Saturday, August 6, 2011

Alternatives to Violence Project on NPR

Peace Talks Radio, the anchor program of Good Radio Shows, Inc., recently devoted a one-hour program to the Alternatives to Violence Project. The segment features interviews with former inmates James Alexander and Carl Irons, and with Pat Hardy, director of AVP California. The program will be sent to more than 150 affiliate radio stations throughout the country (the station list is at http://www.goodradioshows.org/stations.htm).

The Alternatives to Violence Project is a volunteer organization that offers workshops on conflict transformation and nonviolence in prisons and conflict zones across the US and around the world. In AVP workshops, civilians and incarcerated people learn together.

For more on this organization, read Wendy Jason's excellent piece (in which I am quoted) for Change.org:
http://criminaljustice.change.org/blog/view/the_alternatives_to_violence_project_a_path_towards_peace