Gandhi-King Conference on Peacemaking

Annual national peacemaking conference in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Oct 22, 2010 07:30 AM
Oct 24, 2010 03:00 PM


Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN

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The Gandhi-King Conference on Peacemaking is a three-day conference bringing together modern visionaries on nonviolence and social change with community leaders, activists, academics and organizers to train, learn, plan and organize to create a culture of liberation and justice for all.

Participants will engage in:

  • training and education in nonviolent theory and practice.
  • opportunities for networking and peer-to-peer learning with movement builders from all over the country. 
  • an entry point for community members to become engaged in movement work. 
  • involvement in working groups that will continue the work throughout the year. 
  • a nexus of people who are new to the movement and movement leaders to share and inspire action in a cross-cultural and inter-generational environment. 
  • the opportunity to learn about best practices and develop new ones based upon our shared experience.
The Gandhi-King Conference on Peacemaking began its journey in 2004 as the Annual Gandhian Conference on Nonviolence, a collaboration of the M.K. Gandhi Institute, the National Civil Rights Museum, NCCJ- Memphis and a coalition of almost a dozen different grassroots organizations. In its five years, this annual conference on nonviolence, held in Memphis, TN, has educated and trained thousands of peacemakers from all over this country.

Speakers will include:
  • Jaribu Hill, Founder and Executive Director of the Mississippi Workers’ Center for Human Rights
  • Rev. Samuel "Billy" Kyles, a distinguished national speaker, pastor and civil rights leader
  • Spirit Trickey-Rowan, an accomplished artist and speaker
  • Tim Wise, one of the most prominent anti-racist writers and activists in the United States

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