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Alternatives to Violence Project National Conference

May 26, 2017 @ 8:00 am - May 29, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Alternatives to Violence Project
Journey of Change: Transforming ourselves and our communities as we transform conflict
AVP offers the tools to transform violent conflict.  If we seek deep and lasting change, we must seek transformation not only of the conflict at hand, but of ourselves. We must continually ask how we are contributing to it.  What of our own distorted thinking is fueling or informing the conflict?  How are we connected to the violence in the situation?  How are we supporting the culture of violence, or failing to stand in opposition to it?  In what ways are we participating in larger systems that oppress others?  How might we even rely on violence – perhaps the violence of others – to sustain our own well being? Ghandi said, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”  As we seek to transform violent conflicts deeply, how must we, ourselves, transform?  Come, share, and journey courageously together – towards change.  

On Memorial Day weekend: May 26-May 29, 2017: 

Celebrate the 42nd year of AVP bringing Transforming Power and nonviolence into the lives of people in the U.S. and around the world, in prisons, in schools, in refugee camps, in veterans programs, in gang interventions, and in conflict zones across 60 countries.  Deepen your understanding of AVP. Reunite with old friends.  Gain new ones. Put faces to the names.  Kindle new ideas.  Share of yourself. Be challenged and inspired. Nourish your passion for the work.  Transform.  And just as you do in our AVP workshops, have fun doing all of it.

Saturday, May 27:

Public Session:, 1-9pm, Lasell College, Newton.  Featuring: Adam Foss, Plenary  MA Governor’s Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee and Dr. Bernard Lafayette associate of Dr Martin Luther King Jr., and  co-Founder of AVP.

Educational Breakout Sessions on: An AVP Model for De-escalation Training AVP’s work with Veterans Building Community with Youth at RiskAVP and New Brain Science Changing Prison Culture Working in the Reentry/Recovery Community

Dinner And an Evening performance and discussion by The Dworin Group, Dance and Song.

Join AVP facilitators and other members of the Boston community creating meaningful change. 

Before May, 14 – $30 email registration to After May 14 – $40 at the door. All payment at the door.  

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May 26, 2017 @ 8:00 am
May 29, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
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Alternatives to Violence Project
(888) 278-7820


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1844 Commonwealth Avenue
Newton, MA 02466 United States
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