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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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Promo image for Truth + Justice=Hope California Ocean & Climate Justice Summit

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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Justice, Joy, and Generosity: a conversation with Enid Lee

It’s no secret schools suffer from racial bias and disparity. Teachers discipline Black students more than white classmates for similar offenses and, according to a recent study, an increase in the discipline or achievement gap between white and black students predicted a rise in the other. But if schools want to change, who can they …

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In honor and remembrance: Al Noor and Linwood Mosques, Christchurch, New Zealand

Greetings in Love to all Muslims in honor of 50 people killed and 48 people injured at the Al Noor and Linwood mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand —sent from the Resource Center for Nonviolence in Santa Cruz, California. We are connected with you. We are you. This act of white supremacy targets all humanity. Any …

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Sherry Conable – Presenté

Sherry Conable – Presenté. Sadly, we have lost longtime Santa Cruz activist Sherry Conable, who died February 4 at age 72. Memorial Details TBA. We appreciate Sherry’s leadership in public action for peace, justice, and human rights for all with Code Pink, Veterans for Peace and SCRAM (SC Resistance Against Militarization). She volunteered with RCNV and many other groups. I’ve …

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RCNV sends love and offers solidarity to the Tree of Life/ L’Simcha Jewish Congregation, Pittsburgh

Resource Center for Nonviolence staff and volunteers send love and offer solidarity to the members and friends of Tree of Life / L’Simcha Jewish Congregation in Pittsburg after the awful murder of 11 of their members and wounding of many more in body and heart. We are grieved by these deaths. We are pained and …

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What is Happening in Palestine?

Within the last few weeks, there had been a Congressional Accompaniment Tour with local Santa Cruz delegates, Tom Helman, David Furnish, Joshua Grossman, Peter Klotz-Chamberlin, and Rose Leopold, Executive Assistant to Congressman Jimmy Panetta, which took a trip to Palestine Gaza. The group had visited cities and villages under military occupation, including East Jerusalem, Bethlehem, …

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