JOHN McCUTCHEON will perform one CONCERT:
Friday, January 17, 2014
at the Resource Center for Nonviolence, 612 Ocean St., Santa Cruz.
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” an homage to his friend, Vedran Smailovic, the “Cellist of Sarajevo,” who, in honor of 22 people killed by a bomb in a Bosnian breadline, played for 22 days in a row at the bombing site. 20 years to the day of the beginning of Smailovic’s action John sat down for the same number of days, at the same hour every day, to write, and produced.
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
TICKETS on sale HERE for John’s concert, starting December 15. They will also be available at RCNV, 612 Ocean St., SC, Hours M-TH 12-4, or CALL 831-423.1626 to make your reservation in advance.
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 soon….
For more info about John McCutcheon: http://www.folkmusic.com/
Steve Martinot presents:
The Need to Abolish the Prison System: An Ethical Indictment
Thursday, November 7
Resource Center for Nonviolence
612 Ocean St., Santa Cruz, CA
Join the Resource Center for Nonviolence and Sin Barras for a presentation and Q&A discussion by Steve Martinot, author of the essay “The Need to Abolish the Prison System: An Ethical Indictment.” This evening will closely examine the ethics of incarceration from a race- and class-conscious perspective.
Steve’s essay will be available for sale at a cost of $3-4 per copy. Suggested donation of $5 for entrance, no one turned away for lack of funds.
Skills for Constructive Responses to Conflict in our Community Series. Tools for Effective Communication in Conflicts with Jane Weed Pomerantz.
Thursday, October 24, 2013 7-9 p.m.
Tools for Effective Communication in Conflicts with Jane Weed Pomerantz
Listening to Understand, Communicating to be Understood
We will learn simple communication tools to increase understanding, look at how the brain functions, and consider the importance of self-care during conflict as well as for the long term of social action.
$5-15 suggestion donation, no one excluded for lack of funds.
Jane Weed Pomerantz is a Certified “Positive Discipline” Lead Trainer, and is President of the Board for Positive Discipline Community Resources. Jane facilitates “Positive Discipline” workshops and trainings for faculty and staff in schools and with families in public schools and parents in local jails. She was a WILPF delegate to the 57th UN Commission on the Status of Women in March 2013. Jane is a former City Council member and Mayor of the City of Santa Cruz
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.
Hello Friends in RCNV,
Herb Foster passed away September 22, 2013. Herb and Ellie Foster were perhaps the first peace activists in Santa Cruz. Ellie served on the RCNV Steering Committee. She passed away in 2011.
Herb and Ellie initiated public vigils for peace in response to the Vietnam War on the steps of the Santa Cruz Post Office in the 1960′s. Herb was arrested several times for civil disobedience for peace and justice. He ran for Congress for the Peace and Freedom Party in 1970.
I roomed with Herb in a 1983 “Journey of Reconciliation” to the Soviet Union, Poland, and Germany, where we met human rights dissidents, met Polish liberation activists, and visited Auschwitz. The delegation was organized by the Fellowship of Reconciliation.
Herb helped Liz and me choose and buy our home, as a real estate agent.
Herb was a soft-spoken visionary who believed in socialism, in economic democracy, and in the abolition of war. He and Ellie were faithful at attending vigils at the Town Clock for many many years.
Herb suffered from Alzheimer’s disease the last 10 years.
Many of you know his sons David Foster and Ken Foster.
The family’s obituary says “Those wishing to honor Herb’s memory in some manner are asked to make a donation to the Resource Center for Nonviolence in Santa Cruz at www.RCNV.org.”
The memorial service will be held at Quaker Center, Ben Lomond, November 3, 3 PM.
Peter Klotz-Chamberlin and the Resource Center for Nonviolence
One night study group about the Egyptian Revolution
Thursday, October 17, at RCNV,7 PM.
612 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz
Prepare for Gihan Abou Zeid’s arrival in Santa Cruz. The articles can be found at the below links.
Articles suggested by Stephen Zunes, Professor of Middle East Studies, University of San Francisco, and RCNV ally:
With Peter Klotz-Chamberlin,
$5 suggested donation.
Contact Peter for the articles, check the RCNV.org website, or call 831.423.1626.
