Beloved Community Cookout on July 27th

Join us on Wednesday, July 27 for a community cookout and conversation about building the Beloved Community! This is a Westchester Martin Luther King Jr. Institute for Nonviolence event.

We are hosting a community cookout with lawn games (volleyball, playground for kids, and more), and conversation about intersectionality, practicing nonviolence, and how we support each other.

This summer has begun with devastating impacts: the massacre of 49 LGBTQ people at the Pulse nightclub, a third acquittal in the Baltimore police brutality death of Freddie Gray, and an alarming rise in “anti-stranger” sentiment.

Fear can grow when we are alone, but empowered activism increases when we practice community.

All are welcome, no matter your gender, political affiliation, age, skin color, orientation, religious affiliation, mental or physical ability.

We will supply the main course (hot dogs, hamburgers, buns and condiments) and drinks.  If you need gluten-free, vegetarian or dairy-free food, we will have limited options.

Your entry fee to the cookout will be either a dish to share with 6-8 people, or $5 at the door.

Details: Wednesday, July 27 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on the back lawn of First Baptist Church of White Plains.  The church is located at the corner of North Street and Bryant Ave.  Enter the parking lot on Bryant Ave past the intersection.  Plenty of free parking.


If you cannot attend but would like to support this event, consider making a donation towards the food. If you would like to volunteer at the grill, set up, or clean up, please contact us right away at

Questions? Contact: or call (914) 949-6555.


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