The Resource Center for Nonviolence promotes the powerful combination of Nonviolence and Antiracism

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Building Beloved Community Together

Committed to teaching and providing resources for nonviolence and antiracism.

Who We Are

We are multiracial volunteers, staff, donors, and board members committed to a community and place for personal and social transformation, cultural expression, advocacy, reflection, action, and reconciliation, rooted in Santa Cruz County, California.

We join together to develop the powerful combination of nonviolence and antiracism as means to create a more just, equitable, joyful, and sustainable world.

We host meetings and events to build nonviolence and antiracist culture in our community center.

The Resource Center for Nonviolence is located on unceded territory of the Awaswas-speaking Uypi Tribe, and the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band. The land was named by colonizers as the San Lorenzo River watershed, 612 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, California, United States of America. 

The Resource Center for Nonviolence is the public name of the independent 501(c)3 nonprofit Eschaton Foundation.

What we Do

Deep Learning

Through engaging in workshops and seminars together we create a better understanding of nonviolence and antiracism.

Large group of people gathering for a rally at Young marcher waves U.S. and Mexico flags at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church

Beloved Community

We stop to see one another and hear one another. We drop to feel impacts of racism in our bodies. We grow our connections. We get ready for social change.

Nonviolence and Antiracism

Nonviolence is hundreds of actions born in struggles against racism, imperialism, militarism, and patriarchy. Antiracism is learning and action to produce and sustain equity among racial groups. Together they apply personal skills to restore society.

Programs

The Power of Antiracism
Book Circles

As an act of radical generosity the Antiracism Book Circles are a unique opportunity to respond to the impact of and renewed call for racial equity in our society .

Santa Cruz County United for Safe and Inclusive Communities (SCCUSIC)

Santa Cruz County United for Safe and Inclusive Communities (SCCUSIC) is an informal but robust countywide collaborative group that works to reduce hate and bias across Santa Cruz County and strengthen our response when incidents do occur.

Rent our Space

Consider renting our facility for your events and celebrations. We can host a wide variety of events and offer non-profit pricing.

Impact Stories

Watsonville Peace and Unity March
Nonviolence

Watsonville Unites: 30th Annual Peace and Unity March in the Spotlight

As we gather at Romo Park for the 30th Annual Peace and Unity March, we are reminded that we are not fighting against hate, but rather, against fear. Deep-rooted fears that have manifested in our communities and perpetuated violence over the last three decades. In Watsonville, dozens of residents have tragically lost their lives to

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Antiwar

Statement of Solidarity: Protecting Innocent Lives in the Israeli-Hamas Conflict

In these turbulent times, the Resource Center for Nonviolence (RCNV) stands in unwavering solidarity with the innocent lives profoundly impacted by the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the families who have experienced unimaginable loss and suffering, irrespective of their background or affiliation. At the heart of our commitment

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Don’t Stop Here

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Statement of Solidarity: Bridging Communities and Protecting Innocent Lives

The Resource Center for Nonviolence (RCNV) is deeply grieved by the recent surge of violence in Israel and Gaza. RCNV condemns all acts of violence that have occurred in the past few days. Reports indicate that hundreds have been killed and thousands wounded, both Israelis and Palestinians. Our hearts go out to all those affected,

A Path to Beloved Community: RCNV’s Commitment to Open Dialogue

The Resource Center for Nonviolence is deeply grieved by the recent surge of violence in Israel and Gaza. RCNV condemns all acts of violence that have occurred in the past few days. Reports indicate that hundreds have been killed and thousands wounded, both Israelis and Palestinians. RCNV mourns with the victims of the violence and

Mandy Carter: Unpacking the Power of ‘La Ofrenda’ and Social Change

In a candid and insightful interview, activist Mandy Carter, a stalwart in the world of civil rights and social justice, shared her wisdom and reflections on the transformative concept of ‘La Ofrenda.’ This illuminating conversation, conducted by the Resource Center for Nonviolence (RCNV), serves as a prelude to the RCNV’s annual fundraiser, “La Ofrenda,” on

Meet RCNV

Who We Are

We are multiracial volunteers, staff, donors, and board members committed to a community and place for personal and social transformation, cultural expression, advocacy, reflection, action, and reconciliation, rooted in Santa Cruz County, California.

We join together to develop the powerful combination of nonviolence and antiracism as means to create a more just, equitable, joyful, and sustainable world.

We host meetings and events to build nonviolence and antiracist culture in our community center.

The Resource Center for Nonviolence is located on unceded territory of the Awaswas-speaking Uypi Tribe, and the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band. The land was named by colonizers as the San Lorenzo River watershed, 612 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, California, United States of America. 

The Resource Center for Nonviolence is the public name of the independent 501(c)3 nonprofit Eschaton Foundation.

The Art of Nonviolence

Exhibits of local and regional art expressing multiracial cultures, social criticism and visions for change. Photographs of local, California, and national movements by Bob Fitch.

Palestine Justice Coaltion

Palestine Justice Coalition is a group of local Jewish, Arab and other activists that meet and organize each month at the Resource Center for Nonviolence. PJC sponsors speakers, hosts cultural and educational events, and mobilizes public opinion for a political settlement to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The Transformative Justice Leadership Initiative (TJLI) Program

The Transformative Justice Leadership Initiative (TJLI) will be the Resource Center for Nonviolence’s leading program, designed to respond to Santa Cruz County’s need for transformational leadership education, training and support to address the issues connected to living in a historically segregated community.

The Art of Nonviolence

Exhibits of local and regional art expressing multiracial cultures, social criticism and visions for change. Photographs of local, California, and national movements by Bob Fitch.

The Power of Antiracism Book Circles

Impact Stories

Who we Are

We are multiracial volunteers, staff, donors, and board members committed to a community and place for personal and social transformation, cultural expression, advocacy, reflection, action, and reconciliation, rooted in Santa Cruz County, California.

We join together to develop the powerful combination of nonviolence and antiracism as means to create a more just, equitable, joyful, and sustainable world.

We host meetings and events to build nonviolence and antiracist culture in our community center.

The Resource Center for Nonviolence is located on unceded territory of the Awaswas-speaking Uypi Tribe, and the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band. The land was named by colonizers as the San Lorenzo River watershed, 612 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, California, United States of America. 

The Resource Center for Nonviolence is the public name of the independent 501(c)3 nonprofit Eschaton Foundation.

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