Nonviolence

Building the Beloved Community through Nonviolence

 

The mission of Martin Luther King Community Center (MLK Center) in Indianapolis is to educate youth, empower families, and build community through quality multi-generational programs that advocate for our neighbors, promote racial justice, and provide a peaceful space to connect.

We believe that Dr King's vision for a Beloved Community is possible.  We can use his six principles and six steps to address the three evils of racism, poverty and militarism that impact our lives everyday.  We will achieve this through living and growing a culture of nonviolence.

 Join us by enrolling in our Nonviolence Training - a fourteen hour training that will increase your knowledge, expand your perspective, and help you take action to build the Beloved Community that loves and values everyone.

This is not a violence de-escalation training.  For more information on how this training might apply to your life, feel free to contact Charity Malone at (317) 923-4581 or Charity @ MLKCenterIndy org

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2022 Training Dates

June and July are reserved for training teenagers in our Tarkington Teen Work Crew.

Friday, August 26 and Saturday, August 27

Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22

Friday, November 18 and Saturday, November 19

Friday, December 16 and Saturday, December 17

You must attend both days.

Trainings are limited to 15 participants to accommodate for social distancing and intentional dialogue.

Lunch and snacks are provided.

A fee of $30 is charged to reserve your seat and is non-refundable but can be applied to a future training if you need to reschedule.  Contact Sarah for scholarship details.

Questions?  Contact Sarah Ferguson at 317-923-4581 or Sarah @ MLKCenterIndy dot org.


“This training provides a rich opportunity to explore the multidimensional nature of violence, the historical context of Dr. King’s nonviolent approach to change, and the application of nonviolence principles today as our country wrestles with profound challenges like racism, unjust wages, environmental destruction and more. Rather than just dissecting problems we face, the workshop presents a methodology for pursuing change, which leaves one feeling encouraged and inspired.”

training participant and board member

“My wife and I have been rehashing the two day training.  You and your team did an outstanding job.  It's time to take this training on the road.  Thanks for making us think.”

training participant and Neighbor
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