Basic Alternatives to Violence Workshop

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
When? Friday, September 30, 2022, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
   Saturday, October 1, 2022, 9:00am to 6:00pm
   Sunday, October 2, 2022, 1:00pm to 6:00pm
How much? $20.00 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 9/23/2022, or if you have questions:
Registration fee is due 9/30/2022
You may register online at or bring your check to Jamestown Friends Meeting on September 30. Checks should be made payable to Jamestown Friends Meeting, a tax-exempt organization. Please note that the payment is for AVP training. If you are not vaccinated for COVID-19, please wear a mask.
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. Certificates of attendance will be presented to participants who attend all sessions.
Facilitator bios:
Kathy Adams is a retired educator. She has worked with AVP since 2017. She has facilitated numerous AVP workshops in prisons and in the community.
Caiden Haarvig is a social worker and a dog dad. He has been involved with AVP since 2019 and became a facilitator in 2021.

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