Posted on March 2, 2017 10:43 am
Categories: World

Sharing Knowledge: Watertown Kingian Nonviolence Program Serve as Model for Colombian Peace-building Efforts (E)

In February, a Colombia peace-building tour, made up of seven administrators from some of Colombia’s elite universities met with faculty and administrators from parallel universities in the Boston area, including MIT, UMass Lowell, UMass Boston, Brandeis, and Harvard University, and the University of Rhode Island. The trip was facilitated by Partners for the Americans and the United States Embassy in Colombia and included stops in Connecticut, New York, Chicago, Wisconsin and Indiana.

Thanks to Watertown’s unique position of being the first full school district in the nation to implement Kingian Nonviolence initiative, the Colombian academic leaders met with school leaders and teachers to talk about the program and how it could possibly benefit students in Colombia.

The Kingian Nonviolence initiative teaches the methodology of nonviolence, looking at levels of conflict and how to deescalate situations.