Santa Barbara AVP Alternatives to Violence Project

Santa Barbara AVP Workshops

We are ALL Valuable People!!

Workshops Santa Barbara Alternatives to VIolence
Kenya Williams, Ph.D. Superintendent of Education, Solano State Prison

Discover other people in your community, who also seek a wider, more equal world for all:

  • ENJOY a hands-on, experiential workshop where you’ll connect deeply with others
  • LAUGH, share and listen while learning ways to reduce conflict in your neighborhood, your classroom, with your family or at work.
  • Only 20 people in a workshop
  • Take no notes… Come prepared to discover new ways of approaching disagreement

We are a Gold Star Organization!

Treat yourself to a workshop purely for personal growth, OR make it your first step toward being a Santa Barbara AVP facilitator in prisons, your community or in the classroom.

Offered by Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP), begun in 1975, an active worldwide nonprofit.

  • All workshops led by a team of experienced volunteers, currently facilitating workshops in their community, with youth, as well as in California prisons.
  • Workshop Hours: 20 hours over a weekend.
  • Includes materials and training, lunch, and snacks.
  • Certificates earned and community service credits given.

Donation: $25-125 (sliding scale). All welcome. No one turned away.

Look at our video below about the work of AVP

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Canceled until further notice

Lompoc Federal Prison:

Canceled until further notice.

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