Sunday, August 4: AZA: A Music Benefit to support Interfaith Peace Builders Delegations and the Scott Kennedy Scholarship Fund
When: Sunday, August 4, 7:00pm
Location: at the Resource Center for Nonviolence
612 Ocean St., Santa Cruz
Featuring a Silent Auction, Hors d\’Oeuvres, Wine & Refreshments.
$10-25 Suggested Sliding Scale Donation
Described as \”a barn burner of a show,\” AZA performances feature an array of traditional North African instruments, percussion and other instruments. AZA unites traditional Tamazight (Berber) music, indigenous to the Atlas Mountains of Morocco, with the global influences of its diverse members. AZA\’s stirring performances feature deep, danceable rhythms, intricate string melodies, and soaring, soulful vocals.
Sponsored by the Palestine-Israel Action Committee, RCNV, and WILPF
7-9pm, Tuesday, August 6: A Candlelight Vigil: Gather, Remember, Re-Commit: in memory of Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Fukushima, Chernobyl
A Candlelight Vigil: Gather, Remember, Re-Commit: in memory of Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Fukushima, Chernobyl
Tuesday, August 6th, 2013, from 7-9PM
at the Town Clock/Collateral Damage Sculpture in downtown Santa Cruz
Bring signs, flags, banners, candles (we will have extras) or flowers to decorate the Collateral Damage sculpture.
On August 6th, 1945 and August 9th, 1945, the United States dropped nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Join with the Peace Community of Santa Cruz for a Candlelight Vigil for a Nuclear Free Future. We know that the nuclear weapons and power industries are inextricably linked together -
we call for an end to both.
Co-sponsored by People United for Peace of Santa Cruz, Women in Black SC, Santa Cruz Against Drones, CodePink SC, SC Coalition to Bring the Troops Home Now, Pax Christi SC, Peace & Freedom Party SC, Resource Center for Nonviolence, United Nations Assoc. SC, Women\’s International League for Peace and Freedom SC, Santa Cruz Quaker Meeting.
For more info, email@example.com
7am, Tuesday, August 6: Livermore Labs Vigil/Protest: Unfinished Business and Our Most Urgent Responsibility: Banning the Bomb at the Livermore Lab and Globally
Title: Livermore Labs Vigil/Protest: Unfinished Business and Our Most Urgent Responsibility: Banning the Bomb at the Livermore Lab and Globally
Location: Livermore Lab (Vasco Road and Patterson Pass Road in Livermore
Description: Unfinished Business and Our Most Urgent Responsibility:
Banning the Bomb at the Livermore Lab and Globally
Daniel Ellsberg, and many others
Tuesday, August 6th, 2013
7am, Livermore Labs
Gather at the northwest corner of the Lab (Vasco Road and Patterson Pass Road in Livermore) on Tuesday, August 6 at 7am. At 8:15am, short procession and nonviolent direct action at the West Gate, where U.S. nuclear weapons scientists are developing the world\’s first so--called \”interoperable\” warhead to deliver annihilation interchangeably from land or sea. Those who choose will peacefully risk arrest, while others will provide legal witness and support.
Some carpooling from Santa Cruz may be available: contact Don Larkin, firstname.lastname@example.org
FMI: 925.443.7148, trivalleycares.org; 510.839.5877
Start Time: 7:00a.m.
July 1- August 31: ART EXHIBIT at RCNV: Hiroshima, Nagasaki and Fukushima- Re-thinking Nuclear Power and other artwork about freedom
Re-thinking Nuclear Power
and other artwork about freedom
by Lucien Kubo
On display now through August, 2013 at RCNV,
Location: 612 Ocean St., Santa Cruz. Hours: M -TH 12-4
Lucien Kubo presents an assemblage and mixed media exhibit on Hiroshima/Nagasaki and Fukushima nuclear power. \”Prayer for Peace\” and \”Hear No Evil, See No Evil\” question the Hiroshima/Nagasaki bombing during WWII. \”Hope for the people of Japan\” and \”Children folding Origami\” is about the current nuclear disaster in Fukushima and hope for healing.
In addition there are other historical narratives concerning current issues. \”The Unusual Suspects\” is about racial profiling. Several pieces, such as \”Topaz Family Tree\” and \”Japanese American Incarceration\” address the plight of Japanese Americans during WWII based on racial discrimination. Other artwork expresses support for the Tibetan struggle for freedom, Burma, Minamata Environmental Poisoning and questions Corporate Worshipping of False Profits.
Start Date: 2013-07-01
End Date: 2013-08-31