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Beloved Streets of America Walk and Resource Fair

  • 1100 East Leigh Street Richmond, VA, 23298 United States (map)
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“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience but where he stands in times of challenge and controversy.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

Lillie A. Estes chose the above quote to accompany her photograph memorialized by the Virginia Poverty Law Center’s 40 Faces, 40 Years Project. Taking inspiration from her powerful love of community and the Beloved Streets of America project, we will gather on the west side of the MLK bridge in Richmond, Virginia (1100 E. Leigh St.) to collectively ponder the role that the Martin Luther King Jr. bridge plays in our city.

We invite you to then walk with us across the bridge to Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School, where we will offer learning opportunities to increase government accountability, promote civic engagement, and empower communities to protect their rights.

Check out the list of organizations tabling and presenting at the resource fair below. Inner City Basketball will also be present.

Email info@communityjusticenetwork.com for more information about speaking or tabling.

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About this event

Lillie A. Estes was the beloved community strategist who conceptualized the Community Justice Network. She sadly passed away in 2018. The Community Justice Network is celebrating her birthday with a series of events Lillie dreamed of before she left us.

Earlier Event: August 3
Book Talk and Discussion
Later Event: August 6
Banner of Courage, Light of Peace