US Speaking Tour with Focus on Nepali-Bhutanese Community

FPT-AWP is pleased to announce that Jamuna Shrestha, a social worker, counselor, and an Alternatives to Violence Project facilitator in Nepal, will be speaking this spring around the eastern United States. Jamuna has a special interest in working with the Bhutanese in Nepal and with the reports that Bhutanese refugees in the US were facing unique difficulties, FPT-AWP became interested in coordinating a trip for Jamuna to come to the US to talk about the needs of the Bhutanese community and try to reach out and visit with those resettled here.

Read more about Jamuna here.

Some of her upcoming scheduled events include facilitating a set of AVP workshops in Buffalo, NY in June and July. She will also be a facilitator at the Liberation Workshop in Cambridge, MA in May. While all these workshops are open to people of any background they will be held with special attention to Nepali – Bhutanese participants. She will also be working to make connections with the local Bhutanese communities in New York and Massachusetts.

Here are some highlights from her developing schedule:

May 20 – PeaceQuest, Wellesley MA – Speaking on The Power of Friends Peace Witness Today and Discussions on Living Our Testimonies Saying Yes to Peace and No to War
May 21 – Cambridge Friends Meeting, Cambridge MA – Speaking on The Spiritual Hospitality of Friends Peace Teams and Creating Cultures of Peace in Asia: Video, Photographs and Stories with Nadine Hoover
May 25-29 – AVP-USA, Cambridge MA
June 9-10 – Taste of Empowerment Workshop, Buffalo NY – Workshop is equivalent to the first 3 sessions of AVP
July 2-8 – Friends General Conference, Niagara NY – Power of Goodness Storytelling with Nadine Hoover
July 7-9 – Trauma Resiliency Workshop, Buffalo NY – An AVP special topic workshop

For more information about the Tour, please email