The Journey to Global Nonviolence and Peace


Speaker: 
Rev. Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr., Distinguished Senior Scholar-in-Residence, Emory University, Candler School of Theology
Date and Time: 
Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Event Location: 
Social Science Plaza A, Room 1100
Contact for Further Information: 
Sandy Cushman, scushman@uci.edu or 949-824-3344

The International Studies Public Forum and Center for Citizen Peacebuilding present

"The Journey to Global Nonviolence and Peace"
with Rev. Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr., Distinguished Senior Scholar-in-Residence, Emory University, Candler School of Theology

Thursday, January 24, 2013,
5:00-6:30 p.m.
Social Science Plaza A, Room 1100

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. LaFayette will talk about his experience over the decades training people in Kingian nonviolence in the U.S. and around the world, including in conflict zones, such as Israel/Palestine. In 2012, he was awarded the UCI Citizen Peacebuilding Award. Previous winners have included the Dalai Lama, Mikhail Gorbachev, President Jimmy Carter, and others. The full list of awardees is available online at http://www.peacebuilding.uci.edu/pb_awards.

For further information, please contact Sandy Cushman, scushman@uci.edu or 949-824-3344.