Saturday, April 11, 6:30pm, Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) Benefit Concert, with John Scardina and Friends

AVP Benefit Concert

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You are invited to join an evening of food and song as a benefit for Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) peace programs in El Salvador. Visiting Quaker, John Scardina, will sing and entertain us. Sponsored by P&SC Committee.

For John Scardina, AVP in El Salvador is an expression of his Quaker values. For many Salvadorans, AVP is a matter of life and death. Without additional funding, this life giving program will have to shut itself down.

John Scardina and Friends will perform a mixture of musical numbers from Nina Simone to Mumford and Sons. “We play whenever we can,” John said, describing the band’s music as “alternative folk rock.”

AVP is an international organization of volunteers who teach and practice non-violent conflict resolution, particularly in prisons.

Today, El Salvador continues to reel from decades of violence and poverty caused largely by American interference. Many people, even in tiny villages, experience murder and live with trauma. AVP El Salvador works with gangs, former prostitutes and juvenile delinquents.

Please come and celebrate with an evening of music and food and help AVP continue their work in El Salvador.

Suggested donation $25 (dinner & music) — Children free
RSVP appreciated — minga@thebornes.org • 617.354.3808