Kingian Non-violence Training

Lopez Island Family Resource Center (LIFRC) is offering a two-day Kingian Nonviolence Training by the Civil Rights icon Bernard Lafayette, along with his wife Kate Lafayette and three other trainers. The training will be conducted May 21st and 22nd on Lopez. Dr. Lafayette stood shoulder to shoulder with Martin Luther King, Jr. and Congressman John Lewis in the fight for civil rights in the 50’s and 60’s. He was the field organizer for the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee in Selma, Alabama in the run up to the March from Selma to Birmingham. He has devoted his entire life to teaching the methods of non-violence that were key to the successes of that era. Dr. Lafayette was the recipient of the Gandhi International Humanitarian Award in 2016. His wife is presently teaching nonviolence in South Africa, to ex-militants in the Niger Delta, Nigeria and across the U.S. to youth.

Lopezians Kim Pasciuto, Sandy Bishop and Rhea Miller met Dr. Lafayette on a Civil Rights Pilgrimage and have read his excellent book In Peace and Freedom: My Journey in Selma. The training is four hours the first day Monday (5-9:00 pm”May 21) and a full second day Tuesday (8:30-4:30 pm”May 22). Donations are accepted toward the training. Registration is required. For more information or to register, call 360-468-4117.