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RCNV is HIRING: JOB OPENING: Program Staff/ Project ReGeneration & Nonviolence Training

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RCNV is Hiring! We’re looking for a dynamic,  self-motivated person to focus on outreach to youth and young adults in SC County and inspire them to change the world!  Applications accepted until June 3, 2016

See PDF job announcement link, or see text below:

5.24.16. PROGRAM STAFF Project ReGeneration, Nonviolence Ed. -Trainng jobAnnouncement

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Resource Center for Nonviolence JOB OPENING

Position: Program Staff: Project ReGeneration / Nonviolence Education & Training

The Resource Center for Nonviolence seeks a new staff person to work in a collaborative team of 4 half-time staff members. Emphasis: Project ReGeneration coordination– inspiring the next generation of activists, and Nonviolence Education & Training. The position is half time, 23 hours per week, paying $15 per hour. The person hired for this position will use a variety of interpersonal and communication skills to further the mission of the Resource Center for Nonviolence with youth and young adults. The Center has an egalitarian structure; work hours are flexible and coordinated with co-workers.

TO APPLY:  The deadline for applications is FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2016.  Email a PDF of your resume and cover letter to rcnvhire@gmail.com  . In addition, respond to these questions: 1.What is your philosophy and practice of nonviolence? 2. Outline the skills and experience you would bring to this position. 3. How did you hear about this position?

POSITION:  Program Staff: Project ReGeneration / Nonviolence Education & Training

EMPLOYER: Resource Center for Nonviolence/Eschaton Foundation

612 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA  95060   831- 423-1626     rcnv.org

PROGRAM RESPONSIBILITIES: (16-18 hours per week)

1.     Project ReGeneration Coordination

Work with diverse groups that involve young people in social issues, activism and empowerment throughout Santa Cruz County; Organize and support community building and nonviolence education activities that prioritize youth and young adult participation; Build alliances among diverse youth activists and groups; Maintain and expand ReGeneration contact lists and integrate these with other RCNV lists; With other staff, maintain a webpage and Facebook page; Invite and encourage young adult participation in other RCNV programs; Seek and involve interns and volunteers in Project ReGeneration activities.

 

2.  Nonviolence Education

Speak in public forums and classrooms and youth groups about nonviolent social change; Support public programs organized by other RCNV staff; Learn nonviolence training methods such as Kingian Nonviolence, Engage, or similar methods; Develop and implement collaborative, participatory, and action-oriented nonviolence/social justice trainings and workshops for youth and all ages.

 

3.  Community Engagement

Participate in community efforts that prevent violence and develop community and nonviolence among youth, such as the Youth Violence Prevention Task Force; Connect with groups engaged in political struggle and nonviolent direct action in Santa Cruz County and local region.

 

4.  Fundraising

Take primary responsibility to write the annual grant that funds this position, and seek other grant sources to augment and complement that funding; Organize other fundraising activities to support Project ReGeneration; Coordinate one major RCNV fundraising project each year.

 

ORGANIZATIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: (5-7 hours per week)

All staff will:

  • Commit to nonviolence and the mission of the Resource Center for Nonviolence.
  • Maintain regular office hours.
  • Actively participate in staff and Steering Committee meetings and retreats, RCNV programs, and special projects. Representation on sub-committees will be divided among staff.
  • Actively participate in fundraising for RCNV’s budget and operations.
  • Coordinate one major fundraising event and letter per year.
  • Update and maintain relevant areas of RCNV website
  • Commit to a mutually supportive and collegial working relationship with other staff and volunteers.
  • Maintain clear and regular communication with all staff.

 

NOTE: The first 3 months will include orientation to RCNV and training in Kingian Nonviolence or other nonviolence methods. 

