Culture of Peace
Alternatives to Violence Project
Conflict is part of life …
but violence doesn’t have to be.
Free three-day workshop for youth, youth advisors,
teachers, mentors, and activists.
Friday through Sunday, Nov. 6 to 8
BE THE CHANGE – STUDY NON-VIOLENCE
The Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) is an international volunteer program that offers conflict resolution workshops to transform lives. AVP started in prisons in the USA in 1975, and now also operates in communities, schools, colleges, and conflict situations worldwide. In 1990, AVP was introduced into Delaware prisons and in 2012 was a recipient of the Governor’s State Volunteerism Award.
AVP experiential workshops use the shared experiences of participants, interactive exercises, games and role-plays to examine the ways in which we respond to situations where injustice, prejudice, frustration, and anger can lead to aggressive behavior and violence. It uses exercises focusing on:
Affirmation – Building self esteem and trust
Communication – Improving both listening skills and assertive methods of expression
Cooperation – Developing cooperative attitudes that avoid competitive conflicts
Creative Conflict Resolution – learn new and creative ways to respond to real conflicts in our lives.
DATE, TIME, LOCATIONS
Friday, Nov. 6, 6 pm-9 pm, Wilmington Friends Meeting, 4th & Wests Sts.
Saturday, Nov. 7, 9 am-4 pm, Wilmington Friends Meeting, 4th & Wests Sts.
Sunday, November 8, 1 pm-4 pm at Hanover Presbyterian Church, 1801 N. Jefferson St.
Participants must attend all three sessions.
REGISTER IN ADVANCE
Please email June Eisley at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a place and for more information.