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Eugenio María de Hostos Community College stands with the great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his philosophy of nonviolence as a way of life to impact change. One of the most critical aspects of Hostos’ mission is to educate students from diverse backgrounds and empower those who have historically had fewer opportunities. And since our founding over five decades ago, we have taken pride in serving as a conduit for change and socioeconomic mobility.
Based on this mission and our historical acts of civil disobedience to establish a college in the South Bronx, in this spirit, we honor Dr. King and the six principles of his fundamental philosophy of nonviolence, as described by
  1. Nonviolence is a way of life for courageous people. 
  2. Nonviolence seeks to win friendship and understanding.
  3. Nonviolence seeks to defeat injustice, not people.
  4. Nonviolence holds that suffering for a cause can educate and transform people and societies. 
  5. Nonviolence chooses love instead of hate.
  6. Nonviolence believes that the universe is on the side of justice. 
Learn more about Dr. King’s “Six Principles of Nonviolence” and more at