Author: AnitaH

A Season for Nonviolence?

This year started off with several events at the Resource Center for Nonviolence. There was the Poor People’s Town Hall in Felton, MLK Youth Day, the MLK March for the Dream, the John McCutcheon concert. Then there is currently the organization of the upcoming programs: the next Poor People’s Town Hall in Live Oak, The…
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Waging Love in a Time of War for 42 years of Annual Dinners

This past Friday, September 21st, gave way to a successful 42nd year of Annual Dinners for the Resource Center for Nonviolence.  With a full house of over 150 people in attendance, our annual dinner was graced with entertainment by local musician Tim Brady of Cement Ship, a gourmet vegetarian dinner prepared by Eileen Balian and…
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What is the Poor People’s Campaign–and why should I be part of it?

“I choose to identify with the underprivileged. I choose to identify with the poor. I choose to give my life for the hungry. I choose to give my life for those who have been left out… This is the way I’m going.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The Beginning of the Poor People’s Campaign…
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Gaza families and UN staff send message of light to Americans

Palestinians urge U.S. citizens to press Trump to release frozen U.S. aid and open blockade in Gaza On Tuesday, August 14th at 9pm, UN staff and their families, including doctors, trauma counselors, social workers, bus drivers and engineers, gathered in the darkness of a punitive black-out to send a message of light to the American…
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7 Myths About Nonviolence

7 MYTHS ABOUT NONVIOLENCE—and what is it really? What is nonviolence? Here are some myths about nonviolence that you may not know about! Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was convinced that, “the choice today is no longer between violence and nonviolence. It is either nonviolence or nonexistence.” 1. Nonviolence is the absence of violence Most…
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Targets of ICE deportation- request for emergency funds

June 13, 2017 Please use the corrected link to donate online: https://sanctuary-sc.net/donate/?lang=en Dear Sanctuary Santa Cruz supporters, The raids that took place last week left six families without their breadwinners. Sanctuary has received a request for emergency help. If the people targeted have an opportunity to be bailed out and present their situation to a judge, the…
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Remembering Joan Marsh…

REMEMBERING Joan Marsh… Sadly, longtime RCNV volunteer Joan Marsh died on March 31st, 2017. We miss her!! Joan drove every week from Carmel to volunteer with RCNV for many years. Joan was extremely patient, compassionate and had a great sense of humor. She served on RCNV’s Personnel Committee, led Engage Nonviolence trainings and volunteered in the office and at…
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Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break the Silence–Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.–The Revolution Speech–Read it!

 Join us April 5th, 6:30 pm at RCNV with Rev. Deborah Johnson to listen and discuss it Delivered 4 April 1967, Riverside Church, New York City [AUTHENTICITY CERTIFIED: Text version below transcribed directly from audio. (2)] Mr. Chairman, ladies and gentlemen:   I need not pause to say how very delighted I am to be…
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George Lakey in Waging Nonviolence: 10-point plan to make gains in justice and equality

A 10-point plan to stop Trump and make gains in justice and equality George Lakey January 23, 2017 I was among the 100,000 who marched in San Francisco’s Women’s March the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration. While enthusiasm for the struggle seemed high, an important question was looming: What’s the strategic plan, as we head…
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Erica Chenoweth on the Women’s March and the Promise of Civil Resistance

Many people across the United States are despondent about the new president – and the threat to democracy his rise could represent. But they shouldn’t be. At no time in recorded history have people been more equipped to effectively resist injustice using civil resistance. Today, those seeking knowledge about the theory and practice of civil resistance can…
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