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Jan. 17, 2022

It Starts With Me: Creating The Beloved Community


Join us on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. ET (UTC -5) to talk about the role of art in amplifying social justice activism and gain encouragement as you seek creative and non-violent ways to bring attention to ongoing racial injustice.

Panelists include:
- Chelsey Richardon, educator, poet, mother
- Kareem Samara, musician, composer, sound artist
- Karin Ryan, The Carter Center, moderator
- Josh Griffin, The Carter Center, moderator

At a time when our nation is increasingly polarized and violence is on the rise, there is a need for more understanding and compassion, and less arguing and condemning. The arts can overcome these barriers by touching people’s hearts and souls and can galvanize diverse groups of people to come together for the common good. The Roundtable can begin a process of mobilizing artists to work for these aims.

Coordinated by Joshua Griffin, MDP

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Greetings from cold Atlanta on MLK Day.

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You can see the Palestinian Blues Roundtable archive at

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Chelsey's book can be purchased at

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You can see a recent Roundtable on economic inequality at

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You can see the Roundtable with Joseph Guay at


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