First Church of Christ in Simsbury, CT
Mentioned in MLK's letters to his parents 

"The Dream"
In Simsbury


Our Document Library
MLK statues across the country
Archives of Committee Activities
Luddy / Taylor
Connecticut Valley
Tobacco Museum
Simsbury Historical Society at Phelps Tavern Museum
The King Center, Atlanta GA

Stanford University's Collection


The MLK in Simsbury Committee  &
The Connecticut Center for Nonviolence 
(A Martin Luther King, Jr. Institute)

A Two-Day Introduction to

First Church of Christ Simsbury
689 Hopmeadow Street
Simsbury, CT 06070

Friday, January 25 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday, January 26 9 am - 5 pm


Learn how Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and other Civil Rights leaders understood the dynamics of conflict, creating personal and social reconciliation. Using a variety of techniques we will explore Dr. King's philosophy and methodology.

  • Six Principles of Nonviolence
  • Six Steps of Nonviolence
  • Types and levels of conflict
  • Dynamics of conflict
  • Sources of Martin Luther King's eclectic philosophy
  • Application of Nonviolence in King's campaigns

Nonviolent principles and techniques continue to be relevant to anyone managing conflict today: social workers, teachers, police officials, students, clergy, community organizers, business leaders, political leaders, and anyone working with young people and families.



Victoria Christgau, Certified Kingian Nonviolence trainer, Founder of the annual Dr. King Commemoration of Litchfield County (in its 17th year), and Founder/Director of the CT Center for Nonviolence, A Martin Luther King, Jr. Institute in cooperation with Dr. Bernard LaFayette.

Pam McDonald, Certified in Kingian Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation by the Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies at the University of Rhode Island, Researcher of Dr. King's early experiences in Simsbury, Peace Educator, and Librarian at Westminster School.

  • $60 fee includes 48-page study booklet.
  • No one turned way for lack of funds.
  • Bring a bag lunch, beverages provided.
  • Register by January 10

To download a flyer, click=> here


Questions? Please call Pam McDonald 860-658-4543 or Victoria Christgau 860-567-3441