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


Note from Executive Director

I invite you to enjoy the beautiful spring weather by participating in the upcoming FNVW Walkathon happening on May 21st at Lake Nokomis in Minneapolis. This is an important fundraising event for FNVW and a fabulous chance to be together.

Everyone is invited to walk, regardless of whether or not you gather pledges. The Walkathon Planning Commitee's done a phenominal job organizing this event. Come join us!

P.S. - Thanks to Kristina Catlin for getting a great press release into the Longfellow-Lake Nokomis Messenger!

Members of the Walkathon Planning Commitee hard at work (from top left): John Ewu, Leah Robshaw Robinson, Sue Fust, Maria Musachio, Kristina Catlin, ZamZam Shalle and Sebastián López. Not pictured: Colette Sandborgh, Gina Garcia Aguilar and Susan Shouse.

The FNVW Walkathon starts at Lake Nokomis Beach, 5001 Lake Nokomis Parkway W, Minneapolis, MN 55417

We will walk 2.5 miles around the lake.


Join us at the FNVW Walkathon!

FNVW Walkathon
Saturday, May 21, 2022
Minneapolis, MN
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Support alternatives to violence and champion nonviolent social change in our community by participating in the 2022 FNVW Walkathon fundraiser on May 21st!

We will walk around beautiful Lake Nokomis in Minneapolis. Food, beverages, and prizes will be provided during the event.

We are 1/4 of the way to our goal of raising $4,000  to keep moving FNVW's mission forward in 2022. We can't do it without you!

Sign up to participate at the FNVW Walkathon Website
We hope to see you at this fun community building event!
If you are not able to participate in the walkathon, please consider making a donation to FNVW in support of walkers on the FNVW Walkathon Website, through FNVW's PayPal Account, or by sending a check to FNVW, P.O. Box 4564, St. Paul, MN 55104. 

Job Opening! FNVW Volunteer Engagement Specialist

FNVW is hiring a new Part-Time Volunteer Engagement Specialist! We're looking for applicants with a belief in nonviolent social change and a desire to bring people together to build a safe and healthy community for all.

The Volunteer Engagement Specialist is responsible for recruiting, training and supporting new FNVW volunteers and student interns. They also play a key role in planning, implementing, organizing and coordinating the volunteer and community engagement opportunities that drive FNVW's mission forward. Learn more at fnvw.org/jobs. Send resume and cover letter to Leah@fnvw.org.



People Camp Reunion - New Date and Location!

Calling all People Campers! Mark your calendars for this year's People Camp Reunion. We'll be gathering at Cherokee Regional Park for a time of connection and fun. Bring a blanket or chair and a potluck dish to share. Friends are welcome! 

People Camp Reunion - Rescheduled
Saturday, May 14th

Cherokee Regional Park - 
Small Picnic Area
700 Cherokee Heights Blvd
St Paul, MN 55107

5:00 - 10:00 pm


People Camp 2022
Building a Social Change Community:
50 Years of People Camp

Early Bird Registration ends May 31st!
Register onilne: bit.ly/PeopleCampRegistration

People Camp 2022  
August 7-13th
Northern Pines Retreat Center
Park Rapids, MN

People Camp is a week-long, intergenerational  experience of cooperation, exploration and community living. People Camp provides a unique opportunity to rest and refresh your mind, body and spirit through a variety of workshops, group activities and recreation options in a camp setting.

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


May Virtual AVP Combo Workshop

AVP workshops make a difference! Hear from AVP Workshop Facilitator, "Irenic" George Griller by clicking here: "Irenic" George on Why AVP Matters

What: In the context of a supportive community, you'll discover your power to build safer communities and transform conflict and frustration in your life.

The three day workshop schedule is:

May 20, Friday 5-9pm CST, with a 30 min. break
May 21, Saturday 11-6pm CST, with a 1 hour break
May 22, Sunday 9-4pm CST, with a 1 hour break

Sign up: online using the AVP-MN Combo Community Virtual Workshop - May 2022 Registration Form now to guarantee your spot! 

Where: The entire workshop will take place via Zoom. We are happy to provide technological assistance if you have any questions about using Zoom.

Who: All are welcome to attend. No prior experience necessary. 

Cost: The suggested fee to participate in this workshop is $25 - $100. We understand that not everyone may be able to afford this, and no one is turned away due to lack of funds. 


May 2022 - 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 welcome your contributions to AVP Inside Out! Review the submission guidelines here. Please email submissions to: AVP@fnvw.org.


 FNVW 2021 Annual Report

The FNVW 2021 Annual Report is filled with inspiring examples of how FNVW championed nonviolence in 2021 and made a positive impact in people‚Äôs lives and in our community. Check it out! 

FNVW 2021 Annual Report


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Friends for a Nonviolentworld

FNVW is working hard to expand the reach and impact of our programs. Social media is a powerful way to engage more people in our work. 

We need your help to increase FNVW's visibility on social media.

Here's what you can do: 

  • Take a moment right now to follow our pages
  • Like and share our social media posts
  • Volunteer to create social media content to help tell FNVW's story and promote events.

This is a historic moment where communities are re-imagining public safety and how we live in relationship with one another. 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 in 2022!


Upcoming Events

  • Saturday, May 14: People Camp Reunion 5:00 - 10:00 pm
  • Friday-Sunday, May 20-22: AVP Combo Virtual Workshop
  • Saturday, May 21: FNVW Walkathon at Lake Nokomis 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Friends for a NonViolent World
393 N Dunlap Street Suite #450E | Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104
(651) 917-0383 | info@fnvw.org

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