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


FNVW's Getting Involved! 
Be a Part of the Action


Second Chance Day on the Hill: March 8th

FNVW will be at the MN State Capitol with over 60 other organizations to support second chances for individuals impacted by the criminal legal system. 

Get inspired, take action, and make a change with FNVW @

Second Chance
Day on the Hill 

RSVP using this link by March 1st and get a t-shirt! 



Press conference at 9:30 a.m.

Rally at 10:30 a.m.

Visits with legislators at noon

Contact Samantha@fnvw.org for more information!


Volunteer at the Friends School Plant Sale in May!

Come volunteer with us at the Friends School Plant Sale! We're signed up for the set up crew on May 9th, but there are many other positions waiting to be filled.

The Friends School of MN generously hosted the FNVW Holiday Fair the past two years. This is our chance to support their fundraising event!

Volunteer Registration: https://friendsschoolofminnesota.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/  

Make sure to stop by this year's Friends School Plant Sale happening May 12th - 14th!


Join us at the People Camp Reunion on Saturday!

Let's gather for the 2023 People Camp Reunion, where you'll reconnect with those that have been to People Camp before and meet new people who are interested in going. 

ALL are welcome. Bring friends, family, and a potluck dish to share!

  • When? Saturday, February 25th 
  • What Time? 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 
  • Where? Twin Cities Friends Meeting
    1725 Grand Ave, St Paul, MN 55105

Visit our Facebook Page Event to let us know you're going! 


Meet Our New Community Engaged Learning Students! 

Part Two

Each semester, Friends for a NonViolent World (FNVW) partners with colleges and universities
to engage students in our nonviolent social change work. Community Engaged Learning Students
at FNVW develop skills in community engagement, advocacy, and organizing. In turn, these students bring passion, energy and insights into FNVW's work.


My name is Naomi Gedey and I am a senior at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. I am studying Sociology of Law, Criminology and Justice with an Applied Business Certification. I am currently a Treasurer for African Student Association and a Community Advisor over at Middlebrook Hall. All my life I’ve been a leader to my community and peers. I advocate for justice whenever I notice anything feeling unjust. My initial goal when I get older is to help people like me and who are experiencing any discrimination in any environment. I just want to make a change in the world one day.


Hello there! My name is Iman Shukri, I am a senior at the University of Minnesota. My degree is the Sociology of Law, Criminology, and Justice, with a minor in Creative Writing. I am also a licensed real estate agent. I enjoy reading and I am currently working on a novel with a close friend of mine. I am interested in criminology as a field of work and want to absorb as much as I can. In 2020 at the very start of the pandemic, I was the victim of a violent crime and have become thoroughly engaged by different crime initiatives and have been waiting for an opportunity to get involved. I hope to learn more about restorative justice and what that means for myself here at Friends for a NonViolent World!


My name is Bianca Corral. I am an undergraduate social work junior in St. Catherine University. I plan on getting my Masters at the University of Minnesota to work independently with military soldier members in the mental health field. I am pursuing social work to advocate for local issues and represent communities in Minnesota. I have a passion for seeking challenges that can help me grow to become better in my work. I love to do research to help understand the world around me. I chose to volunteer at FNVW to learn about their mission and to seek experience and skills in my profession.


Register for People Camp 2023

People camp 2022

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

Early birds who sign up before May 31st save $40 per weekly adult registration

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 you'll discover: 

Opportunities for recreation and connection.

Inspiring social justice themed workshops and action opportunities.

Music time at people camp 22

Shared community life and work.


Become an FNVW Board Member


With our 2023-25 Strategic Plan in place, FNVW is boldly moving forward as an organization. You are invited to be a part of the action by joining the FNVW Board of Directors!

The Board keeps FNVW focused on our mission and provides organizational leadership and oversight. It's a fun and creative team. 

This is a time when we are all called to stretch ourselves to use our gifts to their fullest capacity. Our future depends on it! Maybe the FNVW Board is just the place for you to be the change you wish to see in the world...


Next Week's Virtual Alternatives to Violence Project 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. AVP workshops are experiential and life changing!

AVP, Alternatives to Violence Project logo

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

Thurs, 3/2, 6-9pm CST (30 min. break)
Sat, 3/4, 11am-6pm (1 hour break)
Thurs, 3/9, 6-9pm (30 min. break) 
Sat, 3/11, 11am-6pm (1 hour break)

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

Let us know you're attending through our Facebook Event!


Upcoming Events

  • People Camp Reunion! Saturday, February 25th, 4:30 - 8:30 p.m. (In-person)

  • Next Virtual AVP Combo Workshop: Thursdays & Saturdays, March 2, 4, 9, & 11 

Check out the new FNVW calendar at: fnvw.org/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
February 23, 2023

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

Follow Us

Having trouble viewing this email? View it in your web browser

Unsubscribe or Manage Your Preferences