Category: Peace

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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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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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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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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Black History Month, Black Heroes, and Black Panther

Black History Month has finally ended but the learning and understanding of African culture is constant and this month, the premiere of ‘Black Panther,’ and the work here at the center is only one small step towards reversing the injustices that our African and Black communities have endured. It is not a secret to us…
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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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In Memory of John Keith: John Keith Solar Future Fund

** NOTE: To donate, click Paypal button Below, not the button in the Right column.** John Keith, husband, father, dear friend, activist, photojournalist, computer engineer, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Thursday, December 21, 3am, 2017. In his honor, John’s family invites you to join them in supporting a project that combines…
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