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, 336-554-1534 by call/text or email to (traciventure66@yahoo.com)

Anti-Racist Actions You Can Take Now:

This Thursday, November 19, all are invited to join others from our yearly meeting, North Carolina Fellowship of Friends (NCFF), to discuss our understandings of racism and antiracism work. Historian Ibram X. Kendi, author of 2019’s How to Be an Antiracist, will begin by making a presentation on the subject. You do not need to read the book to participate. The meeting will take place via ZOOM and is scheduled for 90 minutes, beginning at 7 p.m. There is no charge.

To register, please contact Frank Massey directly, to have a Zoom link sent to you, at: (frank.c.massey@gmail.com). This will be the first of a three-part series; the next two meetings have yet to be scheduled. All are welcome. Discussions promise to be vibrant!

Local Minority-Owned Business You Can Support Now:

Log-in to https://tinyurl.com/yxhbgd5a 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!