Beloved Community Collective
Building a beloved Community
Elizabethtown College hosted the Beloved Community Collective, a celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from Jan. 17 to Feb. 7. The campus community participated in a series of events and workshops focused on fostering a healthy and inclusive culture on our campus, self-love, and relationship building.
The name "Beloved Community Collective" was derived from Dr. King’s speech delivered at a rally in 1956 following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to desegregate the seats on Montgomery busses, “the end is reconciliation; the end is redemption; the end is the creation of the Beloved Community. It is this type of spirit and this type of love that can transform opponents into friends. It is this type of understanding goodwill that will transform the deep gloom of the old age into the exuberant gladness of the new age. It is this love which will bring about miracles in the hearts of men.”
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