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Commitment to nonviolence and core values of the Resource Center for Nonviolence
  • Fluency in Spanish a plus
  • Team member who is committed to consensus decision-making and shared responsibilities
  • Familiarity with nonviolence and compatible methods of community organizing
  • Demonstrated follow-through with responsibilities
  • Experience with nonviolence training methods a plus
  • Experience with non-profit or other organization a plus
  • Experience working or living with diverse persons or communities
  • Excellent social media and web skills, including WordPress,YouTube, Fb, Forums, Instagram, etc.
  • Excellent writing, editing and interpersonal communication skills
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Flexible availability
  • Some college experience
  • One year’s work experience
  • At least one year commitment
  • Access to a car or other personal transportation will be needed.

TO APPLY:

Send a PDF of your resume and cover letter. In addition, respond to these questions: 1.What is your philosophy and practice of nonviolence? 2. Outline the skills and experience you would bring to this position. 3. How did you hear about this position?

SEND TO: rcnvhire@gmail.com          The deadline for applications is Friday, June 3, 2016

Resource Center for Nonviolence, 612 Ocean St., Santa Cruz, CA  95060             831. 423.1626                       rcnv.org

Bob Fitch -A Life Well-Lived – Presenté!

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Bob Fitch Portrait RGB 2x 200jThe world lost an amazing organizer, Bob Fitch,  on Friday, April 29, 2016. Bob was 76. Below is a brief snapshot of Bob’s activism with the Resource Center for Nonviolence. For more about Bob, his life and photos, see BobFitchphoto.com    A memorial for Bob will be held on Friday, May 27, 2:00PM at Peace United Church of Christ, 900 High St., Santa Cruz, CA followed by a potluck reception. To volunteer at the event, or for more information, contact RCNV: 831-423-1626.

 

 

 

Obituary written by Bob: Santa Cruz Sentinel 5/3/16:  http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/santacruzsentinel/obituary.aspx?n=robert-dewitt-fitch-bob&pid=179857270&fhid=24160

New York Times Obituary: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/04/arts/bob-fitch-photojournalist-of-civil-rights-era-dies-at-76.html

Santa Cruz Sentinel Story about Bob 5/3/16:  http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/obituaries/20160502/bob-fitch-1937-2016-progressive-activist-chronicled-historical-movements-as-a-participant-and-observer

Link to 2002 audio interview with Bob Fitch by John Malkin on his radio program “the Great Leap Forward” http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/86507

A lifelong labor and workers rights activist, Bob Fitch had a stellar career as a photojournalist and was a low-income housing organizer with the state of California for a decade before joining the Resource Center for Nonviolence staff. He served on RCNV’s staff from 1999 – 2006.  Bob first connected with RCNV co-founder Scott Kennedy at UC Santa Barbara in the 1970′s. Bob continued as a volunteer after 2006. He was the Resource Center’s Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator, but also organized many key programs, assisted with fundraising, and documented RCNV events with his photos. Bob lived upstairs at the Resource Center for several years and served as the unofficial on-site host and chief mischief maker. He was a mentor to countless young people and a role model for us all.

Bob described himself in a 1999 Resource Center for Nonviolence document “as a community organizer, photojournalist, labor union activist, and low-income housing developer. Bob has contributed over 40 years of work to various local and nation-wide campaigns for peace and social justice. A singer and writer for folk songs, Bob draws from movement and personal history to bring down to earth and spirited music to numerous RCNV meetings and events.”

Bob was an impressive organizer. He set up RCNV’s website, streamlined and perfected RCNV’s outreach and media connections, and pushed us all to be better activists. He was active with the Center’s GI Rights Hotline (DAMIT- Draft and Military Information Team) where counselors provide alternatives to the military. He was instrumental in bringing the Santa Cruz City School’s Opt-In program to high schools, so that students had to request to be contacted by military recruiters instead of their info being automatically sent. This program was replicated nationwide.

Bob played a lead role in RCNV organizing efforts. Here are only a very few: 1999- Congressman Ron Dellums; 2002 Congresswoman Barbara Lee (the sole vote against the US War in Afghanistan); the Santa Cruz Living Wage Coalition; the Million Mom March; the Santa Cruz Peace Coalition…. The list could go on and on.

