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Friendly Discussion: About Alternatives To Violence (AVP) Training in Central Colorado

When Mar 22, 2015
from 11:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Where Meetinghouse
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Norma Cady will tell about her recent work to introduce Alternatives to Violence workshops into Colorado’s Buena Vista Correctional Facility. The Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) provides 2-3 day workshops empowering people to lead nonviolent lives. The Buena Vista project is focused on building teams of trained workshop facilitators within the correctional facility.


Beginning in a NY prison in 1975, the AVP now conducts training in prisons, schools and communities throughout the US and in more than 50 countries.  A key element of AVP is pre-emptive conflict resolution by creatively transforming unhealthy relationships, building on everyday experiences to develop skills for dealing with violence and conflict.


Norma will offer a participatory, role-playing AVP exercise in discovering the power to transform our behaviors. She will also describe her experiences in the Correctional facility project. For more information, go to http://durangoquakers.org.


Because this presentation will be longer than usual, a light lunch will be available prior to start of Friendly Discussion.