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World Renowned Civil Rights Leader to speak in Watertown

When: Thursday, March 31, 2016, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Watertown Middle School • 68 Waverly Avenue • Watertown


World-Renowned Civil Rights Leader to Speak in Watertown

Dr. Bernard LaFayette, internationally known civil rights activist and close associate of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., will be addressing a public forum to be held at the Watertown Middle School, 68 Waverly Avenue, on Thursday, March 31, at 7:00 PM.

Dr. LaFayette will be discussing the history and current status of race relations in the U.S. 

Among his many accomplishments, Dr. LaFayette played a leading role in organizing the Selma Voting Rights Movement. He was a member of the Nashville Student Movement, and worked closely throughout the 1960s with groups such as the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and the American Friends Service Committee.

As an ordained minister and college professor, Dr. LaFayette has traveled the world teaching the Kingian Principles of Nonviolent Conflict Reconciliation, a curriculum that he co-authored based on Dr. King's beliefs. Dr. LaFayette is recognized as one of the world's leading authorities on nonviolent social change and conflict reconciliation.

Dr. LaFayette's visit to Watertown has been organized by World in Watertown, the Watertown School Department, and the Watertown Police Department. Financial sponsors for the program include World in Watertown, Watertown Savings Bank, Watertown Public Schools, Watertown Community Foundation, Watertown Police Dept., Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice, and the Environment, First Parish of Watertown, Partnership With America, and Amnesty International (Belmont/Watertown Chapter).

For more information contact Will Twombly (617 926 8130).

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