Please join us as Debbie Leter, a recipient of a grant from our Anne Richan Fund, will be presenting about “The Alternatives to Violence Project in Uganda (AVP-Uganda)” which is the Ugandan chapter of the Alternatives to Violence Project, a grassroots, non-violent conflict resolution program active in the U.S. and around the world. AVP-Uganda is conducting conflict resolution and community building workshops in two refugee camps in Uganda, where there is a large population of South Sudanese refugees fleeing the civil war in South Sudan. The war in South Sudan has triggered the largest refugee crisis in Africa since the Rwandan genocide. AVP-Uganda organizes three day long experiential workshops where participants, coming from diverse ethnic backgrounds, can develop personal connections, build community trust, and start collectively healing from the wounds of war. By training South Sudanese refugees to become AVP facilitators, AVP-Uganda aims to build a sustainable community of South Sudanese peace builders in these refugee camps, who can then facilitate these workshops in local South Sudanese languages and build a grassroots peace movement.