Bob participated in an Interfaith Peace Builders delegation to Israel and Palestine in 2001 led by Scott Kennedy. He brought a big heart, a hearty laugh, humor and music to RCNV events.

A few quotes from Bob:

1999:  “In 1966, a white civil rights worker was thrown in jail in a rural Alabama town. To his surprise and enlightenment, he was bailed out by local citizens – three Afro American families used their farms as security for his bail! That worker was me. Those committed and generous farm families, and other working families like them, are my heroes, my role models. The farmers and their families were not Civil Rights movement public all-stars. They were not featured and profiled in the daily papers and on TV. Nevertheless, they were the source and sustenance of the Black Civil rights movement. ….

Successful organizing requires shrewd tacticians, articulate spokes-people and focused workers. But I also know from study and experience that successful social struggle requires the participation and support of the people who will live that struggle in their daily learning, job, family and community. ”

July, 2002: “I have known and connected with the Resource Center for Nonviolence since its incubation days in Santa Barbara. Having worked with various peace and justice organizations throughout this state and nation for 45 years, my experience affirms what Barbara Lee said is accurate — for 25 years RCNV has been an unusually enduring and potent community-based organization striving to continually develop and empower current and future peacemakers.”

Bob generously donated the photographs for five Resource Center for Nonviolence Posters with proceeds benefitting RCNV: Iconic photographs of Martin Luther King, Jr., Cesar Chavez, Catholic Worker Dorothy Day, Pete Seeger During his tenure at RCNV, Bob also reinvigorated his interest in photojournalism by documenting local peace & justice actions and special projects in Vietnam (Friendship Village), Brazil (alcohol fuel), Sri Lanka (International Peaceforce) the 2006 241 mile Guerrero Azteca Tijuana-to-San Francisco march with Fernando Suarez del Solar, Camilo Mejia and Pablo Paredes.

Bob proudly led a life well-lived and truly made a difference. He acted on his beliefs and moved the world to a more just and nonviolent place. 

We will all miss him.  Bob would say:  ”Hugs to all! Make mischief!”

Bob Fitch, !presenté!

November 2- December 17: ENDURING POWER: the Middle Eastern and Iranian Woman’s Story– Photography Exhibit and Film Series–

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2.5x3.5 50dpi WomanWTattoo Hamideh Zolfaghari photoTHANK YOU TO ALL who attended the 12/4/15 First Friday reception and films. We had an enthusiastic turnout. People appreciated seeing the exhibit, the films, and hearing Tata Monfared speak about the exhibit. Join us on Human Rights Day, Thursday, December 10, for the final film in our series, And see the exhibit too! Details below…

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Enduring Power: the Middle Eastern and Iranian Woman’s Story

–A Photography Exhibit and Film Series –

November 2 – December 17, 2015

AT:  Resource Center for Nonviolence, 612 Ocean St., Santa Cruz.

Extended Exhibit HOURS: M-F noon – 4p.m. Sundays, 2-4PM or by appointment, 831-423-1626

Sponsored by the Resource Center for Nonviolence and Senses Cultural

We invite you to See the ENDURING POWER Photography Exhibit and Watch the Films…

The  ENDURING POWER exhibit, curated by Sina Araghi, images represent a wide range of experiences, aspirations, fears and realities of Middle Eastern and Iranian women from Yemen, Egypt, Bahrain, Iran and Kuwait.  A collection of work from several female photographers of Middle Eastern backgrounds, Enduring Power shows an intimate and unique perspective of an otherwise private world to the American audience.

These women are empowering themselves – against all obstacles.  They are not weak or afraid.  They are powerful and energized.… Let their stories be heard.”— Sina Araghi, curator.

 

Enduring Power FILM SERIES:  In honor of the 5th anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325, recognizing women’s critical role in peacebuilding, and International Human Rights Day, the ENDURING POWER FILM SERIES profiles courageous women in these regions, breaking barriers, and working for justice and peace in the midst of war.

