Our Mission

How do we get to the mountaintop?

We get there together. Everything we do at the MLK Center is informed by our commitment to the collective struggle for social justice. In keeping with Dr. King’s insistence that “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,” we strive to alleviate the effects of structural violence right where we encounter them, in our immediate community. We strive for these goals by being a neighborhood leader of individual and family support for area residents.

Dr. King's Six Principles of Nonviolence

Principle #1

Nonviolence is a way of life for courageous people.

Principle #4

Nonviolence believes that unearned suffering is redemptive.

Principle #2

Nonviolence seeks to win friendship and understanding.

Principle #5

Nonviolence chooses love instead of hate.

Principle #3

Nonviolence seeks to defeat injustice, not people.

Principle #6

Nonviolence believes that the universe is on the side of justice.