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


Note from Executive Director
The Power of People Camp

My heart is heavy this week. Continued police brutality, such as the fatal beating of Tyre Nichols in Memphis, and the ongoing mass shooting epidemic are two examples of how our culture is literally killing us. When I think about the country my children, our children, are inheriting tears spring to my eyes. It doesn't have to be this way. Another world is possible. 

FNVW's People Camp is an intentional living experience where, for one week, we have the opportunity to experiment with alternative ways of being in community together - ways that are rooted in equity, generosity,  and a collective investment in one another's well being. It's a special place for kids and adults alike to grow our skills for being in right relationship with each other and all of creation.

Everyone is welcome to be a part of the People Camp community. I encourage you to discover the power of People Camp for yourself summer!

With Revolutionary Love, 


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

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Shared community life and work


Interning at FNVW - Reflections from Zetta Thurow

"I recommend interning here because I am surrounded by people who genuinely care about my success. They allow me to take charge of my own learning and the things that I want to get out of this internship.”

- Zetta Thurow, FNVW Social Work Intern 2022-23

"I am excited about the spring semester because once I am AVP certified we will find a way for me to apply those skills I've learned by facilitating or co-facilitating workshops either in schools or prisons. This will translate into the work that I want to do with youth once I graduate.”

“My time here as an intern has been so fulfilling, I have grown in invaluable ways in these past few months with FNVW. I have gained so many new skills that will propel me in the future such as time management, professional communication, keeping track of volunteers, managing databases, learning how to conduct interviews, how to coordinate events, learning how to communicate better with people from different generations and cultural backgrounds and all of the amazing skills that I'm learning from taking AVP workshops."


Join us at the 2023 People Camp Reunion!

The People Camp Reunion is here! This a time of connection and fun — you can meet up with those that have joined us at People Camp before, or you can bring friends that are interested in learning more. 

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

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...


March 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, with a 30 min. break
Sat, 3/4, 11am-6pm, with a 1 hour break
Thurs, 3/9, 6-9pm, with a 30 min. break
Sat, 3/11, 11am-6pm, with a 1 hour break

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


February 2023 - 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 are seeking submissions for future issues! Review the submission guidelines here and email submissions to: AVP@fnvw.org.


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 2, 2023

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

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