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Interdependence

What value will we celebrate this July 4th, independence or interdependence?  The Covid-19 virus, then US government failures to contain the virus, then police murder of George Floyd, then eruptions of outrage and protest in every corner of the country, all combine to take the wraps off deep wounds in the national body, wounds that…
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RCNV Coronavirus Update to the Community

The RCNV facility at 612 Ocean Street in Santa Cruz, CA is temporarily closed to public events and meetings until Santa Cruz County health guidelines permit a step by step reopening. Listening to local and national health leaders, and the experience of RCNV Board President Jorge Mendez, who works with health centers, RCNV stopped public gatherings and…
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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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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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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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Kashmir: Fertile soil for the next genocide

Hindu nationalism, like many nationalist movements, has been gaining traction in recent years. But the steps being taken in Kashmir are part of a build up which has been 70 years in the making. Kashmir has been a hotly disputed territory long before India and Pakistan even existed, and this history can tell us a…
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Inclusive Politics

August 1, 2019 Inclusive Politics– a statement by the Resource Center for Nonviolence Steering Committee – Silvia Morales, Chairperson The Resource Center for Nonviolence has the mission to offer education in social justice issues, advocate nonviolent action and nonviolent solutions to oppressions and violence, and to train people for political activism. The Center welcomes controversial…
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Hawai’i: The newest nonviolent struggle

This week we witness a protest on the Big Island of Hawai’i over a telescope to be built on the peak of Mauna Kea. Mauna Kea is the highest mountain from the sea bed, and many scientist say the view will provide unprecedented access to our solar system and beyond. But for the indigenous leaders…
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Immigration in America: A story many have heard– with data almost no one knows.

Today we look at the border wall. A subject on all of America’s mind, the wall has been an entity of controversy on all sides. Two sides claim it’s flawed: for some the wall represents a militarization of otherness– an arbitrary divide in the sand which can mean life and death for those we have…
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Pat-Chamberlin-Calamar: presente!

Pat Chamberlin-Calamar, an enthusiastic supporter of the Resource Center for Nonviolence ever since its founding, died June 23, 2019 at age 93. Pat and her husband Don Calamar were leaders of Veterans for Peace in Santa Barbara, and set up crosses for Iraq war victims on the beach. She sang in Santa Barbara’s Raging Grannies and was…
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