Non-Violence Day (NVD)

On May 1st, 1995, MOMO launched the first annual Non-Violence Day. Since then, the annual event is observed on the first Monday of each May.


The goal is to have a 24-hour period with no violent acts committed. Individuals, churches, schools, businesses and other community organizations are encouraged to get involved on this day by wearing purple, burn their car headlights and/ or tying a purple ribbon on their car antenna. Individuals are encouraged to do as many random acts of kindness as possible throughout the day. Special programs are planned for the weekend leading up to Non-Violence Day and as well as programs on the day of. Non-Violence Day is still planned and observed annual. The events and attendance by the public has increased dramatically every year.


  • Sunday morning worship services
  • Various places of worship around the city
  • 5:30pm – 7:30pm/Marshall Park


Praise in the Park will be MOMO traditional celebration, remembrance, and hope ceremony. This event will be filled will spiritual moments and inspiriting messages. Dr. Cliff Jones, Senior Pastor of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church will bring the evening message. We have invited several local choirs and youth performers to participate in this celebration. We will have several representatives from numerous faiths leading our praise for peace and nonviolence.