*Thursday, December 10:  Trials of Spring  Feature- length Film about the strength of Egyptian women. When Hend Nafea travels from her village to Cairo to add her voice to the thousands of Egyptians demanding an end to 60 years of military rule, she is arrested, beaten, and tortured by security forces and later punished and imprisoned by her family for daring to speak out. Unbreakable, she sets out in a search for freedom and social justice. Shown in honor of International Human Rights Day, December 10.

*Tuesday, December 1, 7:30PMINTO THE SEA- film. Setting: Baluchistan, IRAN. Irish champion surfer Easkey Britton is joined by two pioneering Iranian sports women who use surfing as a tool for empowerment, self-expression, and bridging barriers.

*FIRST FRIDAY- Enduring Power Exhibit Reception & Film Screenings:  EnduringPower.FirstFriday flier:  Friday, December 4, 6:00 – 9:00PM at RCNV, 612 Ocean St., Santa Cruz.  Two showings at 6:00 & 8:00PM of several short films: The TRIALS of SPRING Nine courageous women fighting for peace in a state of war in Yemen, Egypt, Bahrain, Libya, Tunisia and Syria.  At 7:00PM, Tata Monfared, Founder and CEO of Senses Cultural, Sacramento, California, will speak about the exhibit. Light refreshments will be provided.

 

Senses Cultural, Sacramento,  CA, and the Resource Center for Nonviolence are collaborating on Senses Cultural’s traveling photography exhibition, Enduring Power: the Middle Eastern and Iranian Woman’s Story. Co-sponsors (list in Formation): WILPF Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz United Nations Association

See Overview of ENDURING POWER Exhibit and Film Series

Enduring Power FILM SERIES at RCNV: *  Tuesday, December 1, 7:30PM: INTO THE SEA: PDF- Into the Sea flyer  - setting: Baluchistan, IRAN. Irish champion surfer Easkey Britton is joined by two pioneering Iranian sports women who use surfing as a tool for empowerment, self-expression, and bridging barriers. * Friday, December 4See First Friday info below or PDF: FLIER EnduringPower.FirstFriday .   *Thursday, December 10, 7:30PM:  PDF- DEC. 10 Trials of Spring flyer feature length film about the strength of Egyptian women. When Hend Nafea travels from her village to Cairo to add her voice to the thousands of Egyptians demanding an end to 60 years of military rule, she is arrested, beaten, and tortured by security forces and later punished and imprisoned by her family for daring to speak out. Unbreakable, she sets out in a search for freedom and social justice. Shown in honor of International Human Rights Day.

First Friday Exhibit Reception & Film Screenings, December 4:   FLIER EnduringPower.FirstFriday 

Please join us for the DECEMBER 4 FIRST FRIDAY EXHIBIT RECEPTION & FILM SCREENINGS, 6-9p.m. –  See the Enduring Power exhibit; Two showings of several short films at 6:00 and 8:00PM: View The Trials of Spring profiles amazing and courageous women. The TRIALS of SPRING: Three years. Six short films. Nine women fighting for peace in a state of war in Yemen, Egypt, Bahrain, Libya, Tunisia and Syria. These films tell the story of women on the front lines of the Arab Uprisings in their countries.  See DETAILS about The TRIALS of SPRING short Films.

7:00PM: Hear Tata Monfared, Founder and CEO of Senses Cultural, Sacramento, speak about the exhibit.

Light refreshments will be served. 

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“Peering behind the veil and headscarves to reveal real individuals is a delicate but necessary boundary to push. These photographs speak of the greater issues of identity and resilience, and the strength of women within these regions. Their sense of identity has not been erased by culture or governments…  These women are empowering themselves – against all obstacles – through their own will. A clear defiance and a sense of individuality is present. They are not weak or afraid. They are powerful and energized. They command your attention and your interest. Let their stories be heard.” — Sina Araghi, curator of Enduring Power

Enduring Power: the Middle Eastern and Iranian Woman’s Story Photography Exhibit  includes photographers Laura Boushnak, Haga Sobeea, Razan Alzayani, Hamideh Zolfaghari, Boushra Y. Almutawakel, and Sara Sasani.

