The Resource Center for Nonviolence promotes the powerful combination of 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.

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.

What we Do

Deep Learning

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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

Antiracism Book Circles

Unique opportunity to respond to the impact of the coronavirus crisis and the renewed call for racial equity in our society. You will be collectively and individually growing in understanding that will result in long-awaited inclusion and empowerment for traditionally marginalized groups in our beloved community. RCNV presents this series of antiracism book circles as an act of radical generosity.

Beloved Community Cafe

Monthly online conversations, communal reflections on popular topics and thought leaders in antiracism, nonviolence, and personal commitment. Open invitation to energetic human connections through virtual meeting spaces.

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.

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General

2022 RCNV Annual Dinner, La Ofrenda

About this event La Ofrenda, a community event and fundraiser honoring RCNV’s social justice past, present, and future will take place on Sunday, October 23, 2022 from 4-6 pm at The Resource Center for Nonviolence (612 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz California). We are looking to raise funds, shine light on those who have passed, and

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Antiwar

ACLU forum on militarization

If you missed the ACLU Northern California’s forum about the dangers of militarizing law enforcement and how to control it. You can see it here. Panelists include Sandy Brown, Santa Cruz City Councilmember, Silvia Morales, executive director of the Resource Center for Nonviolence, and John Lindsay-Poland, of the American Friends Service Committee.This is the Santa Cruz,

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RCNV contingent at SC Pride in 2022
LGBTQIA+

2022 Santa Cruz Pride Parade

Our small but mighty contingent walked in the first Pride parade since before the pandemic. Despite the unusual rain we had a wonderful time participating. You can also check out the images featured in the Sentinel. Share: Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on pinterest Pinterest Share on linkedin LinkedIn On Key

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Antiracism

Beyond Vietnam: A Speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4th, 1967

On 4 April 1967 Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his seminal speech at Riverside Church condemning the Vietnam War. Declaring “my conscience leaves me no other choice,” King described the war’s deleterious effects on both America’s poor and Vietnamese peasants and insisted that it was morally imperative for the United States to take radical steps

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The Power of Antiracism Book Circles

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