What Does Dr. King's "Beloved Community" Look Like Today?
“The way of acquiescence leads to moral and spiritual suicide. The way of violence leads to bitterness in the survivors and brutality in the destroyers. But the way of non-violence leads to redemption and the creation of the beloved community.” – Martin Luther King, Jr., "Sermon on Gandhi," 1959
On April 4th, the 45th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., Oakland’s own East Bay Meditation Center invites you to gather and explore what the dream of beloved community looks like today.
Join Pulitzer Prize Winning author Alice Walker ("The Color Purple"), Buddhist scholar and teacher Jack Kornfield (Spirit Rock Meditation Center), and spiritual leader and author Rev. Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith (Agape International Spiritual Center) for The Dream Never Dies: A Conversation on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s “Beloved Community” and Where We Go From Here.
Moderated by Konda Mason and featuring musical guests Rickie Byars Beckwith and Raz Kennedy, the event is a fundraiser for the East Bay Meditation Center, a diverse community sharing wisdom teachings and social engagement for all in downtown Oakland.
"The Dream Never Dies"
Thursday, April 4, 2013, 7:00pm
Zellerbach Auditorium at University of California, Berkeley
Sliding Scale Tickets: $30 - $100 ($20 students w/ ID)