See photographer biographies/photos: Enduring Power ARTIST BIOS

Co-sponsors: WILPF Santa Cruz, United Nations Association, Palestine-Israel Action Committee

 

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See interview with Anita Heckman about the partnership between Senses Cultural and RCNV:  http://sensescultural.org/2015/07/02/a-new-collaboration-with-rcnv/

AnitaHeckman, Tata Monfared, director of Senses Cultural, and Peter Klotz-Chamberlin at RCNV in February, 2015

Anita Heckman, Tata Monfared, Founder and CEO of Senses Cultural, Sacramento, and Peter Klotz-Chamberlin at RCNV in February, 2015

November – December 31, 2015– ENTWINED: an Exhibit of Anita Heckman’s Monotypes

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SMALL Infinitree - Townsend's Warbler LowRes72dpi copyENTWINED:An Exhibit of Anita Heckman’s Monotypes

November – December 31, 2015

AT: Felton Public Library

6299 Gushee, Felton, CA

Exhibit HOURS: Tuesday & Wednesday 1:00-6:00 pm; Thursday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm, Friday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm; Saturday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Closed Sunday and Monday. 
The Library is a lovely little building, formerly a church, with arched windows and a high, stamped metal ceiling. Go by and take a look at the art, check out some books, and take a hike in Fall Creek State park just up the road.
     As many of you know, I have worked at the Resource Center for Nonviolence since 1981. And, as usual, I’ve been working many hours there– so many that I didn’t send this announcement until now, and the show has been up for quite awhile! Speaking of RCNV, I encourage you to see another exhibit I’ve coordinated: Enduring Power: The Middle Eastern & Iranian Woman’s Story, 43 photos by/of women from Yemen, Egypt, Bahrain, Iran and Kuwait.
   My husband Jack continues to advocate for climate change awareness and action. Our daughter Linnea is in her third year at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, CA. Today, November 15, she is in Austin, TX for an interview for next summer’s internship. She already has a few possibilities to choose from. We’re looking forward to seeing her at Winter break.
    Let me know if you’d like me to join you in a visit to see the Felton Library show, followed by a walk in Fall Creek! 831.429.6149
DIRECTIONS: Take Graham Hill Road to Felton. At the stoplight at Hwy. 9, go straight onto Felton Empire Rd. Just a bit past the intersection, turn left and park on Gushee. You’ll see the white library on the hillside corner of Gushee and Felton Empire. Park on Gushee.

Announcing a new Partnership between the Resource Center for Nonviolence and Senses Cultural

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Enduring Power

Announcing a Partnership between the Resource Center for Nonviolence and Senses Cultural

for a Collaboration on a series of Photography Exhibits–

Enduring Power: the Middle Eastern and Iranian Woman’s Story

See interview with Anita Heckman about the partnership between Senses Cultural and RCNV:  http://sensescultural.org/2015/07/02/a-new-collaboration-with-rcnv/

AnitaHeckman, Tata Monfared, director of Senses Cultural, and Peter Klotz-Chamberlin at RCNV in February, 2015

Anita Heckman, Tata Monfared, director of Senses Cultural, and Peter Klotz-Chamberlin at RCNV in February, 2015

Enduring Power’s 44 images represent a wide range of experiences, aspirations, fears and realities of Middle Eastern and Iranian women from Yemen, Egypt, Bahrain, Iran and Kuwait.  A collection of work from seven female photographers of Middle Eastern backgrounds, Enduring Power shows an intimate and unique perspective of an otherwise private world to the American audience.

 Opening Reception: Monday, September 21, 2015:

Enduring Power: the Middle Eastern and Iranian Woman’s Story

2:00p.m.

