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AAL takes aim against violence

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A Gardnerville branch of a nationwide organization is taking aim against violence through an educational program offered to the public.

“Without Violence: Take action against violence and conflict in your life” is a new 60-minute educational program from Aid Association for Lutherans (AAL). It focuses on the problems associated with violence and conflict and offers suggestions on how to solve them.

“Without Violence” will be presented by AAL Branch 01408 of Gardnerville Sept. 18, 7 p.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1480 Douglas Ave., Gardnerville.

The program includes a video that demonstrates what people have done to reduce or control the amount of violence in their own lives, families and communities.

Adults attending this event will receive a magazine which provides a good understanding of violence and conflict, as well as practical steps to reduce them. Children attending will receive an activity book which teaches positive ways to control conflict and violence in their lives. The booklet is designed for 7- to 12-year-olds.

For more information on the AAL program “Without Violence,” contact Clark Reid at 782-8210.

AAL is one of the nation’s leading fraternal benefit societies. It offers educational programs, volunteer service opportunities and insurance products to its 1.7 million members nationwide. Organized into more than 9,000 branches, AAL members meet regularly to carry out educational, volunteer and fund-raising projects to help themselves and their communities.