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Learn a new way to make a real difference in our community
Take a Stronger Together community workshop
The Alternatives to Violence Project is 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: Alternatives To Violence Project - Basic Level Workshop
When: August 12-13
Saturday- 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday- 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Light breakfast at 8:30 and lunch provided both days. Location: Downtown Bakersfield
Where: Visalia, Ca Quaker Meeting House -17218 Avenue 296 Visalia, Ca 93292
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
By EMAIL: FresnoAVP@gmail.com
By PHONE: 1-800-905-6765 *4
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 listen to others"