“The Power of Service to Heal” by Michael Lucas, Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation

Thanks to Michael Lucas, deputy director, Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation (AVLF), for this week’s Historic Westside column.

In the spirit of “the more we, the more I can get done,” AVLF has built a community-based collaborative model to provide top-tier pro-bono legal services to Westside residents facing illegal evictions, unsafe living conditions and other manifestations of malignant greed preying upon the disenfranchised.

In his column’s call to “healing,” Michael reminds us of Dr. King’s quote that to create the beloved community “…will require a qualitative change in our souls as well as a quantitative change in our lives.” ( This quote is from Dr. King’s essay: “Nonviolence: The Only Road to Freedom.” Originally published by Ebony Magazine, October 1966.)

John Ahmann, President and CEO, Westside Future Fund 

Click here to read the full column.

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