Nonviolence in action since 1981


Note from the Executive Director
Let's Get Together and Feel Alright

… One love One heart Let's get together and I'll feel alright One love One heart I tell you, let's just salsabrate  And I will feel alright Let's get together and I'll feel alright

- Bob Marley and the Wailers

I find so much truth in Bob Marley's lyrics. I am uplifted and motivated by all the passionate people in our community who are working to build a better world for all of us to enjoy. This spring, FNVW's participated in or helped organize a number of incredible community events. The photos below offer just a taste of all of the togetherness we've been experience! Read on for even more  events coming up in June. I hope to see you soon!

With Revolutionary Love, Leah

Author Garrett Bucks talking about organizing for racial justice within the white community

Small group conversations at Garrett Bucks author event

Garrett Brooks author event organizing team from SWAE, Minneapolis Friends Meeting, Comma Bookshop and FNVW

Huge thanks to Minneapolis Friends Meeting for raising funds for FNVW during the Linden Hills Garage Sale

Members of Minneapolis Friends Meeting selling baked goods at the Linden Hills Garage Sale to benefit FNVW

Sale of delicious goodies during the Linden Hills Garage sale raised over $200 for FNVW's programs

Charlotte brings visibility to FNVW at the Friends School of Minnesota Plant Sale

James and PJ tabling at the Friends School of Minnesota Plant Sale

Joan, Melvin, Abdullah and Ewu representing FNVW at the Friends School of Minnesota Plant Sale

Bodacious Brucie and Respectful Rick leading an AVP mini session for U of M student RAP Day 

FNVW staff at the MARS Summit on Developing Alternative Ways to Resolve Conflict

Youth Panel at the 2024 Hennepin County Safe Communities Summit


FNVW uses the principles and practices of nonviolence to transform conflict and to address the root causes of violence in our community. Your financial contributions move our mission forward!


George Floyd Memorial
4th Annual Rise and Remember


George Floyd Global Memorial (GFGM) and the community at George Floyd Square will host their 4th Annual Rise & Remember celebration at 38th and Chicago in Minneapolis, MN.

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. This year at Rise and Remember, we will host our annual Self-Care Fair a candlelight vigil. In the work of racial justice, sometimes we just need a reset.

Come to George Floyd Square on May 25th from 2-6 PM to receive free wellness services including bodywork, meditation, arts & crafts, mutual aid, and more! Then join us at 7:00 PM for a family-led candlelight vigil to remember George Floyd.
Email if you'd like to meet up with others from FNVW at this event!


Save the Date!
Annual FNVW Picnic on June 23rd


Mark your calendars for the annual FNVW Picnic!

Sunday, June 23, 2024
Location to be announced

11 am - 12:30 pm - All Ages
12:30 pm - 2 pm - Adults Only

We hope you'll join us as we kick off summer together as a community at this annual summer social event.

More information coming soon!


28th Annual Rondo Community Peace Celebration 
June 21, 2024

28th Annual Community Peace Celebration

June 21, 2024, 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Saint Paul, 387 Marion St, St Paul, MN 55103

Get ready to spread the love and peace at the 28th Annual Community Peace Celebration on June 21 at Western Sculpture Park! Join us for a day filled with music, dance, delicious food, and uplifting stories of peace. Save the date and let's make this year's celebration the most memorable yet!

The Community Peace Celebration was founded in response to violence that occurred in the Frogtown neighborhood of St. Paul in 1996, a traveling Peace Pole with the message “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in four languages visited 30 neighborhood sites.

In June of 1997, the first Community Peace Celebration (CPC) was held. It brought healing words from community leaders along with music and dance by local performers  - including FNVW Board Memeber John Ewu - to cultivate the meaning of Peace and a shared vision of cooperative relationships.

The CPC has evolved into a network of neighbors, community organizations, local businesses, artists and youth utilizing their superpowers for peace in one space. This powerful convening seeks to disrupt cycles of oppression, violence, and poverty through art, community health, education, youth empowerment, and reconciliation discussions. 


AVP-MN Training for Facilitators (T4F)
Intergenerational Workshop

June 1st and 2nd

All those who have completed their Basic and Advanced AVP workshops are invited to join us for this T4F workshop which will prepare you to become AVP facilitators, with a focus on youth workshop facilitation. 
This intergenerational workshop is for individuals ages 11 and older.

The two day in-person workshop schedule is:  

Saturday, June 1st, 10:00 am - 8:00 pm - lunch and dinner included
Sunday, June 2nd, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm - lunch included


Workshop Location:

Calvary Baptist Church
2608 Blaisdell Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55408

Sign up here to reserve your spot

Contact for more information!

This workshop is offered free of charge. Thank you to Hennepin County for making this possible! 
Youth participants who graduate will receive a $50 Visa gift card as a thank you!


AVP-MN AVP Youth Basic Workshop
June 20th and 21st

AVP youth participants learn to resolve conflict nonviolently in community with one another, supported by facilitators who recognize the power young people have to create lasting change. 

AVP Youth Workshops are available at no cost to participants! Meals are provided. Transportation assistance is available for those who need it. Please share this opportunity with the young people in your life.

June AVP Community Workshop for Youth
Basic Level 

The two day in-person workshop schedule is:  

Thursday, June 20th, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm - lunch included
Friday, June 21st, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm - lunch included

sign up today to reserve your spot

Youth participants ages 10-30 who return for a later workshop will receive a $50 Visa gift card as a thank you.


Register for People Camp 2024
Gathering the Community - Growing in Unity

Early Bird Discount Pricing Ends May 31st!

People Camp is a unique, one week, intergenerational community living experience run by FNVW and open to all.  

Early Bird registration begins today! Sign up now to receive up to $40 off each registration.

A 3-day camp option is available again this year.

Check out this year's Workshop and Book Club Schedule

At People Camp you'll discover: 

  • Shared community life and work
  • Opportunities for recreation and connection
  • Inspiring social justice themed workshops and action opportunities

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

"At People Camp I enjoy time together in shared community. I enjoy the trees and creative spaces and watching my kiddos be independent and enjoying free play!" 

Find out more at:


FNVW works to promote and create peace and justice in our community by using the principles and practices of nonviolence to transform conflict and to address the root causes of violence. Your financial support will help us move our mission forward into the future!


Upcoming Events

People Camp Early Bird Registration: Now - May 31st

Rise and Remember George Floyd: May 25th

June AVP Intergenerational AVP T4F Workshop: June 1st - 2nd 

AVP Youth Basic Workshop:  June 20th and 21st

Community Peace Celebration: June 21st

FNVW Annual Picnic: June 23rd


May 24th, 2024

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

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