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INSTITUTE FOR NONVIOLENCE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

History

In 2018, Dr. Clarence B. Jones and Jonathan D. Greenberg co-founded the USF Institute for Nonviolence and Social Justice to disseminate the teachings and strategies of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi in response to the moral emergencies of the 21st century. The institute’s history is intertwined with the history of Dr. King’s life's work and the movement he led: Institute Director Dr. Clarence B. Jones served as Dr. King's lawyer, strategic adviser, and draft speechwriter from 1960 until Dr. King’s assassination on April 4, 1968, spending countless hours together in crisis and action, negotiation and decision, intimate conversation and prayer. After 30 years of teaching and scholarship in the fields of conflict resolution, public policy, and international law at Stanford Law School, Greenberg joins Dr. Jones at USF as the institute’s associate director and scholar in residence.

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Institute for Nonviolence and Social Justice
2130 Fulton St.
San Franciscio, CA 94117