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Mission Statement

The mission of the Westchester Martin Luther King, Jr. Institute for Nonviolence is to promote and facilitate among the residents and institutions of Westchester County, the attitudes, skills and strategies of nonviolence as an approach to positive social change and the prevention or resolution of social conflict. Further, its mission is to educate local communities on the relevance of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s teachings to today's struggles for social justice and racial understanding.

The mission of the Institute's Martin Luther King Freedom Library is to educate local communities on the teachings of Dr. King and other peacemakers and on struggles for social justice and racial understanding; and to serve as a resource center for people of all ages.

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Founded in 1987, the Institute's supports the larger movement for social justice by creating safe spaces for people to think and talk about violence, nonviolence and reconciliation, with the goal to change the way power and resources are distributed in our society.

With Dr. King’s vision, principles, and activism as a foundation, we educate youth and adults about the power of nonviolent social action as a means to building effective communities.

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http://mlkwestchester.org

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