November 7th Lecture In the NewsOakland: Martin Luther King speaker series By Lou Fancher Correspondent, Inside BayArea POSTED:   11/10/2015 02:03:52 PM PST Original URL: http://www.insidebayarea.com/breaking-news/ci_29098863/oakland-martin-luther-king-speaker-series OAKLAND — Reviewing history to explain how a racially divided United States might move from chaos to community, Stanford University professor and Martin Luther King, Jr. scholar Clayborne Carson said Saturday that young people and […]




Photos from the November 7th BLEHLS EventPhoto Gallery of the November 7, 2015 Barbara Lee & Elihu Harris Lecture Series Event, '"The Future of Nonviolence in America" Where Do We Go From Here.'  Featuring Dr. Clayborne Carson and Dr. Clarence B. Jones. The event was held at Allen Temple Baptist Church in Oakland, CA.  




Life and Legacy Days of Dr. KingThe Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center holds a five day session for students to seek change within themselves to make a difference in the world. The Life and Legacy Days of Dr. King teaches nonviolence as a form to help develop self-control. When people here the name Dr. King, immediately they think of him […]







Self-Transformation – through Reflection and Action

Nonviolence is not non-action. It is the active and reflective engagement of the self into other-selves. No person is an island. We are woven together in an inescapable network of sacredness. Dr. King points out that we are all inter-connected, that what affects one directly affects all indirectly. Nonviolence accepts that you cannot be who you are meant to be until I am who I am meant to be.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center produces leadership nonviolence classes and civic engagement for middle school and high school aged youth from diverse racial and cultural communities in Oakland, CA and the East Bay. The curriculum develops cultural power through reflection and action. It prepares individuals and groups to create meaning. Learning takes place in conjunction with relevance and critical problem solving. Freedom Center programming promotes academic excellence and civic leadership roles, developing common-good values of interdependence, other-interestedness, mutuality, equity, and the global pursuit of ecological sustainability.

Professional development classes and seminars feature longitudinal research-based community leadership methodology and content, focused on development of trust, high-expectations, and rigor in relationships.

Located on the campus of Merritt College at 12500 Campus Drive, Freedom Center offices are in “D” building, rooms 187. We welcome you to come by for a visit. For more information on the Freedom Center, for scheduling of professional development, or to nominate a young person for the Nonviolence Leadership Program, please call our offices today at 510 434 3988.