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


Note from Executive Director

FNVW grieves with Buffalo, NY and the families and friends of those killed in Saturday's mass shooting. This most recent tragedy is a reminder of the ongoing racial violence against Black people in America. As a community, we continue to stand in solidarity for racial justice.

Racist, hate-fueled domestic terrorist aren't born, they are made. White people must do all we can to interrupt White Supremacy and White Nationalism from taking root in the minds of people in our circle of influence.

Educator Shelly Tochluk shared essential information on how to interrupt White Supremacy when she was our guest on FNVW's Everyday Nonviolence Podcast. Please listen and learn more about what we as individuals, and as a community, can do.  

With Revolutionary Love, 

These resources were shared in the Interrupting White Nationalism Podcast Episode:

- Kimmel, Michael. Healing from Hate: How Young Men Get Into—and Out of—Violent Extremism.

-Reveal News. Hate in the Homeland, https://www.revealnews.org/episodes/hate-in-the-homeland/

-Saslow,Eli. Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist.


-Tenold, Vegas. Everything You Love Will Burn: Inside the Rebirth of White Nationalism in America.

-Tochluk, Shelly, and Christine Saxman. “Swastikas in the Bathroom: Connecting the Dots between White Supremacy, White Nationalism, the Alt-Right, and the Alt-Light.” Medium, https://medium.com/.../swastikas-in-the-bathroom...

-Tochluk, Shelly. Witnessing Whiteness: The Need to Talk About Race and How to Do It. 2nd ed.


Join us at the FNVW Walkathon!

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

The FNVW Walkathon fundraiser is happening this Saturday, May 21st. The Walkathon is a chance to spend quality time together while supporting FNVW's continuing nonviolent conflict resolution and peace education and advocacy programs. Come join us!

We will meet at Lake Nokomis Beach in Minneapolis and then walk around the beautiful lake together. Food, beverages, and prizes will be provided during the event. Everyone is invited to participate, regardless of whether or not you gather pledges.  
Sign up to participate at the FNVW Walkathon Website
If you haven't donated yet, we still need your support! We are only 1/2 of the way to our goal of raising $4,000 through online and check donations.
Please consider making a contribution to FNVW in support of the 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. 

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. 


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 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 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.


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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

  • Friday-Sunday, May 20-22: Virtual AVP Combo Workshop
  • Saturday, May 21: FNVW Walkathon at Lake Nokomis 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Friday, May 27: FNVW Virtual Sing Along 7:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Tuesday, May 31: People Camp Early Bird Registration Deadline

Friends for a NonViolent World
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(651) 917-0383 | info@fnvw.org

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