Rise & Run is a candidate training program with a mission to convene, train, and support Black individuals to secure elected positions that drive a flourishing economy in Montgomery County. We’re looking to champion diversity and inclusive representation of elected offices and ensure that Black voices are centered and amplified throughout the political process.
Rise & Run’s application process has officially begun. If you or someone you know is interested in securing an elected position in Montgomery County, MD, we’re here to help. Apply today at www.riseandrun.academy .
Check out https://riseandrun.academy/ for an overview of the program. We’re accepting applications now through March 1st, and the program begins March 22nd.
On our FAQ page, there’s a link to view a recording of our launch event.
At IMPACT, we believe personal transformation can cycle up to create the change we want to see in our communities and institutions. The Weaver Learning Lab is a learning experience designed around the core belief that we need a radical restructuring of systems rooted in the creation of a new culture based on the principles of liberation. Now, with 94 Weavers who have participated in the Lab, we are ecstatic to offer the 5th cohort this Spring!
The Lab is a space to slow down and take a more holistic approach to addressing racism. With an emphasis on the inner awareness needed for outward action, Weavers explore the challenges in seeking racial equity, justice, and liberation alongside others on the same journey. We invite you to apply to phase 1 of the Weaver Learning Lab before March 5th by clicking on this link: https://tinyurl.com/WLL2021
Celebrate Black History Month with Author Jim Johnston
Yarrow Mamout’s is one of the most remarkable success stories in American history. Brought to Maryland on a slave ship in 1752, he lived for a time in Montgomery County. After he was freed, he became the most prominent African American in Georgetown. In 1819, the great portrait painter Charles Willson Peale learned of Yarrow and painted a “remarkable likeness” as a testament to racial equality. Historian Jim Johnston from Montgomery History will present the story of this remarkable man and his descendants.
Join us for this special presentation in honor and celebration of Black History Month.
Friday, February 26, 2021 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM via Zoom
The Rotary Club of Downtown Silver Spring created a Black Lives Matter yard sign project to support their Black Lives Matter statement. Proceeds from the sale of the sign are donated to alleviate food insecurity through the Rainbow Community Development Center. The Rotary Club has partnered with All Set Restaurant, an African-American owned business to sell the signs. Double-side yard signs with stands are $20.00, and single-sided window signs are $16.00.
Chances are that you’ve had to dramatically upend your operational procedures to adjust to the new reality caused by an unprecedented global pandemic.
Today, and for the foreseeable future, many of the employees supporting small businesses are working from home.
If you don’t have a formal policy in place, don’t add that to your list of worries. Momentum Law Group has graciously allowed LM to share a resource that can help. Here, you will find a customizable Telecommuting Policy template to assist with your efforts.
If you have friends and colleagues who can make use of this Telecommuting Policy template, please feel free to share it. As always, if you need help navigating the ever-shifting business arena please reach out to Michael Gottlieb, Principal at Momentum Law Group at 301.658.2205 or at firstname.lastname@example.org