AT: The Art Gallery, San Francisco State University,

1650 Holloway Ave., San Francisco, CA 94132

Includes Live Music performances

Senses Cultural and the Resource Center for Nonviolence are collaborating on Senses Cultural’s traveling photography exhibition, Enduring Power: the Middle Eastern and Iranian Woman’s Story. The exhibit is scheduled at San Francisco State University from September 21-October 15. The exhibit will travel to Santa Cruz later in the fall, 2015 or 2016.

On Thursday, September 24th, 5:00p.m.

The Art Gallery, San Francisco State University,

1650 Holloway Ave., San Francisco, CA 94132

There will be a Keynote speech from Ms. Karen AbuZayd followed by a Panel Discussion among guests and SFSU faculty. This will be an opportunity to reflect on the photographs as well as dig deeper into the issues they highlight and larger statements that they make regarding the Middle East.

This San Francisco exhibition is dedicated to Ms. AbuZayd for her life-long and unwavering devotion to humanitarian causes.  Ms. Karen AbuZayd, a former American Diplomat who served the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for 19 years, first started started her career in humanitarianism in Sudan in 1981.  She was theCommissioner-General for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East from 2005-2010. Currently, she is one of four Commissioners for the UN Human Rights Council’s Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic and serves on the boards of the Middle East Policy Council in Washington, UNRWA/USA and Americans for a Vibrant Palestinian Economy (AVPE).

Produced by Tata Monfared, Senses Cultural’s founder, and curated by Sina Araghi, a Los Angeles based photographer,Enduring Power was previously exhibited at UC Davis.

For more information regarding the collection of photographs featured in Enduring Power and the photographers who captured them, please visit Senses Cultural’s websitewww.sensescultural.org.

 

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Come to the July REJUVENATION MIC!

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On Thursday, July 30th, come to the Resource Center for Nonviolence to enjoy incredible performances and free snacks at Project Regeneration’s monthly REJUVENATION MIC!

The Rejuvenation Mic is a community open mic that invites all performers including poets, musicians, dancers, and comedians to share their work with the community.

6:30pm: Workshop – content TBA
7:30pm: Sign ups
8:00pm: Open Mic

This event is free and open to the public, but donations are gladly accepted.

RSVP on Facebook!

Thursday July 30th, REJUVENATION MIC at the RCNV, 6:30pm - 10!

An Evening with JOAN BAEZ – Benefit Concert – Friday, May 9, 2014

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JoanBaez_Med.EmailThe Joan Baez Benefit Concert for the Resource Center for Nonviolence Building for the Future Campaign, on Friday, May 9, at the Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz, is nearly sold out. There are no more tickets available through Ticketweb, the Rio Theatre or Tomboy.

RCNV has begun a Waiting List for a very limited number of Sponsorship seats (Sliding Scale  $100 per ticket up to $10,000 or more  Sponsor donation) available only through RCNV. Please be as generous as possible.  We cannot promise that being on the Waiting List will result in tickets.  Contact us

We had no idea the concert tickets would go so quickly! Thank you for your support!

An Evening with JOAN BAEZ

Friday, May 9, 2014

Rio Theatre

1205 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz,

8:00pm Concert  

(Doors open 7:00pm)

BENEFIT CONCERT for the Resource Center for Nonviolence Building for the Future Campaign

Joan Baez will perform a rare Benefit Concert to support RCNV’s Building for the Future campaign. This benefit is the public launch of our community campaign to fund the renovation of our 50-year old building. We invite you to join us for the concert and to consider sponsorship.

We ask for your support of this campaign in addition to your regular financial support of Resource Center for Nonviolence programs. Please be as generous as possible. Thank you for your support!

Click for a brief Letter about the concert and campaign

Click for information about  Joan Baez’ Long History with RCNV.

TICKETS: The concert is nearly sold out. There are no more tickets available through Ticketweb, the Rio Theatre or Tomboy. 

SPONSORSHIP:

RCNV has begun a Waiting List for a very limited number of Sponsorship seats (Sliding Scale  $100 per ticket up to  $10,000 or more  Sponsor donation) available only through RCNV.   There are only a very limited number of these seats available. We cannot promise that being on the Waiting List will result in tickets.  Contact us for more information about sponsorship.

