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.

Friday, June 9, 2023. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 10, 2023, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 11, 2023, 1:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m.

Jamestown Friends Meeting
509 Guilford Road
Jamestown, NC 27282

$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] Do not stay away due to the registration fee; scholarships are available.

How does it work, you ask? Here’s how!

Friday Night: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
We’ll get to know each other and start the process of breaking down barriers.

Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
We use lots of exercises to have meaningful conversations, you’ll get to try out some new skills, and interact with others.

Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
We’ll work together to put together everything you experienced and learned on Saturday, and start exploring new ways of handling conflict. There will be more opportunities to think about things differently and be exposed to the experiences of others. Plus some more silly, fun, games to boost the energy and get us all laughing.

Sign up now.


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.

Please register no later than June 1, 2023 or if you have questions, contact Kathy Adams. [email protected]

Registration fee is due June 9, 2023

You may register online or mail your check to:

Jamestown Friends Meeting
509 Guilford Road
Jamestown, NC 27282

Checks should be made payable to Jamestown Friends Meeting, a tax-exempt organization. Please note that the payment is for AVP training.