Kingian Nonviolence Training

Join us for an introduction to the Kingian Nonviolence Training Workshop on Saturday, October 31 from 3:00pm – 5:00pm. The introduction is the first part of a 3-day training on nonviolence facilitated by long-time civil rights activist, organizer, and authority on nonviolent social change Rev. Dr. Bernard Lafayette and Charles Alphin, former Police Captain of St. Louis, MO and Senior Nonviolence Trainer at King Center in Atlanta, GA.

The Kingian Nonviolence Workshop evolved from the experience of Dr. Bernard Lafayette, Dr. King’s nonviolent tactician, on methods of nonviolence education. The purpose of the seminar is to examine the philosophy used by Martin Luther King, Jr. and the movements he led from 1954 to 1968 and to explore their application to the current conditions of violence and conflict. Using the philosophy and steps perfected by the civil rights movement, we will explore an agenda and campaign that lay our policy goals and community change.

The 3-day workshop will introduce the following skills:
• De-escalate conflicts in interpersonal disputes.
• Distinguish between constructive confrontation and destructive conflict that can lead to
forms of violence.
• Incorporate the Kingian philosophy of nonviolence as an additional tool in their interaction at school, home and within their communities.
• Apply Dr. King’s methodology and strategy to mobilize the six basic community leadership
groups to effectively address conflict in the school and community.
• Frame the issue in conflicts, so that the energy is directed toward causes not symptoms.
Seating is extremely limited. Registration will be honored on a first-come, first serve basis. RSVP today!

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