Category: General

Creating Positive Peace and Making Nonviolence Mainstream

In response to the political turmoil, prejudice, and violence plaguing our country, the Resource Center for Nonviolence held their twice-yearly Kingian Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation Training May 12th and 13th. Attended by a diverse group of individuals from different genders, ages, and ethnicities, the event provided participants with skills to peacefully navigate and effectively transform the…
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Welcome Cipi! Tell us about the History of Artivism and First Friday!

Hello everyone, my name is Cipi Espaldon and I am excited to be a new part of the Resource Center for Nonviolence. I am now the new Administrative and Program and I the center and I will be in charge of office tasks and with creating and hosting events to strengthen our community as I…
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Support the SELMA Cultural Exchange Trip 2018!

The Resource Center for Nonviolence is asking for your help:   ​​ SUPPORT THE SELMA CULTURAL EXCHANGE TRIP 2018!  Your contribution will go to support TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIPS/SUBSIDIES for students and other undeserved community members: —- Limited spaces still available: Registration form. See a PDF PRESENTATION for additional info. From Tuesday, March 27th – Tuesday, April 3rd 2018 a group of 12 students…
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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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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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Alicia Garza: Collaborate to Build a Movement

Our cynicism will not build a movement. Collaboration will. By Alicia Garza January 26, 2017 GET MIC DAILY: One-click sign up IN COLLABORATION WITH Mic invites contributors and staff writers to offer commentary and context about news and timely issues. I’ve been grappling with how to challenge cynicism in a moment that requires all of us…
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Get in trouble- Good trouble, with Nonviolence! Check it out: interviews with Congressman John Lewis

Get in Trouble- Good Trouble, with Nonviolence…!  Interviews with Rep. John Lewis 9/1/16: Congressman John Lewis interviewed by Stephen Colbert on Get in Trouble- Good Trouble, with Nonviolence…  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ATwisIrtfg Excerpts below or click links to see the full Comedy Central videos from the August 8, 2016, Trevor Noah interview with Rep. John Lewis, GA,  on nonviolence.…
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Buy tickets to John McCutcheon in Concert: Tuesday, January 17

Don’t miss Legendary Folksinger, songwriter, instrumentalist  John McCutcheon TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2017 CONCERT. AT RCNV, 612 Ocean St., Santa Cruz, CA.  Time: 7:30PM NO more tickets via Paypal. Come to the concert to pay at the door. There may be a few tickets still available. Ticket info: Advance Tickets sliding scale $18-35.  Door: $20-35.     Bring in the New Year with…
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