PULLMAN, Wash. — Three public evening sessions, entitled “Community Conversations: The Art of Non-Violent Responses,” will be presented April 20, 21 and 22 in Pullman by Washington State University’s Martin Luther King Jr. Scholars.
The events will run from 7-9 p.m. and will be held at Lincoln Middle School in Pullman, said Cindy Gallagher, director of the WSU Diversity Education Program. Originally set for April 13, 14 and 15 at Pullman’s Neill Public Library, the events were reset due to scheduling conflicts, she said.
Conducting the sessions will be MLK Scholars Bernadett Buchanan, Catherine Sessa, and Leah Taguba, all WSU students, and Joshua Dyer, a Pullman High School student.
The April 20 session, “The Challenges and Opportunities of Non-Violence,” will be an introductory examination of the role of non-violent actions as a means to resolve issues of injustice.
The session on April 21, “Combating Hate in Our Community,” will focus on the issues of hate, specifically responses for incidents that happen in the Pullman community.
The April 22 session, “The Realities of Non-Violence – Planning for the Future,” will detail ways in which the community can continue to implement the ideas of non-violent responses. “The results and recommendations from this session will be forwarded to appropriate community agencies to assist with the many other social justice efforts occurring in Pullman,” said Gallagher.
WSU’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Scholars Program was created to enhance awareness on the university’s Pullman campus and within Pullman of the life and teachings of the Rev. King. Project sponsors are YWCA of WSU, WSU Community Service Learning Center, WSU Office of Multicultural Student Services, WSU Diversity Education Program and the Pullman School District.
For additional information, contact the WSU Diversity Education Program, 335-1563.