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


Note from Executive Director
Preventing Gender-Based Violence


FNVW had the honor of contributing to the March 2023 issue of the Minnesota Women's Press! The issue is dedicated to defusing patriarchal violence. Our Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) workshop facilitators shared personal insights and powerful examples of AVP's positive, transformative impact in this area.

The MN Women's Press is building a grassroots network of people & organizations dedicated to preventing gender-based violence in our state.

I encourage you to join FNVW in attending their upcoming Changemakers Alliance event on March 25th where we'll continue to identify collective solutions together. Find more details later in this E-Letter.

The more connected we become, the more powerful we will be. 

With Revolutionary Love, Leah

Some of the many people in the Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) community in Minnesota.

The cover of the March 2023 issue of the Minnesota Women's Press. 

Click the link below to read the MN Women's Press article that includes the voices of four of our Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) facilitators:

Roots of Violence: A Changemakers Alliance Discussion Series

This issue features:

  • Esperanza United
  • Global Rights For Women
  • Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault
  • Violence Free Minnesota
  • Phyllis Wheatley Community Center
  • FNVW
  • AVP
  • And many more!

Pick up a copy of the March 2023 Minnesota Women's Press magazine at the FNVW office. 


People Camp Reunion Recap

Last Saturday's People Camp Reunion was a fun social time with food, music and updates on the amazing things in store for People Camp 2023: Caring for Our Future. Thanks to the People Camp Planning Committee for bringing us together. We can't wait for August 6th!


Register for People Camp

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 are available again this year!


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


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!


Changemakers Alliance Event: Bodily Autonomy

FNVW's been invited to lead an AVP mini-session at the Bodily Autonomy Event! 

What? Discuss solutions and identify collective actions we can collectively take to reduce domestic violence, rape, and sex trafficking.

When? Saturday, March 25th: 10 a.m - 3 p.m 

Where? First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis

Hosted by Changemakers Alliance, an affiliate of Minnesota Women’s Press.

For more info, visit: www.womenspress.com/upcoming-events/

Register here:
Bodily Autonomy Event Registration


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!


FNVW Annual Meeting
Saturday, April 1st
9 am - 12 pm

The FNVW Board of Directors invites you to attend FNVW's Annual Meeting! This is a special time to be together as an FNVW community to: 

  • Meet and appreciate one another
  • Celebrate our accomplishments in 2022
  • Learn about FNVW's plans for the future
  • Welcome new Board Members

FNVW Annual Meeting
Saturday, April 1st
9 am - 12 pm 
Twin Cities Friends Meeting

725 Grand Ave, St Paul, MN 55105


Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 840 8245 2330
Passcode: 894621

Breakfast and FNVW give-aways will be shared with in-person attendees!

  • Virtual AVP Combo Workshop (Thursdays & Saturdays): March 2, 4, 9, & 11 
  • Second Chance Day On the HillMarch 8th, Wednesday @ 10:30 a.m.
  • Bodily Autonomy In-Person Event: March 25th, Saturday, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
  • FNVW Annual Meeting: April 1st, Saturday, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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
March 3, 2023

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

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