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ACLU forum on militarization

If you missed the ACLU Northern California’s forum about the dangers of militarizing law enforcement and how to control it. You can see it here. Panelists include Sandy Brown, Santa Cruz City Councilmember, Silvia Morales, executive director of the Resource Center for Nonviolence, and John Lindsay-Poland, of the American Friends Service Committee.This is the Santa Cruz, …

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Beyond Vietnam: A Speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4th, 1967

On 4 April 1967 Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his seminal speech at Riverside Church condemning the Vietnam War. Declaring “my conscience leaves me no other choice,” King described the war’s deleterious effects on both America’s poor and Vietnamese peasants and insisted that it was morally imperative for the United States to take radical steps …

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Nonviolence is effective to resist occupation and war

Guest Commentary By Joe Williams The Resource Center for Nonviolence expresses solidarity and sorrow with the people of Ukraine and Russia who are suffering, fleeing and resisting Putin’s military occupation of Ukraine. In face of the trauma of war, we are grateful for humanitarian organizations’ support for refugees and casualties of war, and we lift …

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Bay Area: Your New Year’s resolutions can help save our collective future

BY GAIL MCNULTY | ORIGINAL ARTICLE POSTED ON 350 SILICON VALLEY “We need more real love. Gritty, dangerous, wild-eyed, justice-seeking love.” —bell hooks   Image Source: Harli Marten on Unsplash If you live in the Bay Area, you are uniquely positioned to help create the future we all need. Let’s all make New Year’s resolutions …

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2021 RCNV Annual Community Celebration

All is One: Building a Decolonized Future Together In this virtual event we will highlight our regional native communities’ anticolonial environmental justice movements. And we will join together in celebration of the relationships we have built this year, in antiracism education, healing and training, and climate justice organizer training. Learn and engage with two native …

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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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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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What is happening in my hometown of Sheikh Jarrah and the country as a whole?

I am Muna AlSheikh from Sheikh Jarrah, my father was born and raised in Sheikh Jarrah, I grew up in Jordan, digesting in my body and heart the impact of my parents’ stories about Jerusalem, and the ancestral stories about Palestine, pain accompanied me for long time and still does, as it accompanies many Palestinians. …

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Meredith March Against Fear- 54th Anniversary

Meredith March Against Fear 54th Anniversary Photo above by Bob Fitch, Stanford Library Archives On June 7th, 1966, James Meredith, who had integrated the University of Mississippi in 1962, began the March Against Fear; an attempt to walk from Memphis, Tennessee, to Jackson, Mississippi, (Photo at Jackson state capitol above) to promote black voter registration and defy …

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RCNV’s response to the killing of George Floyd May 25, 2020

Justice will remain illusive unless we take an honest look at ourselves and how we are complicit in the perpetuation of racist ideas and actions within our lives and institutions. The senseless killing of George Floyd has devastated our community, nation and the world by laying bare the racist realities of People of Color yet …

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