Workshop on Kingian Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation Held August 10 and 11
Twenty-six Auburn University faculty, students, staff, and community members completed a two-day workshop on conflict reconciliation inspired by the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. on August 10 and 11 at the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities at Pebble Hill.
The workshop was led by Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr., longtime civil rights leader and associate of King, co-founder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, and national coordinator of the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign, and Charles L. Alphin, Sr., a Kingian Nonviolence trainer and retired police captain.
“This program is for the practitioner—the individual seeking methods and concepts to deal with the real problems we face as a nation and a society,” according to Lafayette. “It’s also for beginners, who are working daily to discover Dr. King’s legacy of nonviolent social change and how we might bring our full moral, spiritual, and intellectual capacities to bear on the challenges we face in the future.”
Dr. LaFayette is the 2018 Breeden Scholar in Residence at the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities.
Last Updated: August 17, 2017