Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities

A Conversation with Harold Sánchez Estrada and Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr.

A Conversation with Harold Sánchez Estrada and Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr.

Harold Sánchez Estrada and Bernard LaFayette, Jr. will discuss the role of Kingian nonviolence education in prisons on Tuesday, April 16 at 1:00 p.m. in Room 2218 of the Auburn University Student Center.  

Mr. Sanchez was deeply involved in Pablo Escobar’s Medellín drug cartel and eventually sentenced to a 40-year sentence in Bellavista prison in Columbia. While in prison, he encountered the nonviolent philosophy of Martin Luther King, Jr. through the educational work of Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr.  Sanchez subsequently led a successful effort to implement nonviolence training throughout Bellavista, a prison once known for the murder of six inmates per month. 

American civil rights icon Bernard LaFayette, Jr. is currently a Breeden Eminent Visiting Scholar in the College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University.  LaFayette in recognized internationally for his role in the civil rights movement, and he has trained thousands of people in Kingian nonviolence reconciliation over the last fifty years. 

The program is free and open to the public and sponsored by the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts. 

For more information, contact Mark Wilson at mwilson@auburn.edu or 334-844-6198.

Last Updated: April 08, 2019