“To speak, to meet, to print, to petition the government — that’s organizing. It was born in struggle.” -Anne Braden

Anne Braden and Rosa Parks

Anne Braden, editor of the “Southern Patriot,” interviewing Rosa Parks, May 31, 1960. Photo used with permission from the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Austin Beloved Community is a collective project based on the documentary film, Anne Braden: Southern Patriot.  Braden was hailed as “eloquent and prophetic” by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in his 1963 Letter from Birmingham Jail.  Ostracized as a red, she fought for an inclusive movement community and mentored three generations of social justice activists.
The site is a shared space between organizations, artists, and all who hold close ideas of liberation, equality, and a just society.  It is an experiment in collective memory, community, and expression.
Click here for a list of those who give freely of their memories and experience in this space and who struggle to build the social justice movement in our city. 

This is a map of the Austin social justice organizations that provide a basis for the site – and others we hope to work with in the future. Click here to view Social Justice Organizations in a larger view. There’s an alphabetical list of social justice organizations, their addresses and links next to the map.