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Ozarks to host Nonviolence Summit on March 6

February 17, 2015
By cnp
Posted in Community Events

Leadership education consultant David Soleil will lead a Nonviolence Summit for the University of the Ozarks campus community as well as the general public on Friday, March 6.

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Leadership education consultant David Soleil will lead a Nonviolence Summit on campus on Friday, March 6.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will include a drop-in session titled, "Exploring Nonviolence" from 1:30-4:30 p.m. and an evening session titled, "Applying Nonviolence to the Ozarks Community," from 6-8 p.m. Both sessions will be held in the University’s Rogers Conference Center.

The event is sponsored by the Cecil and Ruth Boddie Farmer Chapel Guest Speakers/Artists Endowment.

The Nonviolence Summit will explore the philosophy, methodology and spirituality of nonviolence, primarily through the teachings and experiences of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Mahatma Gandhi. The summit will also explore the foundations of community, define what is conflict and how we should engage it, and discuss how to create a safe space for difficult conversations. It will also examine our responsibilities in addressing issues that face the nation, such as race conflicts, hunger and poverty.

Soleil specializes in the philosophy, methodology and spirituality of nonviolence.  He has more than 20 years of experience designing and delivering leadership programs for nonprofits, educational institutions and corporate groups.  Most recently, Soleil was appointed to the presidential task force for Leadership Curricula at Agnes Scott College.  Previously, he was the chair of the Leadership Education group for the International Leadership Association as well as the associate director of the Center for Global Leadership and Team Development in the business school at the University of California, Irvine.

Soleil has consulted with Erin Gruwell’s Freedom Writers Foundation, Patch Adams’ Gesundheit Institute, the Interfaith Youth Core, Marquette University’s Institute for the Transformation of Learning, and the Emory University Scholars Program.  He lives in Decatur, Ga., with his wife Lydia and two daughters.

For more information about the Nonviolence Summit, please contact Rev. Elizabeth Gabbard at