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Honoring Dr. King: Love, Power, Justice, and the “Beloved Community”

Today we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his message of reconciliation and nonviolence. I read a lot about Dr. King when researching my book, and found myself deeply resonating with what he had to say.

Finding a Gem

The Holiday’s Origins

Introducing Legislation

The Beloved Community

Civic Dinners: A Modern Way to Engage

“What Do You Love About Atlanta?”

The Start of Civic Dinners

  1. How are we all connected to the topic of the evening, and what do you know about it?
  2. What is the story of us? What are the barriers and constraints toward achieving our goals? What biases do we have toward this issue? (It’s here where they explore the parameters of the problem space on the surface level but also deeper on the systemic level.)
  3. Why are we doing this and how will we act? (This gets to why the change is necessary, what’s at stake if we don’t change, the sense of urgency, and what we need to do to get there.)

Types of Discussions in Civic Dinners

Building a Beloved Community



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Amy J. Wilson

Author, Founder, and CEO. Empathy for Change. Movement maker, storyteller, empathy advocate.