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 build community.

The public is invited to celebrate our long legacy of social justice work in our community by honoring leaders past present and future. In addition to a traditional Mexican banquet, guests will enjoy music by the new ensemble RosaAzul and feminist author Dr. Ilene Feinman speaking about Building Beloved Community Grounded in Social Justice. All proceeds from the event will be used to support the work of the center.

Dinner will be served outside followed by our program featuring Dr. Ilene Feinman in Scott Kenndy Hall.

This is a costume optional event! So come dressed for the occasion.

Guest speaker will be Dr. Ilene Feinman who is a retired emerita professor of democratic cultures and retired dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at CSU Monterey Bay. Her book, Citizenship Rites: Feminist Soldiers and Feminist Antimilitarists (NYU Press, 2000) was noted in the Chronicle of Higher Education as groundbreaking work on women, the US military, and militarism in the context of international relations. She has published in collections as well, and interviewed at NPR, the Washington Post, and Air America regarding Abu Ghraib. She currently teaches short courses for community organizations and academic programs on social movement theory, history, and practice.

On Sunday, October 23, 2022, RCNV opened our doors to our amazing community to host our annual dinner for the first time in two years!! We were so excited to welcome over 140 guests back into our space. As with many things over the past two years, RCNV has had to pivot and change how we have historically approached things in order to keep up with the current times. La Ofrenda was a way for us to look back to those who inspired us and helped us get to where we are today. With this focus and perspective we are able to look at our current and future programing in order to build and expand our RCNV community now and in the future.

We enjoyed music by ensemble RosaAzul and a keynote speech by feminist author Dr. Ilene Feinman about Building Beloved Community Grounded in Social Justice.

Thank you to all our sponsors, both large and small! We could not have done this without you. We would like to thank our volunteers that helped to set-up, serve food, and breakdown the event. It truly takes a team to make events like this happen and we are grateful to you.

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