The Alternatives To Violence Project-USA
Who We Are
A grassroots, worldwide movement dedicated to building peace in ourselves and in our homes, schools, institutions and communities. We seek to release everyone’s innate power to positively transform ourselves, and in so doing, transform the world. Read More >
What We Do
Our workshops use the shared experience of both participants and facilitators to examine how injustice, prejudice, frustration and anger can lead to aggressive behavior and violence. We explore our innate power to respond in new and creative ways.
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How AVP Helps
An AVP Workshop facilitator’s view:“AVP is about people from all different backgrounds coming together to be in community. When I see participants making themselves vulnerable by sharing and being open to change, I am inspired to manage my own conflict better. We are all transformed, and that transformation ripples outward throughout our communities.” Read More >
What Workshop Participants Say:
Beyond Hate & Despair
Robert Martin, formerly incarcerated AVP Facilitator
Tools I Learned Work
Participant, Prison Workshop
Communication & Trust
I’m Not Violent, But ….