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February 2 Press Release



ATLANTA, February 2, 2014 – “The Beloved Community” is a term popularized by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., that captures the imagination of people of goodwill. In this vision, poverty, hunger, and homelessness are not tolerated, because international standards of human decency will not allow it, and racism and prejudice are replaced by an all-inclusive spirit. Dr. King believed this goal could be achieved by a mass of people committed to social change. Today, social justice website, Tough Mind, Tender Heart, features three frontline activists committed to this goal.

Mawuli Davis is co-founder of the Davis Bozeman Law Firm, and is committed to representing marginalized groups throughout Georgia. His firm trains attorneys and activists in courageously advocating for community members. He is also co-founder of Let Us Make Man, an organization designed to inspire and instruct African American youth about achieving in life and serving their community.

Paula Dressel works with organizations to produce more equitable outcomes. At the Race Matters Institute, of JustPartners, Inc., she and her colleagues capitalize on institutional political will where it exists — and strive to create it where it does not. She believes racial equity is essential for the strength of our nation.

Rev. Dr. B. Jo Ann Mundy is executive co-director of Eliminating Racism and Claiming/Celebrating Equality (ERAC/Ce) in Kalamazoo, MI, and a core organizer and trainer at Crossroads Antiracism. ERAC/Ce works in broad-scope antiracism and in any place where institutional, structural, systemic racism is found.

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