The Nonviolence Legacy Project (NVLP) began in the fall of 2008 with an original goal of creating a youth-led, adult-supported nonviolence training and direct action team for Tucson. A multi-generational team of certified youth and adult trainers are now available to provide a range of nonviolence training programs and community presentations in both Tucson and Phoenix. A group of middle school and high school students are certified to present ten modules about Kingian Nonviolence.
Special Events: The Nonviolence Legacy Project also organizes and produces special youth-focused, peace building events such as: Children, Youth & Art activities at the Tucson Peace Fair & Music Festival (Feb. 26, 2011);Hip Hop Peace Summit, with workshops and performances highlighting the essential elements of Hip Hop as a peace movement (May 21, 2011).
Costs: The fees charged for various training programs or community presentations vary with the length of the training and the age of participants. For example, the 2-day Multi-Generational Core Training costs $25 for adults; $15 for college age youth; and $5 for high school age youth. Partial work exchange scholarships are available. Community presentations are conducted on a donation basis. Grant funding allows for free training programs in some Tucson area schools. In-kind products or services (e.g., copying, meeting space, supplies, food) can be accepted in lieu of payment. Donations are always welcome (checks addressed to COPA).
National/Global Nonviolence Network: The Tucson-based Nonviolence Legacy Project and the Phoenix Nonviolence TruthForce are both linked with a national/global network of Kingian Nonviolence programs and centers, which are all affiliated with civil rights pioneer Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr., who was National Program Administrator for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We are dedicated to realizing Dr. King's dream of a nonviolent, just, and compassionate society where everyone can reach their highest potential, what Dr. King called the Beloved Community.