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, by phone/text at 336-554-1534 or at ([email protected]).

Anti-Racist Actions You Can Take Now:

Sign-up today to become a 2020 Civic Engagement Volunteer for the NAACP. Membership is not required. First, register at and hen sign-up to participate in a one-hour training session. After that, you will receive the names and contact info of 20 specific “infrequent voters” whom you can call or text to remind them to vote. The next ZOOM training sessions are this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, September 26 and 27, from 6 – 7 p.m., each evening. You are asked to participate in just one session.

For more info, call the NAACP at 888-984-2510 (Monday – Friday) or email the state office at ([email protected].)

Local Minority-Owned Business You Can Support Now:

Visit to find Black-owned businesses in our city, including restaurants, event planners, photographers/artists, beauty and products, barbers, retailers, dentists/doctors, health/wellness, pet care, attorneys, insurance agents, realtors, banks/financial services, automotive/home repair/services, marketing, etc…