Kay Johnson Bueno de Mesquita

Education Coordinator

kayjohnson@uri.edu

Kay Johnson Bueno de Mesquita is the education coordinator for the Center. She teaches in the School of Education and supervises student teachers at The University of Rhode Island. She instructs preservice teachers how to infuse nonviolence into children’s literature, connecting story themes to King’s Six Principles of Nonviolence. Kay was trained in nonviolence by Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr. Together, they have co-authored a book, In Peace and Freedom, about Bernard’s civil rights experiences during the Alabama Voting Rights Campaign in Selma, 1963-1965.