to Conscience: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Message of Nonviolence Today
peaceworker Arthur Romano honors the legacy and struggle of Rev Dr Martin
Luther King Jr. by bringing his teachings to life and illuminating their
relevance. This compelling introduction highlights King's understanding
of the basic principles of nonviolence and his ideas about social change.
In this talk, Kings life and teachings are not relegated to the history
books but instead are brought to bear on pressing contemporary global
Filled with stories
of peaceworkers from around the world, it serves as an invitation to look
at the difference that every individual can make.
Celebrating The Season
for Nonviolence: January 30 - April 4
talk provides an opportunity to honor the lives of Mahatma Gandhi and
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr by considering the power of nonviolence to heal,
transform, and empower our lives and communities. Join with people from
around the world during this 64-day educational, media, and grassroots
campaign aimed at raising consciousness about the practice of nonviolence.
International peaceworker Arthur Romano reflects on the memorial anniversaries
of Mahatma Gandhi (January 30) and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (April
4) offering insights into the vision of these two great men and their
work for peace. The relationship between Gandhi and King are highlighted
through a moving multi-media presentation. This talk is filled with various
chronicles of nonviolent struggles from around the world and engages with
ideas about creative action, collaboration, and strategies for social
Your Peace Event
Arthur's presentations can be followed by a workshop where students are
invited to co-create an event and plan a peace pole dedication ceremony
thereby leaving a lasting legacy of peace on-campus. This session provides
an exciting and practical opportunity to reach out to the community and
address social justice related issues. Arthur facilitates creative brainstorming
sessions and offers support and informational resources to all those interested
in becoming active.
the Peace Pole Project:
The Peace Pole is
a hand-crafted monument that displays the universal message May Peace
Prevail on Earth on each of its four or six sides, usually in different
languages. They serve as constant reminders for us to visualize and work
to promote world peace. To date, the peace pole is the most widespread
peace monument with more than 200,000 Peace Poles in existence, including
at least one in every country in the world! Peace Poles can be found in
town squares, city halls, schools, places of worship, parks, and gardens
- any place where the spirit of peace is embraced by people of good will.
"Arthur is fantastic and absolutely worth every penny! We need him here every day."
~ Armstrong Atlantic State University - Savannah, GA
" I was moved by the workshop...in Omaha last fall. I often think of the hope inspired in that room during the time we spent together."
~ Lynn Anderson De Mott, L.C.S.W., L.I.M.H.P, University of Omaha, NE
"I attended a workshop facilitated by Arthur Romano last night.
The Workshop was absolutely exceptional, I must say that I have never been a part of something so invigorating and eye opening in my entire life. Kudos to Mr. Romano!"
Aronya Downing -
Student, Rider University, NJ -
Teacher: Washington Elementary School
"Thank you so much for ...a workshop, which lead to barriers being broken. Initially, I had no idea what to expect coming into the room. At first, I felt reluctant to share anything, but soon after, I found myself engaging in conversation with people I did not know. Thank you! The most intense part of the workshop was the line exercise... I was definately moved by the questions, and the amount of honesty everyone displayed. It is true, you can never judge a book by its cover!"
~ Justin Leonard -
Student, Rider University, NJ
"Arthur was AMAZING! He connected it all right to our curriculum and really hit home with our students and staff. I actually took my facilitator hat off and emersed myself in what he was doing.....it was freeing and very impactful......he was that good. I have a feeling that he will be a regular at Leadership Camp every year."
University of New Hampshire