Table of Contents
- US, June 2017 • Young Adult Quaker’s National Gathering at Pendle Hill
- US, May 2017 • AVP/USA National Gathering
- US, May 2017 • AVP Liberation Workshop Cambridge Friends Meeting House, MA
- US, May 2017 • Jamuna visits at FPT Council Face to Face Meeting
- Norway, May 2017 • Nadine goes to Norway
- Korea • What is THAAD?
- Korea • Spring 2017 News
- Korea • Meet Youngsil Kang and Chuck Esser
- ‘Peace Pilgrimage’ to South Korea October 2015
- Stand Up for the Power of Peace: Middle East
- West Bank, Oct 2015 • A Traveling Friend Reports
- Minute approved on 2 June 2015 by the AWP Working Group
- S Korea, February 2015 • Nadine Hoover hosted an Advanced AVP Trauma Healing Workshop in Gangchon, Korea
- Middle East, 2015 May – Jun • FPT-AWP continues to explore a partnership in the Middle East
- Planned Middle East Friends Peace Team • May – June 2015
- Ireland, July 2014 • FPT-AWP Peace Team members travel to AVP International 2014!
- Middle East, 2014 May • Exploratory Peace Team
- Australia, 2014 Feb – Mar • Nadine Hoover, Sojourning Friend at Silver Wattle
- Australia, Jan 2014 • Friends Peace Teams Weekend at Silver Wattle
- Australia, March 2013 • Discernment Workshop at Silver Wattle Quaker Centre
- Middle east, 2013 Dec • Exploratory Peace Team
- Norway, July 2011 • Team Member, Terese Longva Returns Home to Terror
US, May 2017 • AVP Liberation Workshop Cambridge Friends Meeting House, MA
AVP Liberation Workshop
Cambridge Friends Meeting House, MA, USA
May 22-24, 2017
The AVP Liberation Workshop was an excellent workshop! I chose not to facilitate, since I had not participated in this workshop before. Facilitators Nadine Hoover, Sarah Mandolang and Tom Martin modeled an incredible variety of strategies, developing an incredible community with all the participants, and learning many ways to work through and reflect on an activity.
It was an amazing learning experience for me. I am enriched. What I liked best is that this experiential Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) workshop began the first day with inclusive community building, then showed how prejudice operates in daily communication among those people close to us, and then finding transforming power in everyone and every moment. We continued by exploring the dynamics of oppression and internalized oppression, how old hurts create aspirations for privilege, and how to rely on transforming power in the simplicity of direct relationships. The last day explored experimenting with relying on transforming power to guide our decisions and our lives, experiencing the liberty of conscience when act on what we know is right, and then reflecting on the whole workshop and closing.
It was quite hard for me to understand at times, but I could feel how powerful it was. I could really see how in the future, before participating in this kind of workshop, participants should learn trauma recovery and resilience tools first, so we know how to not become overwhelmed by the emotionally hard work of liberation from prejudice and oppression. Thank you.
With love and peace,