Charles Collyer is a nonviolence educator, author and trainer with a long history of activism. Along with Dr. Pamela Zappardino, he studied and continues to work with Dr. Bernard LaFayette, who was a member of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s executive staff, and is today's principal spokesperson for Kingian nonviolence. Charlie co-founded the Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies at the University of Rhode Island, where he is Professor Emeritus (Psychology). Now retired, he has more time to play “bad guitar.” Charlie and Pam co-founded and serve as Directors of the Ira and Mary Zepp Center for Nonviolence and Peace Education at Common Ground.
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