As part of the activities in 2021, Peace Education Hub (Faculty of Philosophy, University of Sarajevo) in collaboration with forumZFD is happy to announce our Second Webinar this year, which will provide us with an opportunity to learn about peace and nonviolence from one of the most distinguished peace and nonviolence activists in the world, a Civil Rights icon and Nonviolence educator, Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr. The Second Webinar will be a 90-minute session “Pedagogy for Peace and Nonviolence: A Conversation with Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr.”, which will take place on Thursday, April 29, 2021, 5.00 – 7.30 pm (Sarajevo time).
We are grateful for the support of Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities, of the College of Liberal Arts, Auburn University, and Dr. Mark Wilson, who helped us prepare for this event.
Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr. is a Civil Rights Movement activist, minister, educator, lecturer and an authority on the strategy of Nonviolent Social Change. He has devoted his life, thus far, to his final marching orders from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968, to “institutionalize and internationalize Nonviolence.” Dr. LaFayette was a co-founder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in 1960. He was a leader of the Nashville Movement Lunch Counter Sit-Ins, 1960, and the Freedom Rides, 1961. An ordained minister, Dr. LaFayette earned his B.A. from the American Baptist Theological Seminary in Nashville, Tennessee, and his Ed.M. and Ed.D from Harvard University. He held a Peace Chair at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota, while serving as Director of the Nonviolence Peace Education Center. He served on the faculties of Columbia Theological Seminary in Atlanta and Alabama State University in Montgomery, where he was Dean of the Graduate School. He is featured in numerous documentaries, including “A Force More Powerful: A Century of Nonviolent Conflict,” ”Freedom Riders: The Story of the Civil Rights Movement Interstate Busing Protest Campaign” (American Experience).