🖤”We are of the beloved community. We are small and not flawless, but the beloved community exists right here in this room. .
In West Virginia it’s time to say —This is fertile ground, we’re going to hold your hand and lead the way.”
Thanks for the amazing conversation to all the panelists @jennpharrcharlestoncitycouncil Councilwoman Jennifer Pharr, Civil Engineer Isaac Fadiga (calling both wv and the Ivory Coast home), local west-sider Mavery Davis of Cooperative Central Appalachia, @ywcausa’s Jennifer Goddard, Reverend John Sylvia, @covenant_house wv Asst. Director David Bennet, @recoverypointwv Jennie Hill, and @acluwv ED Joseph Cohen— for your empathy, your work in our community, and your good trouble.
Special thanks to Literacy Volunteers of Kanawha County for organizing this panel talk and book drive in honor of Dr. King’s Beloved Community. Humbled to host conversations like these at #makeshop.
Dr. King envisioned “the Beloved Community as a society based on justice, equal opportunity, and love of one's fellow human beings. ... Fundamental to the concept of the Beloved Community is inclusiveness, both economic and social.” #lookingatappalachia #therealwestvirginia #belovedcommunity
Published on Jan 24, 2019