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, ([email protected]); by phone/text at 336-554-1534.
Anti-Racist Actions You Can Take Now:
1) Attend a Greensboro Bound Literary Festival virtual lecture “Voting for Racial Justice”, featuring Dr. Omar Ali and hosted by Letha Shupek on Friday, October 9, at 7-8 p.m. The lecture is free. Author of “In the Balance of Power: Independent Black Politics and Third-party Movements in the United States”, Dr. Ali will continue a “conversation on the state of our democracy, and how African Americans have used multiple independent political tactics and strategies to expand democracy and uphold civil and political rights since the founding of the nation.” Log-in to https://greensborobound.com/events/voting-for-racial-justice/ to join the ZOOM or call “Brian” at Scuppernong Books at 336-763-1919 for more info.
2) Beginning Tuesday, October 13 and continuing the following two Tuesdays (Oct. 20 and 27), participate in a three-part series by the Greensboro History Museum entitled “Indigenous in North Carolina”. Each webinar begins at 6 p.m. The subjects will change each week, beginning with “Mascots and Indigenous Representation”, followed by “Missing, Murdered, Indigenous Women”, and ending with “Indian Education in Public Schools.” This Thursday’s lecture features two professors from UNC-Pembroke. Registration is now open at https://tinyurl.com/ghm-ed-webinar-mascots. For more information, contact the museum’s Curator of Education Rodney Dawson at ([email protected]) or at 336-333-6831.
Local Minority-Owned Business You Can Support NOW:
Another Facebook Group to join…Search for and ask to join a private page with over 10,000 members, “GreensboroBLACKFood Mob”. You will have to read a few rules and answer a couple of questions before being allowed in, but once inside, you will find a smorgasbord of businesses, pictures, videos, and menus, all focused on Greensboro’s eclectic food community. You could begin by exploring the DISCUSSION and MEDIA tabs at the top. Although a little confusing at first, with just a little effort, it becomes a tantalizing experience and promises to create interest in never-heard-before restaurants and food trucks! Please contact Traci if you need any further help.