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🎙 New Everyday Nonviolence Podcast Episode 🎙

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Legacies of War  

Millions of life-threatening Unexploded Cluster Munitions and Other Ordnance (UXO) continue to hold the land of Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam hostage. Legacies of War is the only U.S.-based educational and advocacy organization dedicated to increasing awareness about the American Secret War in Laos and U.S. involvement in Southeast Asia. They are also actively engaged in securing funding for the safe removal of the remaining UXO. In this episode, Host Jarren Peterson speaks with Danae Hendrickson, Chief of Mission Advancement and Communications, about the Lao-led organization's efforts and successes. 

Danae talks about the organization's beginnings, current focus, and future plans. She also shares her personal awakening to the ongoing devastation of her mother’s homeland and commitment to action. When not combing through declassified documents, Danae enjoys cooking, hiking and bird watching with her two-year-old son. 

More information and additional resources can be found at:

Danae Henrickson, Chief of Mission Advancement and Communications at Legacies of War

This episode was hosted by Jarren Peterson Dean and produced by Charlotte Sebastian, with editing by Laurel Osterkamp and audio engineering by PJ Hoffman and Hugo Rejas. Music generously donated by  


Last Day to Register!
In-Person Alternatives to Violence Project Basic Workshop
January 26-28th


A breakout group of three recent workshop participants with AVP facilitator Collaborative Catherine.

In the context of a supportive community, you'll discover your power to build safer communities and transform conflict and frustration in your life. AVP workshops are fast paced, experiential, and life changing!  

There's a huge need for AVP in our community right now. If you've ever thought about taking an AVP workshop or becoming an AVP facilitator, now is the time to make it happen! We are especially excited to train people interested in leading AVP workshops for youth. We will be offering youth focused AVP workshops beginning in February 2024.

Register today or contact for more information!


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


Save the Date for People Camp 2024!
Registration begins Feb 1st

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 or Video 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!" 


Great Opportunity to Learn About Direct Action


Photo by Eve Gutman


Those of you who attended the George Lakey events FNVW hosted in the fall may have learned about Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT). This winter EQAT is offering a series of free online trainings on nonviolent direct action to build the people power, the skills, and the spiritual commitment for their largest mobilization yet in the Vanguard S.O.S. campaign. 

These trainings will be great for people curious about nonviolent direct action campaigning generally as well as those who will be joining EQAT in action in southeastern Pennsylvania sometime soon. They'll also be helpful for those who are already participating in collective action in spaces outside of the Vanguard S.O.S. campaign and also those who are thinking about moving their money as part of a climate campaign. You're invited to attend the full sequence of trainings for a richer experience, but you’re also welcome to join just one or a few of the sessions.  


FNVW in the Community
MLK Day Celebration at Powderhorn Park

FNVW proudly supported the 26th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. celebration hosted by the Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association (PPNA) in collaboration with the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board (MPRB). The theme was "Love is Power: the MLK Legacy in Practice." 

As we shared last week, FNVW's Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) workshops are a part of the vast legacy passed on to us by the Civil Rights Movement. Civil Rights Leader Bernard Lafayette (SNCC and CORE Freedom March activist) helped develop the first AVP workshops almost 50 years ago. The 12 Transforming Powers at the heart of AVP reflect the beliefs that guided King's nonviolent activism. AVP workshops also incorporate nonviolent strategies Civil Rights activists used when they encountered life threatening violence during direct action campaigns.

We invite you to join FNVW as we humbly strive to continue MLK's legacy today. Consider taking an AVP workshop, attending People Camp, becoming a volunteer or making a donation to FNVW!

FNVW community members Ian, Leah and Calvin Robinson and James Bradford III at last week's MLK Day celebration at Powderhorn Park in Minneapolis


Upcoming Events

Nonviolent Direct Action Online Study Group: Thursday nights, January 25th - February 29th

January AVP In-Person Basic Workshop: January 26th, 27th and 28th

People Camp Registration Opens: February 1st


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!


January 25th, 2024

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

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