5-7 p.m. 

MLK JR School Pre-K to 8th grade Spring Carnival

“CommonUnity Festival”


Hot Dogs! Snow Cones! Popsicles!
Cotton Candy! Games! Crafts! Raffle! Dunk Tank!


Due to the outpouring of support from the community,
all food and games will be free this year!

To honor those who stood up and stood with us to support our children, we rededicate our end of the year carnival as the CommonUnity Festival.

We choose to come together to not simply celebrate the closing of another school year ... We celebrate the unity within the Dr. MLK Jr. community!

We celebrate the support we have received from members of the broader community!

We celebrate our choice to stand together in solidarity and build toward Unity!

To infuse our CommonUnity Festival with purpose, we dedicate it and ourselves to Dr. King's six principles of non-violence:


Fundamental tenets of Dr. King’s philosophy of nonviolence described in his first book, Stride Toward Freedom. The six principles include:

  1. PRINCIPLE ONE: Nonviolence is a way of life for courageous people. It is active nonviolent resistance to evil. It is aggressive spiritually, mentally and emotionally.
  2. PRINCIPLE TWO: Nonviolence seeks to win friendship and understanding. The purpose of nonviolence is the creation of the Beloved Community.
  3. PRINCIPLE THREE: Nonviolence seeks to defeat injustice not people. Nonviolence recognizes that evildoers are also victims and are not evil people. The nonviolent resister seeks to defeat evil not people.
  4. PRINCIPLE FOUR: Nonviolence holds that suffering can educate and transform. Nonviolence accepts suffering without retaliation. Unearned suffering is redemptive and has tremendous educational and transforming possibilities.
  5. PRINCIPLE FIVE: Nonviolence chooses love instead of hate. Nonviolence resists violence of the spirit as well as the body. Nonviolent love is spontaneous, unmotivated, unselfish and creative.
  6. PRINCIPLE SIX: Nonviolence believes that the universe is on the side of justice. The nonviolent resister has deep faith that justice will eventually win. Nonviolence believes that God is a God of justice.

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