A Candid Conversation with

Steve Harvey & Robert F. Smith

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Now, more than ever,
Atlanta influences the world.

The Beloved Benefit Conversation Series is a new virtual experience created to help us meet the extraordinary challenges of today

Streaming online every two weeks, these 30-minute episodes will feature national leaders in a candid conversation on race, economic mobility, and the building of Dr. King's beloved community. Through this series, we hope to spark more than awareness: We want to ignite real-world impact and inspire deeper community connection.

Join us as we create a way forward, together.

Join us Thursday, August 13th at 2pm EST for the our next episode with Killer Mike and Jason Carter. We will be streaming on the Beloved Benefit YouTube Channel and our Facebook page. Register Here if you would like to be notified via email before the episode airs.

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Michael Render P.K.A Killer Mike

Rapper, Activist

Michael is one half of the very successful rap group Run The Jewels. Michael is a successful business man, husband to Shay, father and an organizer in his community.

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Jason Carter

COB of the Carter Center, partner at Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore

Jason Carter is the Chairman of the Carter Center Board of Trustees and a partner at the law firm of Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore, LLP in Atlanta, Georgia, where he represents clients in high stakes business litigation. As the grandson of the Carter Center's founders, Jason has been involved with the Center's programs for 20 years, working to advance peace and health across the globe. In addition to his work at the Carter Center, Mr. Carter serves on the boards of a number of civic organizations in the Atlanta area, including Hands on Atlanta, and the Women’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence.


Episode 1 - Steve Harvey and Robert F. Smith

A conversation with...

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Steve Harvey
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Robert F. Smith

Upcoming Speakers

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Keisha Lance Bottoms

Mayor of Atlanta

A daughter of Atlanta, Mayor Bottoms is committed to realizing her vision of One Atlanta – an affordable, resilient and equitable Atlanta – which stands as a model city for both commerce and compassion. A lifelong public servant, Mayor Bottoms is the only Mayor in Atlanta’s history to have served in all three branches of government, serving as a judge and City Councilmember before being sworn in as Mayor.

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Anne E. Price

President, Insight Center for Community Economic Development

Anne Price is the first women President of the Insight Center for Community Economic Development. Anne was one of the first national thought leaders to examine and push for narrative change in addressing race, gender and wealth inequality. Anne has spent more than 25 years working in the public sector on issues that range from child welfare to hunger to workforce development and higher education.

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Shan Cooper

Executive Director, Atlanta Committee for Progress

Shan Cooper is the Executive Director for the Atlanta Committee for Progress, an organization with a mission is to provide leadership on key issues important to economic growth and inclusion for all citizens in Atlanta. Shan also serves on the Board of Directors for the Atlantic Capital Bancshares, Inc., Georgia Power Company and Veritiv Corporation; The Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta and the Board of Trustees of both Emory University and the Woodruff Arts Center.

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Dan T. Cathy

CEO of Chick-fil-A

As CEO of one of the nation’s largest family owned businesses, Chick-fil-A’s Dan T. Cathy represents the next generation of leadership for the Atlanta-based fast-food chicken restaurant chain founded by his father, S. Truett Cathy. Eager to incorporate his own skills and talents into the business, Dan has taken an unconventional, yet personally and professionally rewarding approach to Chick-fil-A leadership.

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Rodney D. Bullard

Executive Director, Beloved Benefit

Rodney is the Executive Director of the Beloved Benefit, where he leads the organization’s philanthropic strategy to impact marginalized communities throughout the city of Atlanta. His passion and expertise is in empowering organizations to foster economic mobility, affordable housing and education for youth in these environments. Rodney is also the Executive Director of the Chick-fil-A Foundation. Prior to his time with Beloved and Chick-fll-A, Rodney served as an Assistant United States Attorney prosecuting complex criminal cases.

“Our goal is to create the Beloved Community, and this will require a qualitative change in our souls as well as a quantitative change in our lives.”

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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