Introduction to Kingian Nonviolence: Solving Problems in the Community

A Workshop with Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr.
Sunday, July 19, 2:30-6:00 p.m., Dinner 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Cal Poly Pomona,
98-P2-007 (Building 98, second floor, room 7)

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Workshop Description

This workshop will analyze Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s intellectual development and his search for truth. Participants will examine how his nonviolent philosophy was used during the Civil Rights Movement. Participants will explore how the principles Dr. King embraced played a unique role in achieving the goals in the nonviolent campaigns he led. Based on their familiarity with the techniques used by Gandhi and King, participants will discover resources in the community that can be used to reinforce the nonviolent process in solving social problems.

This workshop will be valuable for college faculty and students, school teachers, business and community leaders, peace workers, mediators and other professionals who are interested in the nonviolent transformation of conflicts.

BERNARD LAFAYETTE JR. is a Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence at Emory University in Atlanata.

As Civil Rights Movement activist, Dr. LaFayette co-founded the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in 1960. He was a leader of the Nashville Movement, 1960 and on the Freedom Rides, 1961 and the 1965 Selma Movement. He directed the Alabama Voter Registration Project in 1962, and he was appointed by Martin Luther King, Jr. the National Program Administrator for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and National Coordinator of the 1968 Poor Peoples’ campaign.

He is the former president of the American Baptist College of ABT Seminary in Nashville, Tennessee; Scholar in Residence at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta, Georgia; Pastor emeritus of the Progressive Baptist Church in Nashville; and the founder of the Association For Kingian Nonviolence, Education and Training Works.

As an authority on the strategy of nonviolent social change, Dr. LaFayette chairs the International Nonviolence Executive Planning Board and serves as a consultant on peace and nonviolence. His publications include the Curriculum and Training Manual for the Martin Luther King, Jr., Nonviolent Community Leadership Training Program,Pedagogy for Peace and Nonviolence and The Leaders Manual: A Structured Guide and Introduction to Kingian Nonviolence (with David Jehnsen).

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starWorkshop Fee (includes dinner):

Current Members: $25 (Must register by July 10). Become a member or renew membership
Advance Registration postmarked by July 10, 2009: $40.
At the Door (only if space is available): $50.

To register, please make a check for appropriate amount (see under workshop fee above) payable to "Cal Poly Pomona Foundation -- Ahimsa Center" and mail it along with the name(s) and email addresse(s) of registrant(s) to:
Tara Sethia, History Department, Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona, CA 91768.

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