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Civil Rights Pioneer Bernard LaFayette Jr. Featured March 14 at Pima

March 5, 2019

Tucson, AZ – Pima Community College’s Department of Ethnic, Gender and Transborder Studies, in partnership with the College’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, joins the Culture of Peace Alliance and the Center for Community Dialogue and Training to host a panel and dialogue circles featuring renowned civil rights leader Bernard LaFayette, Jr. on March 14.

  • When: 6-8 p.m., March 14.
  • Where:  Downtown Campus, 1255 N. Stone Ave., northwest corner of Stone Avenue and Speedway Boulevard, Amethyst Room
  • Cost: Free and open to the public
  • Info: Seating is limited. RSVP to Khalsa@dakotacom.net.

LaFayette was National Program Administrator for Martin Luther King Jr. and a co-founder of the Student Nonviolence Coordinating Committee. He has dedicated his life to carrying out King’s final instructions to him on the evening before King’s assassination to “institutionalize and internationalize nonviolence.”

The “Kingian Nonviolence, Border Justice & Immigrant Rights” panel will include representatives of indigenous peoples, youth activism, faith- and community-based organizations, and educational institutions. The panel presentation will be followed by dialogue circles, involving all participants, to focus on border justice, immigrant rights and Kingian Nonviolence.

CONTACT:
Media, Government and Media Relations
(520) 206-4778
ehowell1@pima.edu