Martin Luther King Celebration – Conflict Resolution – Non-Violence Training – Black Heritage – American History
Founder and Executive Director of the Connecticut Center for Nonviolence (CTCN). Victoria is a lifelong peace and nonviolence educator. Since 2003, Ms. Christgau has worked with renowned civil rights strategist Dr. Bernard Lafayette, a Freedom Rider and an associate of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Ms. Christgau holds a Level Three Certification in the “Kingian Nonviolence Curriculum” which was co-authored by Dr. Lafayette. The curriculum is used as the foundation for trainings at CTCN. Victoria has worked with hundreds of people to train and implement the philosophy and strategies of Kingian Nonviolence across racial, social, economic and generational divides.
Kingian Nonviolence Leadership
By integrating the use of songs, role-play exercises, theatre, stories and literature from the American Civil Rights Movement, we introduce the nonviolent philosophy, methodology and strategy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Students become empowered with the understanding that nonviolence is a viable means with which to solve daily conflicts in home, school and in the community at large.
Songs from the Civil Rights Movement
Victoria will bring an interactive program to campus that celebrates the songs of the Civil Rights Movement and brings MLK’s words to life. This powerful program works to keep the dream alive, making connections for students between the struggles of the past, the current challenges in civil rights, and a path for a future of non-violence.