We champion nonviolence as the foundation for effective programs and actions to promote the dignity of every human being.


Note from Executive Director
The FNVW Holiday Fair is Almost Here!

The FNVW Holiday Fair is a special opportunity to embrace the holiday spirit of peace, gratitude, giving back, and loving your neighbors. It's a craft sale and social event you won't want to miss! It's also FNVW's biggest fundraiser of the year.

A wide variety of holiday gifts, unique craft items, candles, soaps, handmade winter accessories, discounted gift cards to local businesses, used books, desserts, Quaker Treasures, Christmas trees, wreaths, delicious home-cooked meals and much, much more will be for sale at the fair. Proceeds support local artisans and FNVW's violence prevention work.

I can't wait to see you there!

With Revolutionary Love, 

Volunteer at the Holiday Fair:

A whole variety of volunteer opportunities are available. Find the one that fits you and sign up here: Volunteer Sign Up Form

Event Dates: 

Fri, Dec. 2nd: 1-9 pm
Sat, Dec. 3rd: 10 am - 4 pm 


Friends School of Minnesota
1365 Englewood Ave, St Paul, MN 55014  

Online Pre-Sale:

November 18th-27th 

FNVW Holiday Fair Online Shopping Website - coming soon!


Support FNVW during Give to the Max Day 2022
November 1st - 17th

During Give to the Max Day 2022, FNVW needs to raise $5,000 to continue engaging members of our community in conflict transformation and nonviolence trainings, workshops and actions.

Please encourage your friends and family to support FNVW's work this Give to the Max Day!

Because the need for FNVW's programs is so great, Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) - USA has agreed to match donations to FNVW up to $1,000. Your support today will help us bring new people into our AVP - MN program as workshop participants and facilitators. Together we can build the healthy, safe, nonviolent communities we all need to thrive!

You can also mail a check payable to FNVW to: 

P.O. Box 4564
St. Paul, MN 55104

Please put "GTMD 22" in the memo line. 

Early Giving Starts November 1st! 

Each gift you make to FNVW between Nov. 1st - 17th enters us to win a Golden Ticket through a random chance drawing. $500 Golden Tickets will be awarded each day during Early Giving, and prizes will be awarded every 15 minutes all day long during Give to the Max Day on November 17!

Thank you for your early giving support of FNVW on Give To the Max Day!


Job Opening! FNVW Volunteer Engagement Specialist

The dynamic Volunteer Engagement Specialist role develops opportunities for volunteers to be deeply engaged in every facet of FNVW's work. This part-time position helps grow FNVW's capacity and impact by recruiting, training and supporting new FNVW volunteers and student interns. They also play a key role in planning, implementing, organizing and coordinating the volunteer and community engagement opportunities that drive FNVW's mission forward. FNVW is eager to hire that special person who can build on the organization’s strong volunteer program and help it realize its full potential. 

Send resume and cover letter to Leah Robshaw Robinson at leah@fnvw.org.  Please put “Application for Volunteer Engagement Specialist” in email subject line. Position open until filled. Learn more at fnvw.org/jobs

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Hands for Peace Intergenerational Art Project

This fall, FNVW received a grant from the Hamline Midway Coalition to organize a collaborative event with students from the Friends School of Minnesota and seniors who live at the nearby Hamline Hi-Rise. 

On the mornings of November 15th and 22nd, FNVW will be facilitating an intergenerational art project that explores ways we can use our hands to build peace in our community.

Everyone is excited about this collaboration and the possibilities it holds!

Would you like to join us? Contact donna@fnvw.org for details and to sign up.


November 2022 - AVP Inside Out Newsletter

The AVP Inside Out Newsletter publication provides an opportunity for members of the Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) community, inside and outside correctional facilities, to connect with one another about the effects of violence on us all and the strategies we use to transform the violence in our lives and communities.

Click on the links below to read the past two issues.

We welcome your contributions to AVP Inside Out! Review the submission guidelines here. Please email submissions to: AVP@fnvw.org.


New Episode of FNVW's Everyday Nonviolence Podcast!

WOMEN’S ADVOCATES: Breaking the Cycle of Domestic Violence

In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we are highlighting the work of St. Paul-based Women’s Advocates, which has been providing shelter and other services for victim-survivors of domestic violence for 50 years. Women's Advocates uses the tools of "radical hospitality, advocacy and collective action" to work towards a community free from violence, where all are safe and can live productive and healthy lives. 

In this episode, Jarren Peterson Dean speaks with three staff members: Mary Beth Becker-Lauth, Community Education and Outreach Manager; Roxy Walker, Manager of Shelter Advocacy; and Executive Director, Estelle Brouwer to learn more about domestic violence and how Women's Advocates helps break the cycle of abuse.

This episode was hosted by Jarren Peterson Dean and produced by Charlotte Sebastian, with audio engineering by P.J. Hoffman.

Pictured from left-right: Estelle Brouwer, Roxy Walker, Mary Beth Becker-Lauth

Further information about Women's Advocates is available on their website: wadvocates.org.
The annual report on homicides related to relationship abuse produced by Violence Free Minnesota can be found here: vfmn.org.

After listening, please consider sharing with your networks on your social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.) Include a few sentences about what you liked or learned along with a link to the episode.


Volunteer at the FNVW Holiday Fair!

The 2022 FNVW Holiday Fair

Friday, December 2nd,1-9 pm
Saturday, December 3rd,10 am - 4 pm

The Friends School of Minnesota
1365 Englewood Ave, St. Paul, MN 55104

Kickoff the Holiday Season by volunteering at FNVW's biggest fundraising and social event of the year!


  • Meet others who share the same values about peace and justice.
  • Help raise money for FNVW by doing things you already love.
  • Support FNVW’s violence prevention and nonviolent social change work.
  • Get your holiday shopping in after your shift ends.
  • Participate in activities, crafts, games and socializing.
  • Have fun with your friends and family by inviting them to volunteer with you!

Request for Items to Sell at the FNVW Holiday Fair

The snow might not yet be in the air, but planning is underway for the 2022 FNVW Holiday Fair Fundraiser and Social Event!  

FNVW would love your assistance gathering the following items to sell at the Holiday Fair:

  • Handmade crafts
  • Donated services
  • Used books
  • Quaker Treasures
  • Desserts
  • Donated items from local business

Sign up here to help: 
FNVW Holiday Fair Donations Form


Follow FNVW on Social Media!

Like FNVW's facebook page and share our posts:  

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Friends for a Nonviolentworld

FNVW is working hard to expand the reach and impact of our programs. Social media is a powerful way to engage more people in our work. 

We need your help to increase FNVW's visibility on social media.

Here's what you can do: 

  • Take a moment right now to follow our pages
  • Like and share our social media posts
  • Volunteer to create social media content to help tell FNVW's story and promote events.

This is a historic moment where communities are re-imagining public safety and how we live in relationship with one another. Now is the time to support the principles and practices of nonviolence that FNVW's programs champion. Your financial support will help us move our mission forward in 2022!


FNVW E-Letter
November 10, 2022

Upcoming Events

  • Tues, Nov. 15th and 22nd: Hands4Peace Intergenerational Art Project
  • Nov. 18-17: FNVW Holiday Fair Online Pre-Sale
  • Friday-Saturday, Dec. 2-3: FNVW Holiday Fair

Friends for a NonViolent World
393 N Dunlap Street Suite #450E | Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104
(651) 917-0383 | info@fnvw.org

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