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AVP California Fall Facilitators Gathering

October 20, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - October 22, 2017 @ 12:00 pm

Affirming Ourselves, Affirming Others

Want to come earlier to enjoy the natural beauty of Camp Ocean Pines? If you want to spend Friday at the beach or exploring the area, there is an option for early arrival (Thursday night).

Download registration form here!

Key Note Speaker: Watani Stiner, AVP Facilitator

Watani Stiner went to prison in 1969 after two Black Panthers were shot and killed at UCLA by a member of another revolutionary Black Power group called Us, of which Watani was a part. Watani and his brother were sentenced to life in prison although neither of them had taken part in the killings. Five years later, he escaped from San Quentin and fled to South America, where he lived in exile for twenty years and raised 7 children. In 1994, concerned for the safety and welfare of his children, Watani voluntarily walked into the U.S. Embassy in the country of Suriname and negotiated his surrender. Watani took his first Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) workshop at San Quentin State Prison in 1998. During his 21 more years of incarceration, he continued to work with this project and facilitated many workshops. He was released in 2015, and continues to share his personal story of reconciliation and advocate for Restorative Justice.


Friday, October 20
4 pm - Check in
5:30 – 6:30 pm - Dinner
6:30 – 9 pm - Evening Sharing

Saturday, October 21, 9 am – 6 pm
Program, Presentations, Sharing and Break Out Sessions

Sunday, October 22, 9 am – Noon
Program, Annual Meeting and Closing Ceremony

Bring: Your bedding (sleeping bag or sheets & blankets), pillow, towel. Comfortable clothes with layers.
Willingness to laugh & share stories with cabin-mates.

Sleeping: Bunk beds (10) in cabins, tenting or your RV included in registration fees.
Nice off-site options for the bunk-bed-or-ground-averse; please note, however, we can only offer $5 off your registration due to the camp’s pricing structure. Check (www.tripadvisor.com > Cambria) for reviews of hotels, motels, and B&Bs.

For more information: www.campoceanpines.org

f you can’t come. . .consider helping us send someone who can’t afford it.

FINAL DEADLINE to register: Friday, October 6, 2017


October 20, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
October 22, 2017 @ 12:00 pm


AVP California
800 905 6765


Camp Ocean Pines
1473 Randall Dr
Cambria, CA 93428 United States
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