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Alternative to Violence Project CA (AVP) Monthy Local Council Meeting

  • August 22, 2016
  • December 25, 2017
  • 17 sessions
  • August 22, 2016, 6:30 PM 7:30 PM
  • September 26, 2016, 6:30 PM 7:30 PM
  • October 24, 2016, 6:30 PM 7:30 PM
  • November 28, 2016, 6:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • December 26, 2016, 6:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • January 23, 2017, 6:30 PM 7:30 PM
  • February 27, 2017, 6:30 PM 7:30 PM
  • March 27, 2017, 6:30 PM 7:30 PM
  • April 24, 2017, 6:30 PM 7:30 PM
  • May 22, 2017, 6:30 PM 7:30 PM
  • June 26, 2017, 6:30 PM 7:30 PM
  • July 24, 2017, 6:30 PM 7:30 PM
  • August 28, 2017, 6:30 PM 7:30 PM
  • September 25, 2017, 6:30 PM 7:30 PM
  • October 23, 2017, 6:30 PM 7:30 PM
  • November 27, 2017, 6:30 PM 7:30 PM
  • December 25, 2017, 6:30 PM 7:30 PM
  • 526 Broadway

 

Starting with a bit of history
Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) began in 1975 as a collaboration between inmates in Green Haven Prison and Quakers interested in working with youth gangs and teens at risk. This successful, ongoing program quickly spread throughout New York State prisons and then to other states as a prison program and as a community program for people from all walks of life. AVP is active internationally in countries on all inhabited continents. Click here for an overview of 
AVP sites
.

How does it work?
Through an international network of local chapters, AVP facilitators — all trained volunteers — offer workshops in prisons as well as in the community for all who would like to reduce the level of unresolved conflict in their lives and the lives of those around them.

AVP offers Basic, Advanced, and Training-for-Facilitator Workshops. Workshops are fast-paced, weaving together interactive exercises, facilitated discussions, role plays, humor and games.

AVP is…

  • An experiential program, helping people change their lives.
  • A community program, offering a new approach for community groups, social service agencies, schools, youth organizations and all who would like to participate.
  • A prison program, helping inmates learn new skills and attitudes that lead to fulfilling and crime-free lives.

AVP builds upon a spiritual base of respect and caring for self and others. Though founded by Quakers, AVP draws participants and trainers from all religions, races, sexual identity, and walks of life. Click here for more information about Workshops and other ways to support AVP.

AVP/California
Local groups are connected through an informal California collective of representatives, who bring together facilitators to produce successful workshops. They assist one another by exchanging ideas and working on specific California AVP issues. Until local groups are established throughout the state, the AVP/CA Steering Committee functions as the statewide contact for opening new prison and community programs, as well as developing direction for AVP in the state. Click here for minutes of Steering Committee and Annual Meetings. Click here for an overview of the AVP/California program. Click here for AVP/CA By Laws and Policies.

For more info contact:  

Justin Lin Outreach Coordinator | High Desert 
Mobile415-868-5546 Office: 530-421-8287 | Fax: 415-363-9585
Email: justin@avpcalifornia.org

Web: www.avpcalifornia.org | AVP/CA NSVSC Council

AVP Workshop Registration HERE

Chico Peace & Justice Center | 526 Broadway, Chico, CA 95928 | 530-893-9078 | info@chicopeace.org