The Peace & Social Concerns Committee is working to help NGFM incorporate more immediate social and economic justice actions into our everyday lives. Thus, every weekly newsletter will include one Anti-Racist Action suggestion and one website whereby members can find minority-owned business to support, if they so choose. The Meeting is not endorsing or advertising these businesses; we just feel it’s important to spread dollars more equitably to all community members and entrepreneurs. Suggestions for future ideas/ submissions can be sent to Traci Claywell, by phone/text at 336-554-1534 or (traciventure66@yahoo.com).

Anti-Racist Actions You Can Take Now:
Register online to participate in a ZOOM webinar series entitled “Groundwater”, a community initiative to introduce 846 community members to the issue of systemic racism and how it impacts our entire society. This 3-hour educational webinar will leverage the Racial Equity Institute’s “Groundwater Approach”, which is a metaphor designed to help our community internalize the reality that we live in a racially-structured society, and that that is what causes racial inequity. By starting with this understanding, we can unlock
trans-formative change.

“In this 3-hour educational webinar, Racial Equity Institute’s organizers will use stories and data to present a perspective that racism is fundamentally structural in nature. Racial Equity Institute’s organizers will examine narratives around racial dis-proportionality and make use of compelling research data to illustrate the systemic nature of racism and the fallacy of typical explanations like poverty, education, social class, individual behavior or cultural attributes that often get associated with particular racial groups.” Series 8:46 is hosted by the NCCJ of the Piedmont Triad and the YMCA of Greensboro, in partnership with The Partnership Project, Inc., and the Racial Equity Institute.

Five dates/times are available from which to choose, including two dates in August (Wed., Aug. 19 at 1pm, and Sun.
8/23 at 3pm), and three dates in September (Wed., 9/2 at 9am, Wed. 9/16 at 9am, and Mon. 9/21 at 9am).

Log-in to The 8:46 Series to learn more, pick a date, and to register. The cost is $40 to participate. Questions may be directed to (info@ymcagreensboro.org). Contributed by Patricia Gutzwiller

Local Minority-Owned Business You Can Support Now:
Visit http://www.buyblackgso.com to find Black-owned businesses in our city, including restaurants, event planners, photographers/
artists, beauty and products, barbers, retailers, dentists and doctors, health and wellness, pet care, attorneys, insurance agents, realtors, banks and financial services, automotive and home repair/services, marketing, etc…