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MLK Institute for Nonviolence

About Us

"At the Center of Nonviolence stands the Principle of Love." --Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our mission is to advance racial equity in all our communities by educating youth and adults in nonviolent activism for justice.

We have:
-- a MLK Freedom Library with books and media on topics ranging from Civil Rights Movement, African American leaders and history to the African diaspora around the world. The Library holds year-round programming for children and youth.
-- Annual youth conference called "Ending Violence, Building Hope", teaching youth alternatives to violence and prepare for their future. We are about to hold our 18th annual youth conference and we expect 200 youth to attend.
-- a series of educational programs and trainings for youth and adults on topics such as nonviolence, the history of the civil rights
movement, antiracism, and more.
--a monthly Beloved Community Dinner where we explore skills, tools and topics that will strengthen our community activism.

Your contributions will help us:
Buy books, bookcases and materials for the MLK Freedom Library
Support a program intern for the MLK Freedom Library
Fund scholarships for youth to attend the Ending Violence Building Hope conference
Reduce registration fees for youth and adults to attend our educational programs and trainings
And much more!

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We Care About

Social Justice
Community Advocacy

Contact Information

Doris K. Dalton