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 (traciventure66@yahoo.com).

Anti-Racist Actions You Can Take Now:

Register with the non-partisan Poor People’s Campaign, Forward Justice and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund to become a trained Poll Monitor during the upcoming 2020 election. This effort aims to provide election protection in 10 key states, including North Carolina. Friends and family members of participants are encouraged to register, as well. Non-partisan trainings will be held via ZOOM and will last 90 minutes. Participants will learn how to spot issues, report problems and assist voters. All Poll Monitors must attend a training event. Training for NC will be held on two separate evenings: Monday, October 5 or Thursday, October 22, both of which begin at 7 p.m. Go to: www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/voting/voter-protection/ to register for one of these trainings.

FYI: Early voting begins in NC on Thursday, October 15 and runs through Saturday, October 31, with different times for different days. Visit www.guilfordcountync.gov/our-county/board-of-elections/absentee-voting-information/early-voting-one-stopvoting for Early Voting dates, times, and locations in Guilford County. Contributed by Catherine Holcombe.

Local Minority-Owned Business You Can Support Now:

Log-in to http://www.greensboroblackchamber.com, 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!