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Kern County Stronger Together Weekend Workshop

AVP California - Kern County Council
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Sep 16 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Learn a new way to make a real difference in our community

Take a Kern County Together workshop

TheAlternatives to Violence Projectis a network of volunteers running workshops for anyone who wants to find ways of resolving conflict without resorting to violence. We work in the community and in prisons.

The thinking behind AVP

We understand that conflict is a natural and normal part of life, and that it is possible to learn new ways of handling it. By holding workshops in which the participants consider the underlying causes of friction and violence, practical ways of dealing with situations of conflict are worked out.

Our workshops build on everyday experiences and try to help us move away from violent or abusive behaviour by developing other ways of dealing with conflicts. They help us to increase the respect we have for ourselves and others.

TAKE NO NOTES - Come prepared to discover new ways of approaching disagreement.
Treat yourself to this workshop purely for personal growth. Or make it a first step toward facilitating ALTERNATIVES TO VIOLENCE PROJECT (AVP) workshops in prisons, the community or classroom.

Seewww.avpcalifornia.orgfor details on the program and concept.

ENJOY a hands-on, experiential, conflict resolution workshop where youll connect deeply with others, laugh, share, listen while learning ways to reduce conflict in your world, your classroom, your family, or at work.

What: Alyernatives To Violence Project - Basic Level Workshop
When: September 16 & 17
Saturday- 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday- 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Light breakfast at 8:30 and lunch provided both days.
Location: Downtown Bakersfield

Suggested donation: $20-125 sliding scale. No one turned away (Scholarships are available). Includes lunch, snacks, beverages, materials and training.

For questions about Workshop Content, Registration or Scholarships or transportation to attend, please contact us



Cathy Clark:661-565-0949 Or Willie Nichols III:661-343-2736


Past participants appreciated:

"Interaction with diverse and interesting group members"
"Study of my 'buttons and ways to deactivate them"
"Frequent varying of pace and activity in workshops"
"My increased willingness to list

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