AVP Workshops Offered in Ann Arbor this August

A message from the Peace and Justice Committee of Ann Arbor Friends Meeting

Dear Friends,

Two Alternatives to Violence Project training sessions, one Basic (Aug 9-11) and one Advanced (Aug 16-19) have been scheduled, co-hosted by the Justice Action Group, and the Peace and Justice committee of Ann Arbor Friends Meeting, and ICPJ, with AVP Michigan and Jaye Starr of the muslim community.

See these links for information on AVP and registration information: Alternatives to Violence Project USA (avpusa.org) and AVP Michigan (avpmichigan.org).

The Justice Action Group feels these workshops speak to many of the questions surrounding the value and creation of community-based safety — a focus that grows from our engagement with the development of an alternative to police response here in Ann Arbor.

Both workshops will be held in the fellowship room of Ann Arbor Friends’ meetinghouse. See below for details and registration.

Basic Workshop August 9 – 11
This Alternatives to Violence Project basic workshop will be held by the Peace & Justice Committee and Justice Action Group of the Ann Arbor Friends Meeting in partnership with AVP Michigan at the Friends Meeting House (1420 Hill St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104) August 9-11. Facilitation will be provided by Jaye Starr & Maryam Ashraf.

  • Friday August 9: 9am – 6pm
  • Saturday August 10: 9am – 6pm
  • Sunday August 11: 2pm – 6pm followed by light dinner together

Participants should bring a water bottle, lunch, a journal and pen and dress in comfortable clothing. Snacks, coffee, and tea will be provided. The planning group will have some child care, and will be running this series only in English. They can help arrange hosts for those who would like to come from out of town.

Basic Workshop Registration Link and More Information: Register Here

Advanced Workshop August 16 – 19 (same hours as Basic training)
For advanced registration contact Jaye Starr below.

Everyone is welcome to the basic workshop, even if you’ve done it before. The advanced workshop is only open to those who have done a basic at some point, though it doesn’t have to be the Aug 9-11 one. The advanced builds on the basic really beautifully scaling up to think on a larger scale about how we build a culture of justice-based peace in the world.

You are welcome to invite others to join as well, and if you have any questions, please contact Cassie Cammann (cassie.cammann@gmail.com) or Jaye Starr (jaye.starr.boz@gmail.com).

PS. Both trainings will limit attendance to 20 people, in person.

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