Thriving Communities Features El Centro De La Raza film, "Building Beloved Community"

Updated: Mar 16


At Thriving Communities, we see ourselves as a movement dedicated to supporting courageous, generous souls who are creating and serving their communities — as such, we could not resist the opportunity to share a new and important film about El Centro De La Raza, "Building Beloved Community".

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s Beloved Community is the dream that animates thriving communities working for all. The short documentary “Building Beloved Community,” takes you through a half-century of learning and practical experiences living the values of Beloved Community, during a period of dramatic change and radical challenges to our national history, culture, and social systems.


El Centro de la Raza (The Center for All Races) started in 1972 with a non-violent occupation of an abandoned school building in Seattle's Beacon Hill neighborhood. Fifty years later, the El Centro community is successfully building & supporting affordable housing, thriving small businesses, child care, and other essential services. El Centro's values, relationships, and practical inspiration could provide a template for thriving community-based institutions around the country. Learn what it takes: the essential wisdom and know-how, from people who have first-hand experience.

View the film here!


Video Copyright Disclaimer: This video is for educational purposes only. This video is under Fair Use Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act in 1976: Allowance is made for fair use for purposes such as criticism, comment, news, reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statutes that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit educational or personal, use tips the balance in favor of fair use. All rights and credit go directly to its rightful owners who are El Centro de LA Raza. No copyright infringement intended. No segments or partial use of this film are allowed. No alteration of this film is permitted.



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