The Connecticut Center for Nonviolence conducts training for the New Haven Community on Martin Luther King, Jr. ‘s, Strategies for Nonviolent Leadership

The Connecticut Center for Nonviolence conducts training for the New Haven Community on Martin Luther King, Jr. ‘s, Strategies for Nonviolent Leadership

As the nation struggles with questions of violence, racial equality and social change, New Haven residents will have the unique opportunity to learn proactive strategies for addressing these concerns from the teaching of activism’s legendary leader.

The Connecticut Center for Nonviolence (CTCN), will present the MLK Nonviolence Leadership Institute, a fast-track Level I Certification training of trainers, in Kingian Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation. The training will be conducted on periodic Tuesdays and Thursday evenings and select Saturdays beginning October 18 through December 1 at the Center Church Parish Hall House on 311 Temple Street.  The completion of the training is scheduled on Dec. 2-4 at the Wisdom House Conference and Retreat Center, in Litchfield CT. Legendary Civil Rights leader; Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr. world’s foremost authority on Kingian Nonviolence will conduct the final training sessions.

This fast-track training of trainers, teaches the Six Principles of Nonviolence developed by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as well as basic concepts, strategies and tools that individuals and communities can use to address conflict without resorting to violence. “The training provides a framework for conflict reconciliation, management and mediation that can be applied to all areas of conflict in daily life,” said Victoria Christgau, Executive Director and Senior Trainer with CTCN.

Pastor John Lewis, CTCN’s New Haven Community Liaison and Trainer, said, “I believe the training not only gives us the skill to manage conflict and opens the door for reconciliation in our daily lives, when embraced it creates sustainable change in the individual that practices it.”

The curriculum for the Institute was co-authored by David Jenhsen and legendary civil rights leader Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr., former strategist for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and leading world authority on the discipline of Kingian Nonviolence. The program will include a culminating weekend retreat featuring Dr. LaFayette
as lead trainer. “The profound nonviolence teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. deserve serious study. His powerful philosophy and methodology is immediately applicable to conflicts that affect our society and all people, individually and collectively,” said Christgau. “We are excited about this partnership with Institute of Municipal and Regional Policy at Central CT State University, who has provided funding from CT General Assembly to produce this training at such a significant turning point in our nation’s history.”
The training will be held periodic Tuesdays, Thursday evenings from 5:30-9:00pm and select Saturdays from 9:00-4:00pm beginning October 18 – Dec 1 at the Center Church Parish House on Temple Street in New Haven. The training will culminate with Special Guest presenter, Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr. on December 2-4 in a retreat at Wisdom House Conference and Retreat Center in Litchfield CT.  
The training fees normally are: 1,200.00 per person, NOW it is being offered for a dramatically reduced rate on a sliding scale basis starting at $120.00. No one will be turned away - full scholarships are available for those requesting consideration. Please email or call CTCN office at: 860-570-9075
Cell: 860-567-3441 for more information.

CT Center for NonViolence