Kay Johnson Bueno de Mesquita

Education Coordinator


Kay Johnson Bueno de Mesquita teaches in the School of Education and supervises student teachers at The University of Rhode Island. She teaches 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. She and her husband, Paul Bueno de Mesquita have two sons who are also nonviolence trainers and they’ve had the joy of training together for the past several years.