The Shedrack Agediga Foundation Martin Luther Kings Day
Dr Martin Luther King Jr. day is not just an event in the United States of America but a National holiday. The significance of the life and times of the Icon of Kingian Nonviolence Education that has continued to play a role in achieving peaceful agitations and process all over the globe can not be overemphasized.
The Shedrack Agediga Foundation being a Product of the innate desire to support peace and peace process by a Kingian Nonviolence Trainer; Comr Shedrack Agediga since her establishment in 2016, have celebrated every passing year having in mind the core principles of Dr Martin Luther King Jr, taking into cognizance the Global theme with local partnerships for very successful series of Dr Marthin Luther King Day Celebration over the years.
The second wave of the Coronavirus and the peculiar love expression through social distancing and hygiene has made the decision to have a virtual event very pertinent and convenient. The 2021 Dr Martin Luther kings day commemoration by SAF is a virtual event on Zoom application that hopes to crave your indulgence to be part of the over 300 viewers from all over the world with the Global theme, Where do we go from here: Chaos or Community and the SAF conference topic: Understanding the Philosophy of Kingian Nonviolence for creating a beloved community.
While the event promises to be very impactful, we are reassured by the experience of our Guest speaker who is a veteran Kingian Nonviolence education trainer; Capt.(RTD.) Charles Alphin.
Profile of Guest Speaker
Charles L. Alphin, Sr. served as a police officer for over twenty-six (26) years in the St. Louis City Police Department, St. Louis, Missouri. During his police career he served as patrol officer, detective, juvenile officer, sergeant, platoon lieutenant and captain. Serving in the rank of captain the last ten (10) years of his career he was: Commander of Homicide/Rape and Child Abuse; District Commander; and retired as Commander of Vice/Narcotics.In 1992, after retirement from the St. Louis City Police Department, and at the request of Mrs. Coretta Scott King, Captain Alphin and his wife moved to Atlanta, Georgia, to work at the Martin Luther King Center for Nonviolent Social Change, Inc.
He worked as a trainer in Kingian Nonviolence and in 1994 was promoted to Director of Education and Training for the King Center. In 1996 he retired from the King Center and joined LaFayette & Associates, continuing in the Kingian Nonviolence training. Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr. served on the Executive Staff of Martin Luther King Jr. and trained Captain Alphin in the philosophy and methodology of Kingian Nonviolence in the late 1970s.
He has been privileged to train both nationally and internationally in Kingian Nonviolence. He has trained law enforcement officers, at-risk and gang youth, educators, elementary, secondary and college students, professors, community leaders, clergy, and correctional officers. Nationally he has trained in Michigan; Missouri; Texas; Florida; California; Hawaii; New York; South Carolina, Rhode Island and other states. Internationally he has trained in Haiti, India, Cuba, Mexico, Old Soviet Union, Colombia, South America, South Africa, Nigeria, Israel and Palestine. In 1994 he stayed four (4) months in South Africa and assisted in the training of over 220,000 South Africans in voter education and nonviolent resistance.
One of his highest honors was to witness the historic South African elections and inauguration of President Nelson Mandela.
A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Captain Alphin received his Bachelor of Science in Law Enforcement and Criminal Corrections from Northeast Missouri State University, Kirksville, Missouri. Presently he serves as Senior Trainer for LaFayette & Associates and Senior Trainer for The King Center, Atlanta, GA. He also is a Conference Director and a member of the Global Nonviolence Conference Series chaired by Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr. He is married to Joyce and the father of two children and presently lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Many Gains to Participate
In line with our number one organization objective, the event intends to promote the culture of peace and peacebuilding through Nonviolence education. It is also in our bid to engage in continuous sensitization and increase community awareness on alternative dispute resolution through nonviolence education that continually spurs us to share this information to encourage a beloved community.
The event also hopes to expose participants to the framework of peaceful engagements for stakeholders in communities in the Niger Delta, Nigeria and the entire World.