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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone or text at 336-554-1534.
Anti-Racist Actions You Can Take Now: For those people with a Facebook account, ask to join a local, private page entitled Anti-Racist White Folks. With almost 2,500 members since its creation in 2017, it defines itself as “a space for white folks who are doing anti-racist work accountable to Greensboro Rising leadership to share upcoming events/opportunities, debrief past events/actions, and engage in thoughtful and self-reflective discussion. We want members of this group to be actively engaged in discussion here, not just spectators.”
Along with opportunities for education, discussion and reflection, a separate tab under the Events label provides info on upcoming online events related to Racism awareness. One such event hosted by the Greensboro Rising de-Escalation Training Committee, “Anti-Racism 101,” will take place on August 11, at 7 p.m. and promises to “bring an introductory analysis of how whiteness has interrupted Black liberation and tools for getting familiar with doing anti-racist work.”
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!” Explore their website to discover businesses, events and programs that support our local minority-owned entrepreneurial community!