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"At the center of Nonviolence stands the principle of Love."

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 


What's Next in February

FREE! Ending Violence, Building Hope Youth Conference

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Celebration through Education

One of the best ways to celebrate Dr. King's birthday is through educating yourself and others about Dr. King's life and legacy.  You will not learn about his passion for justice and reconciliation, how he helped an entire nation to see the truth about our civil and human rights, and strategically coordinated the tide to change from our everyday educational mediums such as FaceBook, the local news or in some cases, your own classroom.  Take the time on Monday to read one of Dr. King's speeches (pro-tip: "The Drum Major Instinct" is a good one).  Learn about the Civil Rights Movement and how Dr. King came to be a leader in the  Montgomery Bus Boycotts.  Read some history to find out what the Civil Rights Movement was so urgent, so necessary, and yet so relevant to today.    

In an article called "The Purpose of Education", written in the February, 1947 edition of the Morehouse College student newspaper, The Maroon Tiger, Dr. King wrote: 

"The function of education, therefore, is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically ... intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education." 

To celebrate Dr. King's birthday, we are throwing a BookFair, with fun activities for kids, opportunities to meet children book authors, and hear some really inspiring music.  Details are below. Please join us! 

With Resistance and Resilience, 

Rev. Doris K. Dalton
Exec. Director, MLK Institute for Nonviolence 


January Calendar of Events
for MLK Birthday Celebrations

Some of the events to celebrate Dr. King's birthday have already come and gone, but there are more to come! Keep scrolling down for the event flyers, details and ticket information.  We will also participate in the following event: 

January 15:  MLK Interfaith Worship Service, 7pm at Calvary Baptist Church. On Dr. King's birthday, faith communities from White Plains and vicinity will gather for united prayer, song and worship.  This inspiring interfaith and interracial service starts at 7 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church of White Plains (188 Orawaupum St, White Plains, NY 10606).  Childcare available during the service, refreshments will be served after the service.  Ample free parking. All are welcome. 

For those who want to join a gathering of Resistance and Resilience in January:
JOIN US! January 21: Beloved Community Dinner.  There will be marches in Washington DC and in New York City on the first full day of the new White House Administration.  If you are not going to a march, please come be with us as we consider Resistance and Resilience in this new chapter of our nation's history.  Potluck dinner, starting at 5:30 pm at Memorial United Methodist Church (250 Bryant Avenue, White Plains NY 10605).  RSVP by click on the following link:


Visit our BookFair on Monday!

What fun, a book fair! This annual event is always lots of fun and great activities for kids.  The proceeds from this Bookfair fund our annual MLK Freedom Library budget for books and programming for children, youth and adults.  For more information, please contact us at

Upcoming Event:

FREE Youth Conference

We are excited about our upcoming annual youth conference, "Ending Violence, Building Hope."  This annual event teaches youth skills and tools to use alternatives to violence.  This is a Free event, with Free Food and a mini hip-hop concert, too! Our theme is "Thinking Through the Consequences." 
 Note the new location: Calvary Baptist Church in White Plains.  

Did we mention it's FREE?  

Register today!
Donations of $5/person are appreciated.
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