 2022: Strategizing for Change ~ Applying Lessons from the Life of Bayard Rustin to Quaker Work at the UN

Sep 12, 2022

Sarah Clarke, Director of the Quaker UN Office in New York
Free and open to the public, registration required. In-person registration is limited. Separate registration links are below.

7:30pm-9:00pm Eastern Time (US & Canada) via Zoom.

As we approach the 75th anniversary of Quaker work at the UN, we have an opportunity to reflect on those in our community who have taught us valuable lessons about the Quaker traditions of non-violence and direct engagement with those who hold power. The wisdom and life of Quaker civil rights activist Bayard Rustin offers insights and lessons that continue to guide us today and as we look into the future.

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Bayard Rustin was a leader in social movements for civil rights, socialism, nonviolence, and gay rights.

Bayard Rustin was a leader in social movements for civil rights, socialism, nonviolence, and gay rights.


Sarah Clarke serves as Director of the Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO) in New York. In this capacity, she leads QUNO’s engagement with the UN, diplomats, and civil society representatives, bringing Quaker practice and insights to the work of the UN system. Sarah holds a master’s degree in international political economy from the London School of Economics and has worked in the field of peacebuilding and conflict transformation for over 20 years. Previously, she served as Quaker Representative at QUNO from 2002–2014 before undertaking work with a variety of peacebuilding leaders in Myanmar/Burma. In her work, Sarah brings a passion for building inclusive dialogue between stakeholders and strengthening engagement between non-state actors and international policy makers. Sarah is originally from Canada and is a member of Ottawa monthly meeting. While working in New York, she resides with her family in Philadelphia.

The Stephen G. Cary Memorial Lecture was endowed by Norval and Ann Reece and established in 2004 in concert with Pendle Hill’s publication of Steve Cary’s memoir, The Intrepid Quaker: One Man’s Quest for Peace.

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