Culture Connect Featured Event
KINGIAN NONVIOLENCE TRAINING TO TAKE PLACE
AT SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY
New Haven, Conn. - The Connecticut Center for Nonviolence (CTCN), in collaboration with Southern Connecticut State University, will present a two-day introduction to Kingian Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation Training on Feb. 28 from 1-7 p.m. in SCSU’s Engleman Hall Room B121 and on March 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in SCSU’s Adanti Student Center Ballroom.
This two-day introduction 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,” says Peter Troiano, assistant vice president of student affairs and dean of students, who is one of the organizers of the event.
Participants will learn to analyze and identify different forms of conflict; study the Six Principles and Six Steps of Nonviolence; gain a historical perspective on significant nonviolence campaigns that changed laws in the United States; and develop cooperative problem-solving strategies needed to improve the community environment by decreasing tension and hostility.
CTCN is a non-profit organization that empowers communities to reconcile conflict through education and the arts. CTCN has worked with hundreds of people to train and implement the philosophy and strategies of Kingian Nonviolence across racial, social, economic and generational divides.
There is no cost but registration is required. To register or to receive more information, email Karen Morcaldi at Morcaldik1@southernct.edu or call (203) 392-5556.