Alternatives to Violence Project
I just want to let you know about the next AVP Basic Workshop that is scheduled for August 11 to 13 at Scarsdale Quaker Meetinghouse. Perhaps some of your members would be interested in attending.
We are looking for more facilitators. Within the last month we have received requests for the AVP program at Taconic Women’s Prison in Bedford Hills and from Garner Men’s Prison in Connecticut. We are continuing our community outreach in Mount Vernon, Yonkers and White Plains.
Here is information about the workshop.
The Alternatives to Violence Project program is looking for peacemakers who want to become AVP conflict resolution workshop facilitators. We are working to create peace in our communities and in our prisons.
The AVP program is one of the world’s best-kept secrets. Starting with one conflict resolution workshop in Dutchess County, NY in 1975, AVP has spread by word of mouth across the United States and around the world.
Today AVP provides workshops in Jordan for refugees from Syria and AVP is working in Rwanda to heal the scars of the genocide. Families of victims of the genocide attend workshops with perpetrators of the genocide. AVP has trained the 1,400 lay judges who conduct the truth commission hearings. If AVP can work in Rwanda, it can work anywhere.
The AVP program is in 30 states in the US and 55 countries around the world. For more information about the program go to the AVP New York website at: http://www.avpny.org
Our local group conducted 67 workshops last year and we need more facilitators to meet the growing demand for the program in our communities and prisons..
An AVP Basic Conflict Resolution Workshop that will be held this summer:
August 11-13 at Scarsdale Quaker Meetinghouse
The workshop involves a series of experiential exercises and small group discussions focusing on:
- Affirmation and Self Esteem
- Communication Skills
- Cooperation and teamwork
- Creative Conflict Resolution
We will also include some group games we call Light & Livelies.
Schedule –The workshop schedule will be Friday evening 7:00 to 10:00, Saturday 9:00 to 8:30 and Sunday 1:00 to 8:30. Meals are included for Saturday lunch and supper and Sunday supper.
Workshop Fee -The fee for the workshop is $40.00 to $100.00 depending on income. Any contribution beyond $40.00 will help to provide scholarships for those in need. Scholarship assistance is available for those who need it.
Registration – To reserve your space, please call or e-mail Fred Feucht at 203-405-6103 or [email protected]. Please make checks payable to AVP and mail to Fred Feucht, 522A Heritage Village, Southbury, CT 06488.
I have attached a flyer for the Basic Workshop
Please let me know if you would like to register. Just call if you have any questions.