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.

What we Do

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.

Deep Learning

We strengthen commitments to nonviolence and antiracism in multiracial and affinity group study, conversation, and action.

Why 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.

Our Work

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.

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.

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.

Blog

RCNV Public Statement on the Vandalism to the BLM Mural in Santa Cruz

Beloved Community, I ask you to read this important Public Statement from:  Santa Cruz County Black Coalition for Justice and Racial Equity Santa Cruz County Black Health Matters Initiative NAACP Santa Cruz County Branch Black Kings of Santa Cruz County Santa Cruz Equity Collab Project.  The Executive Director and Board of Directors of the Resource

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Antiracism

TRUTH + JUSTICE = HOPE, A California Ocean & Climate Justice Summit on June 10, 2021

The June 10th California Ocean & Climate Justice Summit amplified stories and solutions from the BIPOC environmental justice leaders who participated in a spring mini-fellowship hosted by the Resource Center for Nonviolence and Save Our Shores. Please join us in supporting these emerging leaders in their efforts to inspire California to recognize how its diverse population, cultural influence, vast wealth, and startup mindset can be essential

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Antiracism

June 2021 Fundraising Appeal Letter

Beloved Community, Much has happened in our world and nation over the last year, and despite all of the challenges and hardships, RCNV continues the work of supporting and inspiring our community to press on for what it means to be a truly “nonviolent” society. We are riding the new wave of momentum, exploring exciting

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Letter to the Editor printed in the Santa Cruz Sentinel 5/29/21:

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict will not end until Israelis stop taking Palestinian homes and land. This war started when Israeli settlers moved to force Palestinian families out of homes they had lived in for generations. Israel has been confiscating land and destroying Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem and throughout the Occupied Palestinian Territories since the 1967

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The Power of Antiracism Book Circles

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