The Peace and Social Concerns Committee is working to help New Garden Friends Meeting 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, at 336-554-1534 or (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Anti-Racist Actions You Can Take Now:
Guilford County Black & Brown Women’s Voting Initiative: The Beloved Community Center and the ‘Get Out the Vote’ Committee at Saint James Presbyterian Church announces two separate community-wide discussions to be held on Thursday, August 27. The first ZOOM discussion will be held at 3 p.m., followed by a separate opportunity at 7 p.m. on the same day. Participants must register in advance for each meeting. Once registered, participants will receive a confirmation email. These events will be hosted by the Beloved Community Center.
The vision of these start-up conversations is to form a coalition of women-led organizations and voices to share strategies to increase voter engagement. Recalling the words of Fannie Lou Hamer, “Nobody is free until everybody is Free,” We want to achieve that reality beginning with exercising our right to vote. Though focused on Black and Brown Women, all individuals sharing this vision are invited to attend. For more information, call 336-230-0001. Register here in advance for this 3:00 p.m. meeting. Register here in advance for this 7:00 p.m. meeting. Contributed by Tim Lindeman.
Local Minority-Owned Business You Can Support Now:
Log-in to http://www.greensboroblackchamber.com, home of the Greater Greensboro Black Chamber of Commerce website, whose mission is to serve “as an advocate for the creation, growth and general welfare of African American businesses in the Triad. We are focused on facilitating economic growth for the business community by providing access to business resources and opportunities that add value. Creating Change and Community!”