Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) Two-Day Basic Level Workshop

Saturday, September 22 (8:45am-6:00pm) and Sunday, September 23 (12:00pm-6:00pm)
Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) Two-Day Basic Level Workshop

The Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) began in 1975. An inmate group at Green Haven Prison in New York sought assistance from local Quakers to reduce inmate violence. From this partnership of inmates and Quakers, AVP was born. AVP is in demand in schools, prisons and youth groups, and conducts programs in 35 US states and over 45 countries. AVP has shaped the Reconciliation process in South Africa and in Rwanda.

AVP is an experiential program, helping people change their lives. This basic level AVP workshop is an intensive learning experience that teaches interpersonal conflict resolution skills. These experiences in small groups and in one-to-one interactions help build a sense of community. Trust role-plays also provide an opportunity to explore what AVP calls “transforming power” as well as to learn and practice creative ways to respond to real life conflicts in our lives.

Suggested donation for this two-day workshop is $30. Lunch will be provided both days. TO REGISTER, sign up on Eventbrite or email Jonathan Vogel-Borne at < jvb at thebornes dot org >. The registration deadline is Monday, September 17. Full-time participation is required.

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