The Beloved Community Table
Each Wednesday at 12:00, Beloved Community Center sponsors a “Community Table”, a space where all that can will assemble and share whatever is on their heart and mind. This effort to build community is an opportunity for factions of the community, which might not otherwise take an opportunity to exchange with each other, to sit and talk openly and candidly, with respect, to one another. This step is a critical step towards “making a difference in the civic life of our community.”
In continuation of the historic efforts of the Beloved Community Center, 2011 saw the second evolution of the Greensboro Justice Summer project, designed to expand the level of engagement in four targeted communities in Northeast Greensboro. Using the energy, creativity, dedication and commitment of ten college interns, these four neighborhoods were engaged in the process of organizing through door-to-door contact, small group yard meetings, larger community meetings, cookouts, National Night out, forming community watches, attending city council meetings and other voter education projects and Get Out The Vote (GOTV) efforts and the formation of neighborhood associations. These efforts led to an increase in the integration of neighbors in the lives of the community and resulted in this community having a significant role in the fall electoral process.