Solidarity Sponsor:  $1,000 – $10,000:   includes two Reserved Seat Concert Tickets, two Reserved seats for the Scott Kennedy Hall Dedication on Saturday, May 10 (details soon), listing in Concert and Dedication Programs, and Permanent Naming Recognition at the Resource Center for Nonviolence

Soul Force Sponsor:  $500 – $999: includes two Reserved Seat Concert Tickets, two Reserved seats for the Scott Kennedy Hall Dedication on Saturday, May 10 (details soon), listing in Concert Program
Stakeholder Sponsor:  $100 – $499:
includes Reserved Seat Concert Ticket, and listing in Concert Program
I can’t attend: here is a donation to support the Resource Center for NonviolenceBuilding for the Future Campaign

For more information: 831.423-1626

Don’t Miss JOHN McCUTCHEON in Concert: Friday, January 17, 2014, part of M.L. King Jr. Celebration Weekend

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John_McWorld-renowned Folk Musician 

JOHN McCUTCHEON will perform one CONCERT:

Friday, January 17, 2014

7:30p.m.

at the Resource Center for Nonviolence, 612 Ocean St., Santa Cruz.

Buy John McCutcheon Tickets NOW via Paypal. Online tickets $18.50 – $35.00 sliding scale (includes paypal fee). Indicate what amount you want to pay in the Price section, and tell us how many tickets you want. FMI: call 831-423-1626 for reservations.  Proceeds benefit the Resource Center for Nonviolence

The Resource Center for Nonviolence and the NAACP, Santa Cruz Branch, are collaborating once again to bring a celebration of the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. to the Santa Cruz community in a full weekend of events, January 17-19, 2014 all at the Resource Center for Nonviolence, 612 Ocean St., Santa Cruz.

      THE POWER OF SOCIAL CHANGE THROUGH MUSIC:  Friday, January 17: Renowned Folk Singer John McCutcheon highlights social change through his songs. Yes, It’s time again for another Amazing concert by John McCutcheon! Be sure to join us for this Annual Santa Cruz musical Tradition. The prolific world-class musician has a new release:  “22 Days” inspired by the Cellist of Sarajevo, Vedran Smailovic, who, in the midst of the Balkan War, began a 22-day vigil where he played his cello at the site of the 1992 mortar attack that killed 22 people in as they waited in line to buy bread. Once, when Vedran was playing in those dark, dangerous days, sniper fire erupting around him, a soldier approached him and asked, “You! Why are you playing where we are bombing?” Vedran responded:  “Why are you bombing where I am playing?” 

     “This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.” – Vedran Smailovic. John was so moved by Vedran’s acts that he wrote the song “Streets of Sarajevo.” And on the twentieth anniversary of Vedran’s playing, in honor of his friend’s courageous acts, John wrote songs for twenty-two days, resulting in the “22 Days” CD, which also includes the song “Forgotten” in honor of the young Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai. Other songs are playful and insightful. Don’t miss this concert!

FMI: call 831-423-1626 for reservations.  Proceeds benefit the Resource Center for Nonviolence

TICKET Information:   Buy John McCutcheon Tickets NOW via Paypal. Online tickets $18.50 – $35.00 sliding scale (includes paypal fee). Indicate what amount you want to pay in the Price section, and tell us how many tickets you want. Tickets for John’s concert also available in person for $18.00 – $35.00 at RCNV, 612 Ocean St., SC. Hours M-TH 12-4, or CAL831-423.1626 to make your reservation in advance. DOOR prices: $20-$35.00. RCNV will be closed from Dec. 24 - January 1. 

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John McCutcheon has been described by the Washington Post as “folk music’s rustic renaissance man” and as the “perfect example of a modern folk musician” by Sing Out! Magazine. For this tour John interprets the Woody Guthrie catalog giving new perspective to some Guthrie classics as well as unveiling some new gems and old favorites from his own canon.

