Dayton Friends Meeting Co-sponsoring Alternatives to Violence Community Workshop

The Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) is a core practice within Friends Peace Teams (FPT) and currently LEYM Friends in both Michigan and Ohio are active facilitating workshops in a range of settings including with community groups, in prisons and in alternative schools.

Several members of LEYM monthly meetings are planning on attending the upcoming November workshop in Dayton as part of their training to become facilitators for AVP service to FPT/LEYM. See details below.

CREATING PEACE – AVP In Person Week-end Workshop – November 4-5, 2023

First weekend in November, Saturday the 4th / Sunday the 5th from 8:30 am – 7:30 pm each day
An Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) workshop is a dynamic experience of building real unity out of conflict within family, school, workplace, and social settings. We will engage Life Transforming Power as we practice affirmation, respect, community building, cooperation and trust building exercises. This workshop will be hosted by Dayton First Baptist Church (FBC) and co-sponsored by Dayton Friends Meeting (DFM).

There will be additional communication as we approach the workshop dates, including a required Registration Form. Fees are on a $10 – $50 sliding scale as able, hardship scholarships for $0 are available upon request. No one is turned away for lack of finances and college students may participate for free. There will be snacks and two meals served each day. Dayton FBC is located at 111 West Monument Avenue in downtown Dayton on the banks of the Great Miami River, just off of I-75.

For questions or more information, please reach out to our LEYM Friends Peace Teams representative – Don Buckingham at and visit AVP USA Web Site

Don Buckingham Sr.
Friends Peace Teams LEYM Representative
4617 Olentangy Blvd
Columbus, OH 43214

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