When you hear the word "violence" what comes to your mind? Murder, fighting, war, injustice, prejudice, suffering...? How do you break down the barriers to communication and self awareness? To see yourself in the "other"? "When you treat people with respect, then trust evolves. And once trust evolves, barriers fall. If I let go of my identity, I'm left with my humanity." This video highlights the work of Alternatives to Violence Project in the U.S. prison system, whose programs reduce recidivism by over 40%. However, their programs are used to create peaceful solutions to potentially violent conflict in schools, corporate settings and communities in over 50 countries around the world.