“John McCutcheon is not only one of the best musicians in the USA, but also a great singer, songwriter, and song leader. And not just incidentally, he is committed to helping hard-working people everywhere to organize and push this world in a better direction.” – Pete Seeger

Once again, John’s concert happens on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend, which will also feature the NAACP annual GOSPEL NIGHT concert on Saturday, January 18, and Youth Day on Sunday, January 19. MORE details in other posts.

For more info about John McCutcheon:  http://www.folkmusic.com/

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. CELEBRATION WEEKEND, January 17-19: Two Concerts and Youth Day

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The NAACP Santa Cruz County Branch, and the

Resource Center for Nonviolence

Invite you to the

 MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. CELEBRATION WEEKEND

Two Concerts and Youth Day

A creative and musical celebration in the spirit of

the Courageous Leadership of Martin Luther King, Jr., Coretta Scott King, Mohandas Gandhi and Nelson Mandela

 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 17 – SUNDAY, JANUARY 19, 2014

Friday, January 17, 7:30p.m.

John McCutcheon In Concert

One of the most dynamic and iconic live performers in Folk Music, six-time Grammy nominee John McCutcheon has a unique blend of stunning instrumental skills, incisive songwriting, and subtly seductive storytelling.

John’s latest recording highlights courage, current events and love. 22 Days pays homage to the “Cellist of Sarajevo,” who, in honor of 22 people killed by a bomb in a Bosnian breadline in 1992, played for 22 days in a row at the bombing site. The song Forgotten is inspired by Malala Yousafzai, targeted by the Taliban for her support of education for girls in Pakistan. Other songs are playful and insightful.

Tickets:  Sliding scale $18-35, available at www.rcnv.org or call 831-423-1626 for reservations.  Proceeds benefit the Resource Center for Nonviolence.
Saturday, January 18: 7:00p.m.
The Annual MLK, Jr. GOSPEL NIGHT

     Featuring local soloists and choirs:  An array of stirring and inspiring songs by prominent local Gospel choirs, featuring the Inner Light Choir, Progressive Missionary Baptist Church Choir, the Santa Cruz Community Choir, and others. Soloists include Valerie Joi, Dave “Woody” Wood, Janice Blume, Franklin Marshall and others TBA. Limited seating:  come early!

     Tickets: $10.00- 20 sliding scale, available at the Door. For more information:  831-429-2266Sponsored by NAACP, Santa Cruz Branch
Sunday, January 19: 2:00 – 5:00pm
“Youth Day”- free for youth of all ages: UCSC’s Rainbow

Theater performs Excerpts from “A Song for Coretta” A Free Performance, and Theater Workshop for Youth by UCSC’s Rainbow Theater. “A Song for Coretta” is a sharp, funny play about Coretta Scott King with wit, personality and life-affirming energy that has a lot to say to youth of all ages. A warm and infectious comedy, and a joyful and affectionate tribute to one of the great women of our time. Followed by a hands-on, empowering theater workshop for youth led by Rainbow Theater.

 

All events at the RESOURCE CENTER FOR NONVIOLENCE, 612 Ocean St., Santa Cruz, CA

John McCutcheon Tickets available at www.rcnv.org or call 831-423-1626.

Gospel Night Tickets available at the Door or FMI: call 831-429-2266

Co-sponsored by the Resource Center for Nonviolence and the NAACP, Santa Cruz Branch

 

 

 

Where Should The Birds Fly? Film by Fida Qishta

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The stories of two resilient young Palestinian women struggling for normalcy in the cruel abnormality of Gaza.

Meet the filmmaker, Fida Qishta

Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 7 PM

at the Resource Center for Nonviolence
612 Ocean St., Santa Cruz

$5-10 donation, sliding scale
No one turned away for lack of funds

Sponsored by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
Resource Center for Nonviolence, Jewish Voice for Peace, Palestine-Israel Action Committee.