Conflict is part of daily life … but violence doesn’t have to be.
We live in a violent society and violence comes in many forms—physical and intangible. Although the violence we encounter in our everyday life is often verbal and emotional, many are shocked by the increasing conflict on the streets, in our schools, and in the home.
People in the United States have twice the chance of being murdered than in many other Western countries. Violence knows no class, no racial, economic, or geographical boundaries. Our schools have resorted to metal detectors. Violence in the home—physical and mental—directed against both spouse and child.
We lead the world in prison population, and our prisons, viewed as a way of protecting society from violence, spawn more violence. Over ninety percent of prisoners eventually return to society from a prison experience that encourages violence.
Movement for a Culture of Peace
invites you to learn more about
Delaware’s Alternatives to Violence Program
AVP is an evidence-based experiential program that helps people change their lives. Proven in prisons, AVP now offers this new approach to community groups, businesses, social service agencies, educators, and youth organizations.
Saturday, Feb. 4
9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew
719 North Shipley St. Wilmington 19801
Sr. Mary Killoran OSF, Coordinator of AVP prison workshops in Howard Young Correctional Center (Wilmington DE)
Rachel VerNooy, Coordinator of AVP community workshops in New Castle County DE
Kathleen Higgins, Facilitator of AVP prison workshops in Howard Young Correctional (Wilmington DE)
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