Nonviolence in action since 1981


Goodbye Note From FNVW's
Communications and Data Specialist


Hi friends,

This is a bittersweet goodbye, as I will be transitioning out my role as your Communications and Data Specialist to pursue graduate school at the University of Southern Maine! 

I’ve had the privilege of being with FNVW for over a year now and it has been such a deeply enriching experience. FNVW not only taught me the fundamental concepts of peace work, but it showed me how to use nonviolent action to create lasting change. The AVP workshops, the Everyday Nonviolence Podcast and our many community conversation events have taught me SO much about the power that we hold individually and as one. Being involved in FNVW has broadened my scope of what I thought community could be, and although life is pushing me onto a new path, I’ll be carrying these practices with me to my next adventure. As we say – peace is an action word!

Minnesota is a kinder, gentler place because of the work that you do and it’s clear that the FNVW community will continue to do even greater things.

Thank you for everything, 
Joy Krosschell


Send a goodbye note to Joy this week at

"Joy supported every communications or data tracking project I put before her with skill and a positive attitude. This past year she took FNVW's online presence to a whole new level with her social media savvy. In addition, Joy created a whole lot of engaging content that captured the purpose and value of FNVW's work. I will miss her energy and affirming spirit. Thank you for everything, Joy!" - Leah Robshaw Robinson


🎙 New Everyday Nonviolence Podcast Episode 🎙

Available wherever you get your podcasts: 

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Kyle Tran Myhre - Creating Social Change Through the Power of Poetry

Kyle Tran Myhre (aka Guante) is a poet and activist whose work explores the relationships between narrative, power, and resistance. He’s performed at the United Nations, been a member of two National Poetry Slam championship teams, and visited countless colleges, conferences, and festivals, using spoken word and storytelling as doorways into critical dialogue.

In this episode, host Emily Roe speaks with Kyle about his work in the social justice space, discussing the importance of community, art, and engagement when working to facilitate change. 

Learn more about Kyle at
Find Kyle’s latest book at Not a Lot of Reasons to Sing, But Enough

This episode was hosted and produced by Emily Roe with audio engineering by PJ Hoffman. Music generously donated by


Poet and Activist Kyle Tran Myhre


Thank You to All Our 2023 Community Engaged Learning Students!

Each year FNVW partners with colleges and universities to provide students with community engaged learning opportunities at our organization. Students complete projects that support FNVW's mission while gaining valuable hands on experience as a part of their coursework. 

This semester, FNVW supervised four students from the University of Minnesota who accomplished some amazing things:

  • Aila Brod worked with our AVP Program Coordinator on a number of projects that helped support and promote our new AVP Workshops for youth. 
  • Hoacheng (Chase) Bai researched and identified multiple upcoming grant opportunities for FNVW. He also took an AVP an Basic Workshop and helped with preparation and follow-up of the Holiday Fair.
  • Yuzhou Gou took an AVP Basic and Advanced level workshop with plans to become one of our new AVP youth workshop facilitators in 2024!
  • Emily Roe hosted and produced an episode of FNVW's Everyday Nonviolence podcast featuring poet and activist Kyle Tran Myhre.

In-Person January AVP Workshops - New Dates!


Workshop registration is now open for individuals interested in continuing their journey towards becoming an AVP workshop facilitator. We're especially dedicated to developing our team of youth workshop facilitators. Register today!

January AVP Community Workshop
Training for Facilitators (T4F) Level 

The three day in-person workshop schedule is:  

Fri, Jan 12th, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Central Time)

Sat, Jan 13th, 10:00 am - 8:00 pm - lunch & dinner included
Sun, Jan 14th, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm - lunch included

sign up today to reserve your spot

January AVP Community Workshop
Basic Level 

The three day in-person workshop schedule is:  

Fri, Jan 26th, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Central Time)

Sat, Jan 27th, 10:00 am - 8:00 pm - lunch & dinner included
Sun, Jan 28th, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm - lunch included

sign up today to reserve your spot


Show Your Support for Peace with an End of Year Gift

There is a dire need for FNVW's violence prevention programs.

The number one cause of death among children in Minnesota is firearms.

In 2021 and 2022, suicides rates in Minnesota increased to the highest level ever recorded.

In 2022, hate crimes in Minnesota increased to 238 incidents motivated by bias.

The list goes on.

FNVW's programs offer alternatives to violence and injustice. We know through decades of work in the community and in prisons that nonviolence provides a successful foundation for lasting positive change. That is why we are courageously expanding our work to a larger scale than anything we've done before! This requires both an increased investment of volunteer time and energy as well as an increased financial investment from our community.

FNVW still needs to raise $15,000 by December 31st to cover our 2023 expenses.
This is a tremendous amount of money for a small organization like FNVW.
We can only do it with your help.

Now is the time to invest in youth. Now is the time to advocate for nonviolent solutions. Your end of year gift today of $25 or more will help FNVW meet the challenges of this pivotal moment in history.


Upcoming Events


FNVW works to promote and create peace and justice in our community by using the principles and practices of nonviolence to transform conflict and to address the root causes of violence. Your financial support will help us move our mission forward into the future!


December 21st, 2023

Friends for a NonViolent World
P.O. Box 4564  | Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104
651-917-0383 |

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