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ACTS Offers Alternatives to Violence Training For Free in Syracuse

When: Friday, July, 14th from 6:00pm to 9:30pm

            Saturday, July 15th from 8:00am to 7:00pm

            Sunday, July 16th from 1:00pm to 6:00pm followed by a celebration dinner

Where: Dunbar Center

Address: 1453 South State Street, Syracuse NY 13205 


           Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) is a life-changing training program which teaches participants to transform conflict through methods of non-violence. AVP also inspires participants to pass their knowledge along to others in their lives, sometimes spurring first-timers to become leaders in the movement.

AVP’s participants often include inmates, gang members, social workers, and activists. Timothy Kirkland, a leader in this first Syracuse training, is himself a former-inmate who changed his life thanks to the AVP workshops he completed while at Attica prison. 


ACTS Looking for Leaders to Say No to Violence in our Community:

ACTS' task force on Community Violence and Youth will bring the highly acclaimed AVP training to Syracuse the weekend of July 14-16. The training program is for both youth and adults. There is no cost to attend, and meals will be provided during each day of the training. Participants in this initial training session will be instrumental in shaping the future of AVP in Syracuse.


Registration is already underway and is limited to no more than 20 - 25 persons, so be sure to make your reservation today by calling the ACTS office (315-416-6363) or by calling Craig French (315-657-5869). Participants must attend all three sessions to receive the AVP certification, as they build on each other. Sign up today to become a leader in saying No to violence!


Meals Needed for Anti-Violence Training in July:


In order to make the July 14 - 16 AVP training as cost-effective as possible, so that youth and others of limited means can attend, we invite churches and individual members to help plan and prepare meals for the weekend. Three meals are scheduled: supper on Friday, lunch on Saturday, and supper on Sunday. We expect 20 - 25 persons to be involved in the training.


Even if you can't attend the training session, you can be an important part of it by helping provide food for the event. If you or your church would like to help, please contact ACTS' office manager, Liso (315-416-6363), or Craig French (315-657-5869) ASAP. Many thanks!

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