Author: PeterKC


What value will we celebrate this July 4th, independence or interdependence?  The Covid-19 virus, then US government failures to contain the virus, then police murder of George Floyd, then eruptions of outrage and protest in every corner of the country, all combine to take the wraps off deep wounds in the national body, wounds that…
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Why Gandhi Today?

Today is the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. Why does a man who was born 150 years ago in India mean so much to me and, I would argue, all of us?  In brief Gandhi developed passive resistance into active nonviolence. Gandhi fought racism in South Africa and colonialism in India.…
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City Budget Hearing Public Input Tuesday 10 AM

Tuesday, June 11, about 10 AM, the City Council will hear public testimony on City of Santa Cruz funding for community programs.  The subcommittee recommended full funding for most programs, including day services at the Homeless Service Center, but recommended cutting funds to the Homeless Garden Project and Barrios Unidos.   Over the last 5…
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Forum on Homelessness and our Home Town Wednesday, April 24, 7 PM

The second Santa Cruz Forum on Community Safety and Compassion will be about homelessness and community responses.  It will also be at Santa Cruz High School, 7 PM, April 24.  Speakers include Rev. Steve Defields-Gambrel of The Circle Church, Christine Sippl, Program Manager of Homeless Persons Health Project, Susan Brutschy, President of Applied Survey Research…
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Join the Olive Harvest Delegation to Palestine and Israel October 26-November 8

October 26-November 8 RCNV’s own Sami Abed will co-lead this delegation with Interfaith Peace Builders.  This is the journey Scott Kennedy led more many years.  Meet RCNV’s allies in Israel and Palestine.  Experience the situation.  Return enlivened by new relationships. This delegation will provide an opportunity to participate in the Palestinian olive harvest season —…
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Vigil for Newtown CT today 5 to 6 PM Town Clock

Friday, December 14, 2012, the lives of 26 people were taken and numerous families destroyed in Newtown, CT. As a mother, activist and human, this event not only forced me to tears but chiseled away at my trust. Aside from conversations about gun control and mental illness, it seems most important right now to support…
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Applied Nonviolence series- Thursday November 8, 15

Four week series on Nonviolence Skills continues with Peter Klotz-Chamberlin and Project Regeneration’s Irene O’Connell began on Thursday, October 25. Join us as this participatory series continues.  7:00 PM at 612 Ocean Street.  Strengthen abilities to organize nonviolent action in a mutual learning environment.  The training series is based on the book, “Resource Manual for a Living…
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Sunday, October 28, Daoud Nassar, Palestinian Farmer, “We Refuse to be Enemies”, 7 PM

“We Refuse to be Enemies: Story of a Palestinian Farmer.” Daoud Nassar is Director of the Tent of Nations (TON), a project on his family farm 6 Km from Bethelem.  The farm is ringed by Jewish Settlements and the encroaching Separation Wall.  In spite of having been cut off from electricity and water, Tent of…
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Last Friday Open Mic Oct. 26, 7 PM

Bring your words, your songs, your friends, your self.  Call Sandino for more info 750-8687. AT RCNV, in the Hall!

Community Potluck Veggie BBQ, Saturday, October 13, 1-5 PM

RCNV’s Project Regeneration will host this community Oct 13 BBQ.  Project Regeneration is our creative arts-inspired youth and young adult program.  Chef Michael Hernandez will provide grilled veggies in the RCNV Parking Lot at 612 Ocean Street.  We invite you to bring salads, pastas, drinks and desserts.  Veggie only please.  There will be music and…
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