What is Kingian Nonviolence?
Excerpt from the Positive Peace Warrior Network
"On April 3rd of 1968, Dr. King was in Memphis, where he gave the renowned 'I’ve been to the mountaintop' speech (see 57:00) to a packed audience. After returning to his room at the Lorraine Motel, he was talking with several of his closest advisers when he had a moment of revelation. He said that the next step that their movement had to take was to “institutionalize and internationalize nonviolence.”
One of the people in that room that night was Dr. Bernard Lafayette Jr., president of the Positive Peace Warrior Network. Dr. King and Dr. Lafayette were never able to finish that conversation, as Dr. King would be shot and assassinated outside of the door of that very motel the next morning.
Dr. Lafayette took those words, to “institutionalize and internationalize nonviolence,” as Dr. King’s final marching orders. Working with Dr. David Jehnsen, another King ally, they created the Kingian Nonviolence curriculum as a way to institutionalize the teachings of Dr. King and the organizing strategy that went behind the Civil Rights movement. This philosophy is often considered to be the closest living legacy to Dr. King’s work.
Since writing this curriculum, Dr. Lafayette and his allies have taken this training all over the world. The philosophy has found a home in schools, prisons, police departments, governments, and community groups throughout the United States and in Colombia, Israel, Nigeria, India, Nepal and many other countries."
- Kazu Haga's work with residents in San Bruno County Jail with East Point Peace Academy, featured on CBS
- Kazu Haga's journey toward nonviolence, 60-minute keynote address at the Northwest Regional
Fellowship of Reconciliation Conference
- Kazu Haga's 30-minute interview on KEXP
- YES! Magazine interview with Kazu Haga and Jonathan "Globe" Lewis
- MLK's Final Marching Orders, in Nation of Change, written by Kazu Haga
- Chicago's Peace Warriors, in Rethinking Schools, written by Kazu Haga
- Six principles of nonviolence, a framework of how to respond to conflict
- Six steps of nonviolence, creating a social change organizing campaign
- The Positive Peace Warrior Network Trainings
- Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies
- 8-minute video of Kazu Haga speaking about nonviolence in Oakland
- 2 1/2 hour Decolonize / Occupy Oakland Dialogue on Diversity of Tactics vs Nonviolence