Basic Alternatives to Violence Training

Creating a Culture of Peace

Basic AVP Workshop

Sponsored by the North Carolina Alternatives to Violence Project  in partnership with the NC Peace Resource Center

What? Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) helps us explore the power we all have to change hostility and destructiveness into cooperation, community, and justice.

Why? To discover new ways to reduce conflict in your world, your community, organization, or personal life. Enjoy a hands-on, fun, activity-based experience (no need to take notes!) in an intensive weekend workshop. People who’ve taken the training report they have connected deeply with others, laughed, shared, listened. They’ve experienced increased trust and self-esteem and learned ways to reduce conflict in their world—whether classroom, family, work, or community.

Where? Jamestown Friends Meeting, 509 Guilford Road, Jamestown, NC 27282



   Friday, October 20, 6:30pm to 8:30pm

   Saturday, October 21, 9:00am to 6:00pm

   Sunday, October 22, 1:00pm to 6:00pm

How much? $25.00 registration fee for the weekend [additional tax-deductible donations gratefully accepted for the scholarship fund] includes registration, snacks, beverages, and lunch on Saturday [vegetarian option will be available]*


[We will keep a waiting list for future workshops]

 Please register no later than 10/1/17, or if you have questions:

 Registration fee is due Friday evening, 10/20/17

You may register online at Mail your check to Jamestown Friends Meeting or pay at the door. Cash or checks payable to Jamestown Friends Meeting, a tax-exempt organization.

 Remember . . . Peace begins with you!

 *Workshop facilitators are volunteers. Do not stay away due to the registration fee; scholarships are available.


Who is AVP for? It is a program for everybody. Though founded by Quakers based on their belief in an inborn power for peace in everyone, it draws its participants and its trainers from all religions, races and walks of life.

Can I earn Continuing Education Credits? Curriculum materials and documentation of your participation can be provided. You will need to seek approval for the credits with your organization.

Can I participate in just a portion of the weekend training? Participants are asked to make a commitment to be present for the entire training.

 Facilitator bios:

John Shuford has been leading AVP workshops for over 25 years. He was the state coordinator of the program in Delaware for over 20 years.  John has been past president of AVP USA and vice-president of AVP International.

Deborah Bromiley has been leading AVP workshops for almost 10 years.  She was the program coordinator at the Women’s Prison in Delaware for 7 years.  Deborah has been secretary for AVP USA and chair of the Information Committee for AVP International.

Upon moving to Raleigh, North Carolina, three years ago, John and Deborah worked to begin the program here in North Carolina and continue to grow the program and are hopeful that it will soon be practiced in all NC prisons.

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