Center Founder, Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr. was interviewed by CBS News on January 19, MLK Day to discuss his views on nonviolence as our nation honored Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It is the 30th year that the MLK Holiday has been recognized.
“Violence,” said LaFayette, “is the language of the inarticulate. We need to learn to communicate with each other.” His hope is that our country can eventually fulfill Dr. King’s dream of “institutionalizing and internationalizing nonviolence,” recognizing that we’re not there yet.
Dr. LaFayette has spent his life teaching and promoting nonviolence and will be back at URI this June as one of the guest trainers at the Annual International Nonviolence Summer Institute.