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Join us for our 2020 King Holiday Signature Event Beloved Community Talks
Monday, January 20, 2020 • 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM EST

Register today!

Register Today!

Lend Your Voice and Join Our Conversation!

Live Stream Event

Monday, January 20, 2020 • 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM EST

During this year’s King Holiday, The King Center invites you to join us in courageous conversations that explore systemic racism and the actions required to end it. The King Holiday, Beloved Community Talks will be streamed live on all King Center social media platforms.

Meet Our Moderator

Jamil Smith

Senior Writer, Rolling Stone

Understanding Systemic Racism and Intersectionality

This powerful conversation will provide a foundation for gaining a better and deeper understanding of systemic racism. In addition, this enlightening conversation will explore how to dismantle the interlocking systems of power that lead to institutionalized racism.

Deena Hayes-Greene
Co-Founder & Managing Director, Racial Equity Institute, LLC.

Jacqueline Battalora, Ph.D., J.D.
Saint Xavier University; Author, Birth of a White Nation: The Invention of White People and Its Relevance

A Decade of Change and Disruption

This dynamic conversation will demonstrate how to use your voice and influence to amplify social issues and dismantle systems that perpetuate injustice. Lastly, this inspiring conversation will provide a foundation and action items for others to facilitate change and positive disruption in order to transform communities and create a more just and humane world.

Takeo Spikes, MBA
Creator, Behind the Mask; Retired NFL Linebacker

Anquan Boldin
Co-Founder, Players Coalition;
Retired NFL Player

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Together, we can bridge the racial divide to build Dr. King’s dream of the Beloved Community. Join the King Center and our partner, Civic Dinners to learn how to host your own Beloved Community Talk in your own communities.