GOOD NEWS!   The AVP-USA national gathering in Miami, May 24-27, 2013, will be an historic event given an exciting program that will now also include a pioneer of AVP and respected civil rights leader, Rev. Dr. Bernard Lafayette, Jr. He worked closely with Dr. Martin Luther King and helped design and helped facilitate some of the first AVP workshops ever conducted.


The main conference activities will occur at Florida International University's Labor Center. However, this gathering will also happen inside a prison setting, and will include the currently incarcerated AVP community of the Homestead Correctional Institution. On Friday, May 24, a full day of activities is programmed at this prison. In addition, two other off site workshops will be offered at the Miami Friends Meetinghouse, a pre-conference Advanced AVP Discernment Workshop and a post-conference Advanced AVP Community Based Trauma Healing Workshop.

2013 AVP/USA National Gathering
MAY 24 - 27 

with a Prison Pre-Conference Event on May 24
and off site workshops May 21-23 and May 28-30 



Welcome to Miami, May 24-27, 2013!

We are a vibrant multicultural community. We embrace our diversity and consider it one of our greatest strengths and challenges. In a world which often divides us, AVP builds community. Dedicated to non-violence we look beyond our differences and come together to share our skills, knowledge and vision of hope.


Pre-Conference  Workshop

Homestead Prison , May 24

This is an opportunity to connect two different faces of the AVP community – inside and outside facilitators, and strengthen our common voice. You will experience a series of basic and advanced AVP workshop exercises facilitated by teams that include current inside facilitators and you will give them the opportunity to be part of our national gathering.

A background check will be required for all participants entering the institution; therefor registration MUST be received no later than March 30, 2013.

Keynote Speaker: On the evening of Friday, May 24, George Knox

Prof. George Knox comes to the FIU College of Law after many years of substantial contributions to the City of Miami. He was considered among the “100 Most Powerful People in Miami” by Miami Business Magazine. Professor Knox, received his J.D. from the University Of Miami School Of Law, and was the first person of African descent to join the faculty at the University of Arkansas School Of Law.