Speaker on King’s Non-Violence

Dr. Bernard Lafayette

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. Bernard Lafayette, who served in 1968 as National Coordinator of MLK’s Poor People’s Campaign, will speak about practicing the spirit of Dr. King’s philosophy of non-violence, 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 20 at the Humanist Hall, 390 27th St. in Oakland. Dr. Lafayette has traveled around the world in an effort to institutionalize and internationalize the philosophy of Dr. King.  He currently serves as Distinguished Senior Scholar-in-Residence at Emory University and is Chairman of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the Positive Peace Warrior Network. The event is free (donations requested) and open to the public. The Positive Peace Warrior Network has held 13 two-day workshops so far this year, attended by over 350 people in the Bay Area alone.  These workshops include five sessions inside the San Bruno County Jail and others for Oakland youth. The trainings are based on a curriculum that has been used in communities all over the world to promote a culture of peace through justice. The event on September 20th is co-sponsored by Youth Spirit Artworks, BAY-Peace, YES!, Peaceworkers US, the Church for the Fellowship of All Peoples, and EndBigBanks.org. Visit www.ppwn.org for more details and to register.
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