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


Be the Change in 2023
Become an FNVW Volunteer

Happy New Year from the FNVW staff team!  As we look to the year ahead, we invite you to join us in building a nonviolent world where we all can thrive. 

Friends for a NonViolent World (FNVW) is fueled by the power of volunteers. If you are looking to be a part of a team of engaged and passionate people working to make real change in 2023, we have a place for you at FNVW. 

You can use your existing skills and strengths, or develop new ones!  

FNVW's team of staff, Zetta, Leah, Samantha and Joy, are just a small part of the people power that drives FNVW's mission forward.  

FNVW is a volunteer-driven organization filled with fun and creative movers, shakers and good-troublemakers. 

We are especially seeking volunteers for the following roles: 

  • Everyday Nonviolence Podcast Producer
  • Everyday Nonviolence Podcast Editor
  • Event Planner
  • Volunteer Engagement Team Member
  • Alternatives to Violence Project Workshop Facilitator
  • Advocacy and Outreach Team Member
  • FNVW Board Member (2 Year Term)

Complete the online Volunteer Interest Form  and we'll connect with you to explore options!


Celebrate Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day with FNVW
11 am - 2 pm at Powderhorn Park in Mpls



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FNVW is an official supporter of this family friendly event dedicated to MLK's vision of equity and justice. Join us in attending this celebration!

MONDAY, JAN. 16TH, 2023
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

11:30 am - 12:30 pm  - Lunch

12:30 pm  - Artist & Activist Showcase, Featuring: Diver VanAvery, Commissioner Angela Conley, Zhané Jackson, Kashimana Ahua, & the Brass Solidarity Band

2 pm - Closing 

Enjoy performances, art activities, lunch, giveaways for kids, and more. Free and fun for all ages, the celebration will showcase local artists whose performances are dedicated to ideals of community well-being like housing and environmental justice, and the elimination of race-based disparities to honor the work and vision of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Learn more at: ppna.org/mlkcelebration


Save the Date for People Camp 2023!
August 6-12

People Camp is a unique, one week, intergenerational community living experience run by FNVW and open to all. 

At People Camp you'll discover: 

  • Shared community life and work
  • Opportunities for recreation and connection
  • Inspiring social justice themed workshops and action opportunities

3-day and 7-day camp options will be available again this year!

Check out the People Camp Guide to learn more about what People Camp is all about!

"At People Camp I enjoy time together in shared community. I enjoy the trees and creative spaces and watching my kiddos be independent and enjoying free play!" 


FNVW Events Calendar is LIVE!

We are incredibly lucky to have such a lively community that supports our vision, so we want to make it easy for you to get involved with everything we do here. We’ve added a Calendar and Upcoming Events page to the FNVW website so you can access everything that FNVW is up to these days!

Check out the new FNVW calendar at:

Through the calendar, you'll find:

  • Recurring Team and Committee Meetings
  • Events & Workshops
  • Everyday Nonviolence Podcast releases 
  • Zoom Meet-Ups & Conversations 
  • Volunteer Orientations/Trainings
  • Community Events that FNVW is Attending

Of course, that’s not all! We also have a panel next to the calendar to highlight the exciting events that we’re involved in each month. This way, you can quickly glance at the panel and click the links to find out more info! 

If you have community events that you think we might be interested in, please email joy@fnvw.org. 


New 2023-25 FNVW Strategic Plan

The FNVW Board is excited to share with you the new 2023-25 FNVW Strategic Plan. Thank you to the hundreds of people who participated in FNVW's strategic planning process last year. The energy and wisdom of our stakeholders provided invaluable insight and guidance. 

We invite you to check out the complete FNVW 2023-25 Strategic Plan which includes the five main strategic priorities named below plus the goals we've set that will put this plan in motion and move our mission forward.

We look forward to sharing more details about our vision for FNVW's future in the weeks ahead. 


FNVW's 2023-25 Strategic Priorities 

  1. Increase our revenue to allow for sustainability and growth.
  2. Unify and align our programs to strengthen FNVW’s identity and impact.
  3. Develop relationships with people and groups that do similar work in advocacy and nonviolent action to broaden our reach, increase FNVW’s visibility, and build our collective power.   
  4. Expand FNVW’s conflict transformation offerings to address and prevent violence
  5. Engage youth (under 18) and young adults (18-30) as program participants and volunteers to invest in the future.

We Choose Us Pro-Democracy Agenda Launch

Rally at the Capitol

Join FNVW at a rally and press conference with elected leaders and community leaders to support a host of measures that will protect and expand democracy in our state, including pre-registration for 16 and 17 year olds, and voting rights restoration for people on probation and parole.

We Choose Us Pro-Democracy Agenda Launch

January 17, 9:30am - 12pm
MN State Capitol Rotunda
75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Saint Paul, MN 55155

No one should have their vote taken from them. This year, we can restore the vote to over 60,000 Minnesotans who served their time in prison, but still can’t vote because they're on probation or parole. Getting reintegrated into community requires being able to participate as full members of our democracy.

This event is hosted by the We Choose Us coalition which is a multicultural, interfaith, state-wide, nonpartisan coalition of grassroots organizations, unions, and advocacy groups fighting to protect and expand multiracial democracy in Minnesota.   


Last Chance to Sign Up!
January Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) Workshop

In the context of a supportive community, you'll discover your power to build safer communities and transform conflict and frustration in your life! 

January 2023 AVP Basic, Advanced and Training For Facilitators (T4F) Combo Virtual Workshop

Thurs, Jan. 12th, 6-9pm CST, with a 30 min. break
Sat, Jan. 14th, 11am-6pm, with a 1 hour break
Thurs, Jan. 19th, 6-9pm, with a 30 min. break
Sat, Jan. 21st, 11am-6pm, with a 1 hour break

Sign up now using the  AVP-MN Combo Community Virtual Workshop - January 2023 Registration Form to guarantee your spot!


Follow FNVW on Social Media!

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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.

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 into the future!


FNVW E-Letter
January 12, 2023

Upcoming Events

  • Thursdays and Fridays, January 12, 14, 19 & 21: Virtual AVP Combo Workshop
  • Monday, January 16: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration at Powderhorn Park, 11 am - 2 pm
  • Tuesday, January 17th: We Choose Us Pro-Democracy Agenda Launch at the MN state Capitol, 9:30 am - 12 pm

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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