Dear NCFF Monthly Meetings:
The North Carolina Fellowship of Friends (NCFF) Antiracism Working Group is interested in the work being done around race and racism in the monthly meetings of NCFF and has put together a survey for individuals to complete. The responses will be anonymous, but we are asking for respondents to identify their monthly meetings. The results will be aggregated and reported to a future NCFF Gathering, hopefully this March. We will also send your meeting a summary of any responses we receive from your participants, as long as they fill out the question about their meeting, but we will not be sharing meeting-specific data with other meetings. If you have members who need to complete the survey on paper, we would appreciate it if you would print it out for them and then enter their answers on our online form. Here is more information about the survey:
Survey for NCFF
At a meeting of the North Carolina Fellowship of Friends (NCFF) Antiracism Working Group on December 1, 2022, members in attendance decided that it would be helpful to know how our Meetings were dealing with antiracism*. We agreed that a survey could be used to assess where each Meeting as a body was with respect to becoming more antiracist. Please complete the three sections in this anonymous survey by February 7, by visiting this link: The first includes 10 yes/no questions; the second, six open ended questions; and the third, a checklist for you to look at what you are doing in your daily life to address or show awareness of antiracism. Although this is an anonymous survey, we ask that you list your Meeting at the end.
We are hopeful that the results of this survey will help both individual Meetings as well as our NCFF Antiracism Working Group to assess our Meetings’ antiracist work and to plan for future programs that might address particular needs. Thank you for helping us in this endeavor. (*Here is a definition of “antiracism” from the glossary of Friends Committee on North Carolina Legislation:
“Individualized and collectivized efforts to actively oppose racism through making consistent, equitable choices and advocating for political, social, and economic changes through policy change, cultural change, and other manifestations of social and institutional power.”) Thank you for your assistance.
I am happy to answer any questions you may have. Kate Hood Seel, On behalf of the Antiracism Working Group