T3 Initiative

T3

The goal of IMPACT’s Truth, Trust, and Transformation initiative is to strengthen our capacity at the individual, neighborhood, and systems level to break down barriers; to see ourselves as having equal value; and to create networks of connection, mutual support, and action across lines of difference.  In doing so, we believe that we can build a more equitable Montgomery County where everyone can have a full and quality life. Many of our upcoming activities will have all three components of truth, trust, and transformation, yet some will focus on one more than another. Here is a glimpse into some of what we have planned:

TRUTH:
Through events like IMPACT NOW!, our goal is to raise individual awareness and understanding around how historical and structural racism connect to today’s challenges.  Keep an eye out for future spaces we plan to host in the network, including book groups, affinity circles to explore issues of racial identity, and storytelling where our truths can be expressed.

TRUST:
Through the Network Weaver Learning Program, our goal is to transform neighborhood culture by strengthening inter-personal relationships, trust, and mutual understanding across lines of difference, and by increasing the number of resident-led actions that lead to quality of life improvements.  The learning program will be launched this fall.

TRANSFORMATION:
Through our Local Inclusive Economy and Community-Wealth Building Initiative, our goal is to lead a systems’ transformation effort aimed at addressing the growing income and wealth gap.  Using a community-centered approach, we will support the development of a local economy system that enables people traditionally left out of economic enterprise opportunities to build and own a network of micro, small, and cooperative businesses – leading to increased financial security, assets, and community wealth.

 

 

21 Days of Race Reflection:
A Learning Journey
Join us for the kick-off
 
Tuesday, February 5th
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
 
IMPACT Silver Spring
8807 Colesville Road
Lower Level
Silver Spring, MD

“For people working to bring about racial justice, the most important action

is to stay in close touch with racial education each day.” --Deborah Stroman

For the month of February, IMPACT invites you to join us for “21 Days of Race Reflection,” a learning journey featuring daily activities to help build understanding and knowledge of issues related to race and racism. The learning journey is self-directed with help from the 21 Days of Race Reflection Guide that features daily suggestions for articles to read, videos to watch, and topics to journal about that range from 10 minutes to an hour and a half to complete.  You’re invited to the February 5th kick-off to get rooted, connected, and inspired as you embark on “21 Days of Reflecting on Race.”  Please click HERE to register for this FREE event. Registration for the kick-off event is capped at 25.  

All are welcome to join in this learning journey, even if you can't make the February 5th kick-off. To download the "21 Days of Race Reflection" Guide, please click HERE