Building healthy,
sustainable communities
through arts and culture



The vision of The Beloved Community is to provide a point of contact by which all residents, public and private institutions are able to contribute to and participate in equitable redevelopment of the Westside beloved community by implementing the Westside Land Use Framework Plan. MISSION: The mission of the Beloved Community is to: • work in ecumenical inclusiveness to build with intentionality, the beloved Westside community as defined by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: a society based on justice, equal opportunity, and love of one’s fellow human beings. • work with Westside individuals, families, neighborhood businesses, long standing service agencies, private/ public profit and nonprofit entities engaged in/committed to equitable redevelopment in order to enable/empower/support their continued presence and active contribution to the building of the beloved community. • support and actively participate in the achievement of equitable redevelopment missions which are committed to building the beloved community OBJECTIVES 1. to identify and connect with all entities that are directly or indirectly carrying out or influencing redevelopment in historic Westside identify and coordinate involvement of entities which are critical to equitable redevelopment and building of a beloved community 3. participate in creating and implementing an English Avenue retention plan that will support all individuals, families and business remaining in EA if that is their choice 4. participate in creation and implementation of a long term monitoring plan of all short and long term redevelopments relative to equity, retention outcomes, resident needs/satisfaction responses 5. to advocate for equity in redevelopment on behalf of existing residents and small businesses 6. to assist incoming service providers connect with and develop working collaborations with existing service providers


The Beloved Community Inc.(TBCI) focuses on the building of a healthy and sustainable community by engaging with all facets of what and who make up a  healthy, sustainable community. Modeling its non-profit mission on the beliefs and visions of Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. its members works in partnership with residents, elected officials, Atlanta  city departments, private non-profit organizations, Atlanta public safety departments., developers and local businesses to create and maintain a healthy and sustainable community. TBCI is committed to championing the Westside Future Fund umbrella philosophy regarding redevelopment of the Atlanta, GA historic Westside:  "The Answer to Gentrification: Building the Beloved Community". In this context the focus has been towards education about the Westside Land Use Framework Plan, what are the elements of a beloved (healthy, sustainable) community, actions and activities that will build the design vision of the Plan. Its current priority is the English Avenue Brawley/Alexander district. The Beloved Community, Inc. chose as a tool to do this building the National Night Out Project 365.

National Night Out is a community-police awareness-raising event in the United States, held the first Tuesday of August . National Night Out is a community-police awareness-raising event in the United States, held the first Tuesday of August. Introduced in 1994, Project 365 is a targeting component of the National Night Out program that helps communities identify specific problem areas and then work to resolve these problems over the next 365 days. The project begins on the annual National Night Out celebration day Tuesday, August 6, 2019 and ends 365 days later, Tuesday, August 4, 2020.
SPECIFIC PROJECT AREA: Brawley/Alexander Business Corridor focusing on achievement of the transformation of the corridor as outlined in our Westside Land Use Framework Plan, adopted by Atlanta City Council, December, 2018, . This effort will address the aspect of the plan as defined on Page 64, Objective 1.3m bullet #2; and 1.4. Pages 68-70. The priority focus for 2019-2020 will continue to be on pedestrian safety and area health and cleanliness. This effort will be augmented by Project 365 Partners' arts and culture programming.


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The festival highlights information on leading a modern, eco-friendly lifestyle and showcases diverse vegan and vegetarian cuisine. Enjoy mingling with artisans and vendors, key speakers and chefs during this exciting local event.

  • Date: 11/16/2019 11:00 AM - 11/16/2019 06:00 PM
  • Location: 491 James P Brawley Drive Northwest, Atlanta, GA 30314, USA (Map)


Indie Green Vegan Festival Saturday, November 16