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September 08th 2016:Some Prisoners Are Tackling Violence and Winning. Can We? An Interview with Steven Gelb

Violence is something our world has too much of and many people are trying to change that. One such group is the Alternatives to Violence Project -AVP-, active in 33 U.S. states and 45 countries. It was founded by Quakers, based on their belief in our inborn potential for peace, but it’s gone beyond the Quaker community and has been picked up by many others in many venues. Is it working? Do we have an inborn potential for peace? What brings it out? On this show, we talk to Steven Gelb, a guy who has been working with AVP in the California prison system. He will share about building brotherhood

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Steven Gelb

Steven Gelb, Ph.D. was Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of San Diego until his retirement one year ago. Over time his interests focused increasingly on creating peace and building community. He founded a Peace Education certificate program, served as a credentialed, volunteer community mediator for the National Conflict Resolution Center, and practiced dialogue with the Public Conversations Project. He found his calling four years ago when he participated in an Alternatives to Violence Project prison workshop. Since then he has gone on to facilitate workshops, in both English and Spanish, in five state prisons and has developed and coordinated AVP community workshops
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