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Alternatives To Violence Project (AVP) Workshop

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Alternatives To Violence Project (AVP) Workshop

Time: April 25, 2014 at 6pm to April 27, 2014 at 6pm
Location: Explorations Academy
Street: 1701 Ellis Street
City/Town: Bellingham
Phone: 360-734-0217
Event Type: community, leader, training, on, non-violence
Organized By: Allen Stockbridge
Latest Activity: Apr 4, 2014

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Event: Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) Basic Workshop 

Dates: April 25th-27th (18 hours total) 

AVP Facilitators: Rick & Jan Krouskop, Beth Beyers 

Co-Sponsors: Whatcom Peace & Justice Center, The Bellingham Friends Meeting, Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center, Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, Explorations Academy, Garden Street Methodist Church 

Cost: $40-100 (A contribution of more than $40 will provide a scholarship for someone) 

Location: Explorations Academy—1701 Ellis St #215, Bellingham, WA 

Conflict is a part of daily life ........... 

...... but violence doesn’t have to be. 

That last conflict you had....... 

....... was the result less than satisfying? 

Do you want to learn better ways to....... 

.... Be a positive influence in our community, work, and home? 

..... Transform conflict into a tool for positive change? 

We understand that conflict is a normal part of life but believe that violence—whether verbal, physical, 

emotional, or spiritual—doesn't need to be. We believe that conflict can be used as a tool for change and 


The Alternatives to Violence Project, and Partner Organizations are joining to offer a Workshop in Creative 

Conflict Resolution for Whatcom County on April 25th-27th. 

Our workshops use the shared experiences of participants, interactive exercises, games and role-plays to 

see beyond differences, to explore common ground and discover the power within ourselves to transform 

our lives. AVP's intensive, 18-hour experiential workshops develop participants' conflict resolution and 

community leadership skills. The workshops are not lectures, they are safe environments where we learn to 

develop key abilities to: 

· Build Cooperative relationships & Finding Common Ground 

· Strengthen Communication skills & Listening 

· Improve Self-esteem 

· Learn assertiveness 

· Manage Anger 

· Let go of Grudges 

· Transform Conflict 

· Clarify Values 

· Practice thinking out of the box 

Workshops will begin on Friday night, continue all day Saturday and end on Sunday afternoon (please 

commit to the whole schedule as each session builds on the previous). A meal schedule is included on the 

registration form. AVP programs are volunteer-based, grassroots programs operating in 28 states in the 

US and 40 countries worldwide (, ). 

We invite you to join us for a enjoyable, powerful weekend. Registration for this first session is required in 

advance and limited to 20 participants. We hope to continue offering the workshop in the future. 

Registration Form (or call 360-734-0217) 

(payment to Whatcom Peace & Justice Center via check, cash or card until the date of the workshop, 

please specify AVP Workshop)

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