Youth Leadership


'Kingian Nonviolence Program'  

             The core principles of Kingian Nonviolence alters your way of thinking in teaching you to be courageous, to be positive/nonviolent in mind and body, keep your goals in line with the community you want to have, and to remember that justice always prevails. When conflict does arise through Kingian nonviolence students have the skills to identify, de-escalate and solve conflict at its root. In doing so creating a win-win solution for all parties involved.

             The Center for Nonviolence & Peace Studies at the University of Rhode Island was founded by Dr. Bernard LaFayette Jr. Ed.D to support a community that would engage in teaching, research, and service related to conflict reconciliation. They are proud to offer trainings in Kingian Nonviolence - the nonviolent principles and strategic steps for creating nonviolent social change developed from the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Through education and training that seeks to institutionalize and internationalize nonviolence as a process that promotes the establishment of a global beloved community. Specifically, the center engages in activities and projects that fosters mutual understanding among people, in which nonviolent processes are used to reconcile conflicts and to build peaceful, sustainable, and inclusive communities that promote human, and economic and social justice for all.

To schedule training or for more information please contact Kezia Curtis @