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King Center's Beloved Community Talks Convenes Influential Men with diverse voices around bridging the racial divides. Join our guest Moderator, John Gray and Lead Conversationalists: Randy Evans, Jaime Harrison, Daryl Davis, Scott Shepherd, Pastor Mike Hayes, Pastor Raphael Warnock, Bishop Harry Jackson and Robert W. Lee IV in Courageous Conversations about the man's role in Bridging the Racial Divide.

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The Beloved Community Talks



Dr. Bernice A. King
CEO, The King Center

dr. john powell
Dir. of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society

George Lakey
Peacemaker and Nonviolent Activist

Marian Wright Edelman
Founder and President of the Children's Defense Fund

“We must rapidly begin the shift from a "thing-oriented" society to a "person-oriented" society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered.” ~MLK, Jr.

The King Center in partnership with The Carter Center, Center for Civil and Human Rights and Racial Equity Institute presents a special 3-Day Series of Beloved Community Talks: Together We Win…Facing Racism, Poverty and Militarism as part of the commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

King Center CEO, Dr. Bernice King, welcomes special guests, leader of UC Berkeley Haas Institute , dr. john powell, renowned peace leader, activist and sociologist, George Lakey and many other top thinkers and doers in the world around to lead courageous conversations and engage attendees in interactive sessions on what Dr. King described as the “triple evils” – racism, poverty and militarism. This special 3-Day Beloved Community Talks will feature keynote speakers who will share a message of resilience and power analysis. Our team of diverse lead conversationalist will clarify the swirl of information surrounding the main topic of the day (racism, poverty, or militarism).

Thursday, April 5th: Together We Win...Facing Racism
The King Center kicks off the 3-Day Series of Beloved Community Talks on April 5th addressing a very prevalent evil in 2018... RACISM! "Together We Win...Facing Racism..." will feature internationally recognized expert in the areas of civil rights, civil liberties, structural racialization, racial identity, fair housing and poverty, dr. john powell.

Friday, April 6th: Together We Win...Facing Poverty
On April 6th at our partner location, The Center for Civil and Human Rights for ”Together We Win...Facing Poverty." Lead conversationalists and world thought leaders and innovators will explore the "truths, lies, and myths" related to poverty and take an in-depth look at Dr. King's solutions for eradicating poverty. Founder and President of The Children Defense Fund, Marian Wright Edelman will be our featured keynote speaker for the day.

Saturday, April 7th: Together We Win... Facing Militarism
On April 7th, Together We Win...Facing Militarism will feature Keynote, George Lakey, author of “Strategizing for a Living Revolution. This courageous conversation will include world thought leaders on the subject of Militarism. The Beloved Community Talks will wrap up with a charge from our CEO, Dr. Bernice A. King.

Register NOW...Early Bird Special Ends February 15!


This special 3-Day Series of Beloved Community Talks welcomes all people who believe in or can imagine the Beloved Community.

  • Corporate leaders / Management
  • Middle to senior-level social service agency employees who impact the direction of work in their organization.
  • Students who are grappling with the systemic realities of the giant triplets.
  • Social movement veterans
  • Employees within corporate America
  • Activists & Influencers in various arenas (e.g.- educational, environmental, cultural, social, political, civic, sports, entertainment, etc..)
  • Individuals who desire to learn more about how to engage in social and policy change


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