Two Day Core:Introduction to Kingian Nonviolence in Conflict ReconciliationThis two day orientation will be facilitated by Senior Trainers David Jehnsen, Jonathan ‘Globe’ Lewis along with current and former UWRF students. It is an introduction to the philosophy and strategy of Kingian Nonviolence and Conflict Reconciliation.This Training Covers:1) Introduction and Analysis of Dr. King’s thinking and journey to nonviolence2) The 4 types and 3 levels of conflict3) The six principles of nonviolence [How to respond to conflict] and4) The six steps of a nonviolent campaign [Using the principles for social change].
This training will include:Lectures, role plays, video presentations and other interactive activities.
Friday, November 8th3:00 – 9:00 P.M.Ballroom – University Center
Saturday, November 9th9:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.
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About the Trainers!
Dr. Bernard Lafayette Jr.
The Rev. Dr. Lafayette, an ordained minister, is a longtime civil rights activist, organizer, and an authority on nonviolent social change. He co-founded the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in 1960, and he was a core leader of the civil rights movement in Nashville, TN, in 1960 and in Selma, AL, in 1965. He directed the Alabama Voter Registration Project in 1962, and he was appointed by Martin Luther King, Jr. to be national program administrator for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and national coordinator of the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign.
Dr. Lafayette will be addressing our campus community in his lecture ‘My Pilgrimage to Kingian Nonviolence’ where he will outline his journey and understanding of the effectiveness of the Nonviolent approach and his commitment to Martin Luther King Jr. & Corretta Scott King to internationalize and institutionalize nonviolent conflict reconciliation.
Bernard Lafayette, an original Freedom Rider and one of the organizers of the Selma march protesting voter discrimination during the civil rights movement, said the following about his last hours with King before King’s assassination on April 4, 1968:
'Martin Luther King said if you haven’t found something in life that you’re willing to die for, you’ve not yet lived. I spoke with him in Memphis on April 4th. I was there, because I was national coordinator for the poor people’s campaign. And I remember my last words with him. He said to me, “Bernard, the next thing we’re gonna do is to institutionalize and internationalize nonviolence.” Five hours later, when I landed in Washington, that’s when I learned he’d been assassinated.' - Dr. Bernard Lafayette Jr.
Jonathan ‘Globe’ Lewis
Jonathan L. Lewis (aka Globe) is a Senior Kingian Nonviolence Trainer who started working with the Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies and served on the International Global Conference Series from 2000-2004 as a youth representative. Dr. LaFayette, Jr. introduced and trained him in the philosophy and methodology of Kingian Nonviolence in the late 1990’s, and continues to this day.
Jonathan has trained all over the United States and abroad, including in Mexico, Colombia, South Africa, Israel, and Nigeria. In 2008, while working for the Gathering for Justice he exposed over one thousand community leaders to the Kingian Nonviolence philosophy and conducted 18 Kingian Nonviolence 2 Day Core trainings through the United States. One of his highest honors was to be selected by the former Executive Director Malia Lazu and approved by Elder Harry Belafonte to serve as one of three national staff of the Gathering for Justice, from January 2008 – October 2010. During that time, he served as The Gathering’s National Director of Nonviolence Direct Action Training. Find Jonathan on Facebook.