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


FNVW 2023 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

In-person guests can enjoy breakfast and FNVW giveaways!


RSVP to the FNVW Annual Meeting
and get a newly designed FNVW T-Shirt!

Please use the link below to let us know if you plan to attend the annual meeting so we can plan accordingly.



FNVW 2022 Annual Report

The 2022 FNVW Annual Report is filled with inspiring examples of how FNVW championed nonviolence in 2022 and made a positive impact in people‚Äôs lives and in our community. Check it out! 

FNVW 2022 Annual Report


FNVW in the Community

Changemaker's Alliance Bodily Autonomy Event 

We represented FNVW and the Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) at the MN Women's Press Changemaker's Alliance event on Saturday, March 25th. AVP Facilitators spoke about their experience with AVP and how it addresses Gender Based Violence in our community. Maria Musachio also led a concentric circles AVP exercise for the whole group. This event was step 1 in a statewide effort to connect the dots around bodily autonomy and supporting survivors and offenders in healing toward a stronger future. Photography credit: Sarah Whiting.

David Islam and Shea Holt

Harry Greenberg and Leah Robshaw Robinson listen to an event attendee reflecting on the AVP exercise.


Tom Levi and Maria Musachio

David Islam connecting with CeMarr Peterson of The Link and another event attendee. 


 Presentation at Groveland Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

David Islam and Terry Kayser spoke at the Groveland Unitarian Universalist Fellowship on Sunday, March 26th about the ways AVP workshops help people build the capacity to find alternatives to violence.


April 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!

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

Wed, April 12, 6-9 pm CST, with a 30 min. break

Sat, April 15, 11-6 pm CST, with a 1 hour break

Wed, April 19, 6-9 pm CST, with a 30 min. break

Sat, April 22, 11-6 pm CST, with a 1 hour break

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


Alternatives to Violence Project: March 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

  • FNVW Annual Meeting: April 1st, Saturday, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Virtual AVP Combo Workshop (Wednesdays & Saturdays): April 12, 15, 19, & 22 

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 30, 2023

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

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