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.
Annual Dinner and Program with Gihan Abou Zeid: Sunday, October 20, 2013, 6:00pm at the First Congregational Church, 900 High Street, Santa Cruz
DINNER SOLD OUT!!!
SPACE STILL AVAILABLE FOR THE PROGRAM!!!
Join Us at the First Congregational Church, 900 High St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Gourmet Vegetarian cuisine
7:00p.m. Program featuring:
Gihan Abou Zeid, Egyptian activist, journalist, and an authority on women’s rights, speaking on:
$7-25 sliding scale for attending the Program Only.
The Resource Center for Nonviolence to Host
Author/Activist Russell Faure-Brac
Former defense engineer Russ Faure-Brac, the author of Transition to Peace: A Defense Engineer’s Search for an Alternate to War, will discuss “Why Peace Is Possible” at the Santa Cruz Nonviolence Resource Center, 612 Ocean Avenue, in Santa Cruz on Thursday, June 6 at 7:30 p.m.
“With the large changes that are happening in our social and economic structure, we are entering an unprecedented time where peace may occur sooner than we can imagine. Peace is possible and with a new national security policy, the US can lead the world towards it,” says Faure-Brac.
Russ has a Master’s degree in Engineering Economic Systems from Stanford University and previously worked as a weapon systems analyst at Stanford Research Institute. He now hosts a radio show about peace on KWMR-FM and blogs on his website. His book has been endorsed by Michael Nagler of the Metta Center for Nonviolence, radio host Thom Hartmann and the Economic Hit Man, John Perkins.
He dedicates this work to family members who have suffered through war: his grandfather, Ernest Faure-Brac, who died from mustard poisoning in World War I and his brother, Les Faure-Brac, a US Marine who didn’t survive the Vietnam War.
Faure-Brac has most recently addressed the Wellstone Club in Oakland and the Inside Edge, a breakfast forum held at the University Club in Irvine, and numerous activist groups in the Bay Area, where he resides. For more information about Russ, please visit www.transitiontopeace.com or contact Jo Ann Deck at email@example.com or 203-208-1326.
DYNAMIC SPEAKERS’ PANEL ON RAPE CULTURE
What is rape culture and what can we do about it?
Join Project Regeneration, a youth empowerment program of the RCNV, and F*WORD (Feminists Working on Real Democracy), a female identified and gender nonconforming activist space, as we host a Speaker’s Panel on Thursday, May 30th from 7:00-9:00pm at the Resource Center for Nonviolence on 612 Ocean St. The event is free but donations are suggested. The panel is a diverse group of locals including:
-Ann Simonton of Media Watch
-Jasmine Syedullah a Graduate Politics Student
-Erin Ellison a Feminist Psychologist
-Chris Cuadrado a Radical Activist
-Ama Delevett of the Survivor’s Healing Center
-Sam Abeling of Defensa de Mujeres
-Andreea Mile an Undergraduate Intern at the UCSC Women’s Center
-Brandon Balzer Carr a Graduate Psychologist
Each panelist will have a short amount time to answer a set of questions with the intention to offer a multiplicity of perspectives on the historical, racial, gendered, and political underpinnings of rape culture. Don’t miss this dynamic event and feel free to spread the word!
JOIN RCNV, THE DIVERSITY CENTER, F*WORD AND PROJECT REGENERATION AT THE SANTA CRUZ PRIDE PARADE ON JUNE 2.
The parade starts at 11:00 but if you would like to march with us please met us at Cathcart and Pacific at 10:15.
We will be holding banners and signs. F*WORD, Feminists Working on Real Democracy, with Project Regeneration will be passing out literature on consent and hosting a queer youth gathering after the event.
We hope to see you there!