Category: Nonviolence

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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RCNV STATEMENT on IRAN

by Peter Klotz-Chamberlin, 1/7/20 The Resource Center for Nonviolence protests the assassination of top Iranian government leader Major General Qasem Soleimani by United States military forces. We encourage all organizations to join the local protest convened by Code Pink Saturday, January 25, 4:00 pm, at the Collateral Damage Statue / Town Clock, Santa Cruz. Protest alone is…
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A big THANK YOU to our 11.2.19 Annual Dinner Supporters: Businesses and Individuals…

THANK YOU!!! Our November 2, 2019 Annual Dinner with Enid Lee was a great success. We are so appreciative of all the individuals and businesses who supported this event. THANK YOU to our Business Supporters: Trader Joe’s Front St., Staff of Life Natural Foods Market, Pacific Cookie Company, Beckmann’s Old World Bakery, Discretion Brewery, Coffeol…
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We Want Your Feedback!!

Please complete this survey: https://forms.gle/ZQHmfmgGNdmbEn6u9 After forty three years advocating for social change through nonviolent struggle, the Resource Center for Nonviolence is entering a new era. Two of our staff members, Anita and Peter, are stepping down from their roles as paid staff, after decades of service. As we adapt our staffing model to fit…
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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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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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Building Compassion and encouraging Nonviolent Activism

Read RCNV Intern Karren Morrer’s letter about why she is passionate about nonviolence. (Text below; See printable reply form) November, 2018 Hello friends: My name is Karren Moorer. Since early March I’ve been interning at the Resource Center for Nonviolence as part of UCSC Community Studies. Many young people believe that anything is possible. I…
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8 Reasons to support RCNV…

8 Reasons to SUPPORT the Resource Center for Nonviolence, Santa Cruz, California: 1. We’re expanding our after-school nonviolence programs for local high school YOUTH.  Support RCNV via Santa Cruz Gives – through December 2018.  https://santacruzgives.org/nonprofit/eschaton-foundation/ 2. We offer TRAINING in NONVIOLENCE: Kingian Nonviolence trainings twice each year; 12/14/18-How We Win with George Lakey, who has led over…
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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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