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A Story of Reimagining: Creating A Beloved Community

by Rukia Monique Rogers
November/December 2021
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But 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 opposers into friends.”

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

“To build community requires vigilant awareness of the work we must continually do to undermine all the socialization that leads us to behave in ways that perpetuate domination.”
bell hooks 

After working many years as a classroom teacher, I wanted to create a school where we could reimagine a program rooted in our relationships, our identity and own context—one not based solely upon licensing or accreditation expectations, or the culture of capitalism. I wanted this school to create its own story, connected with our passions, values and identity, creating a legacy and contribution to our greater community.

Our greater community is steeped with rich history. Our school is located in Atlanta, Georgia, home of the birthplace and final resting place of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We are strongly influenced by his legacy of social justice work to build a Beloved Community, as well as ...

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