*Alternatives to Violence Project


Alternatives to Violence Project

...is an engaging and transformational community building process created in response to the Attica (prison) uprising by people incarcerated in prisons, Quakers & civil rights leaders. It is constructed of engaging interactive activities arranged in specific ways to affirm, foster interpersonal skills, share power, build trust, encourage play: invite the life experience and wisdom of each participant forward… which ultimately facilitates a deeply bonded community! The foundational concept of “Transforming Power,” something we all define for ourselves, opens us to the idea that a power is always available, to transform a moment, a dynamic... or an undervalued a life.

Enjoy Blaze Nowara's video (about 15 minutes):