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King’s Vision 2020: The Fierce Urgency of Now

In keeping with Dr. King’s assertion “we are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there "is" such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action.” People are divided because we are disconnected, in 2020, the King Center is asking others around the nation to join us now in in a call to action.

As the nation continues to grapple with issues of race and racism, the King Center is looking to encourage communities across the nation In engaging in 1000 courageous conversations. Whether conversations occur across dinners or small living spaces, Beloved Community Talks will provide the tools to foster dialogue that promotes humanity, while building a bridge across racial divides. Let’s Bridge the Racial Divide. The purpose of the resources is to provide a roadmap and tools necessary for individuals and communities to have the challenging and difficult, conversations to bridge the racial divide in America by addressing the pains and unrest of racism rooted in a historical context. The goal is for individuals to connect… come together and work to create actionable solutions that bridge the racial divides in America.

The Beloved Community Talks: Let’s Bridge the Racial Divide continues to serve as the catalyst for the long-term goal to promote understanding, address forgiveness, encourage positive behavior modification activities, and influence equitable change to the national infrastructure. The King Center’s BCT toolkit was developed to guide individuals and groups to have the conversations to become advocates, allies and agents of change.

Dr. Martin Luther King

Mission and Vision

The Beloved Community Talks (BCT) mission is to create an environment conducive to open, honest, and unapologetic conversations that are civil; bringing people out of their comfort zone to promote understanding and to influence equitable change to the national infrastructure.

We envision that individuals and communities will find commonalities that bring them together in order to work on initiatives in their respective communities. The BCT will provide an environment within communities where people can get to know each other, seeking first to understand and then to be understood.