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


🎙NEW Everyday Nonviolence Podcast Episode🎙

ConnextMSP: Breaking Down Hiring Barriers for Young Professionals of Color

ConnextMSP was built to ensure that young professionals of color in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul region are recruited, hired, and supported by local employers as they launch their careers.

This is a critical lever for addressing the harm caused by the racial inequities of our current economic systems, advancing inclusive economic growth, and building a 21st century workforce in our region. Join Everyday Nonviolence host Naomi Gedey as she speaks with Roshandra Brown about ConnextMSP's Talent Network.

Roshandra Brown served as the ConnextMSP Network Manager for three years prior to starting her role as the Director of Development and Scholarship Programs at the Minnesota Private College Fund in April 2023.

More information on ConnextMSP is available at connextmsp.org

ConnextMSP episode guest Roshandra Brown

This episode was hosted and produced by Naomi Gedey with audio engineering by P.J. Hoffman.
Music generously donated by Bensound.com.  


3rd Annual Rise and Remember
George Floyd Memorial Celebration
May 25 - 27


Complete Event Schedule

Organized by the George Floyd Global Memorial (GFGM), Rise and Remember exists to hold in remembrance those we have lost to the pervasive impacts of systemic racism, and to gather people to pursue racial justice and equity. Throughout Rise and Remember, GFGM will host a two-day conference, a candlelight vigil, a gala, and a festival. Their vision is that through this annual event, they can inspire people to rise to the occasion, come together in community, and build racial equity. 

FNVW staff invite the FNVW community to join us in attending the MN Justice Research Center (MNJRC) event happening at George Floyd Square on May 25th.

At this event, MNJRC will discuss: the history of policing and historic opportunities with Dr. Yohuru Williams and Dr. Michael Lansing; the work in community to shape a consent decree between the Minnesota Department of Human Rights and the Minneapolis Police Department; and engage in a facilitated conversation about how these efforts have felt and what comes next.

Three Years Later:
Community Reflections on Shaping the Consent Decree 

May 25, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
3736 Chicago Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55407

FNVW will gather at George Floyd Square at 5 pm before the MNJRC event.
Email Samantha@fnvw.org for more details or to RSVP


Register for People Camp: Caring for Our Future
Early Bird Deadline is May 31st!

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!


People Camp Workshop Sneak Peek - Part Two!

Workshops happen each morning at People Camp, offering People Campers a space to connect and grow our peacebuilding skills.

Check out one of the amazing workshops happening this year: 

Building Community Across Differences

This Diversity & Inclusion workshop will be interactive, engaging, entertaining, and relatable to different generations. Focusing on enhancing one's understanding on how to be in community with and have respect for others from different backgrounds.

James Bradford III (he/him) is a lifetime learner, parent and social justice advocate. He is currently a Saint Paul College student with Communications as a major. He is the President of the Diversity Real Saint Paul College student group and the Owner/Founder of two youth focused organizations.


27th Annual Community Peace Celebration on June 16th!

FNVW invites you to come be in company with us at the upcoming Community Peace Celebration in our neighborhood. This is an event for the whole family - all are welcome! There will games, live entertainment, food, and different activities for all ages.

Help make the 27th Community Peace Celebration safe and successful by volunteering at the event. Opportunities can be found here: CPC Volunteer Sign-up

Community Peace Celebration
Friday, June 16th 2023
2 - 6 p.m.
Western Sculpture Park
387 Marion St.
Saint Paul, MN 55103

Please let us know you are planning to attend: 
Community Peace Celebration RSVP

FNVW will be tabling at the Community Peace Celebration! We are looking for individuals who can commit 2 hours during the event to connect with the community and share FNVW’s mission, vision, and programs. If you are interested in tabling but do not feel prepared table, the office staff would love to share information about tabling with you and practice with you before the event.

Reach out to samantha@fnvw.org to express interest, request support, and ask questions. 

We look forward to seeing you there! 


 Save the Date: Walk for Peace & Justice!

September 30th at 10 a.m.

FNVW invites all groups, organizations and individuals in  Minnesota that promote nonviolence, peaceful conflict resolution and equitable justice to join us at this huge community building and fundraising event!

This event takes place on Day 10 of Twin Cities Nonviolent's annual 12 Days Free from Violence.

Our kick-off location is Brackett Park in Minneapolis. We will walk to the Lake Street/Marshall Avenue Bridge for a Hands Across the River Ceremony followed by food, music and speakers at the Danish American Center.

Learn more and register at: fnvw.org/walk4peace

Together we will uplift the vision of a world beyond violence and a culture rooted in nonviolence. 


Upcoming Events

  • Virtual AVP Combo Workshop: (Wednesdays & Saturdays): May 10, 13, 17, 20
  • Three Years Later - Community Reflections on Shaping the Consent Decree: May 25, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Early Bird Registration Deadline for People Camp: May 31
  • Community Peace Celebration: June 16, 2:00 - 6:00 PM
May calendar

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
May 18, 2023

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

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