“Dr. Bernard LaFayette Jr. is giving a free public lecture on Monday evening, March 12, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM in McClelland Hall, Room 207, 1130 E. Helen St. (that’s one block north of Speedway and between Park Ave and Mountain Ave.). Watch for further information about this important presentation by a life-long nonviolence activist and community organizer.
Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr. was a co-founder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, a Freedom Rider, an organizer for voting rights in Selma, and National Program Administrator for Dr. Martin Luther King’s Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC).
The public is invited to hear this civil rights icon and world authority on nonviolent social change. The lecture will be followed by a graduation ceremony for participants finishing their 7-day Level I Kingian Nonviolence Certification.
The United States is once again witnessing a powerful and organized response from high school students to injustice and violence and a call for action to finally begin to address the issue of gun violence and mass shootings in our country. So too in the 1960’s, college and high school students in the South rose up and took organized nonviolent action to dramatize the epidemic problem of racial injustice in our nation.
Thanks to a grant from the Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice, the Culture of Peace Alliance has brought Dr. LaFayette back to Tucson to participate in several events all designed to help institutionalize nonviolence in our community.”
He is a professor at Emory University.