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Christopher Colorado Jones, Presente!

We are so sad at the death of our dear friend and collaborator, a lifelong war resister, Christopher Colorado Jones. Christopher Jones, Presente! Christopher Colorado JonesJanuary 12, 1949 – June 29, 2019 Christopher was the producer of the film The Boys Who Said No! that is nearing completion. Christopher initiated the film in 2013 to…
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Sofia Painiqueo Visits the Resource Center to share her story as a Mapuche Activist

Sofia Painiqueo, a singer, leader, and rights advocate of the Mapuche people in Chile, came to talk to the Santa Cruz community this Monday here at the Resource Center for Nonviolence. The talk was graciously hosted and translated by the Center’s own Bernardita García-Jiménez and fellow activist Yolanda Provoste-Fuentes. Sofia started and ended the gathering…
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A Season for Nonviolence?

This year started off with several events at the Resource Center for Nonviolence. There was the Poor People’s Town Hall in Felton, MLK Youth Day, the MLK March for the Dream, the John McCutcheon concert. Then there is currently the organization of the upcoming programs: the next Poor People’s Town Hall in Live Oak, The…
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Waging Love in a Time of War for 42 years of Annual Dinners

This past Friday, September 21st, gave way to a successful 42nd year of Annual Dinners for the Resource Center for Nonviolence.  With a full house of over 150 people in attendance, our annual dinner was graced with entertainment by local musician Tim Brady of Cement Ship, a gourmet vegetarian dinner prepared by Eileen Balian and…
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What is the Poor People’s Campaign–and why should I be part of it?

“I choose to identify with the underprivileged. I choose to identify with the poor. I choose to give my life for the hungry. I choose to give my life for those who have been left out… This is the way I’m going.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The Beginning of the Poor People’s Campaign…
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Gaza families and UN staff send message of light to Americans

Palestinians urge U.S. citizens to press Trump to release frozen U.S. aid and open blockade in Gaza On Tuesday, August 14th at 9pm, UN staff and their families, including doctors, trauma counselors, social workers, bus drivers and engineers, gathered in the darkness of a punitive black-out to send a message of light to the American…
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7 Myths About Nonviolence

7 MYTHS ABOUT NONVIOLENCE—and what is it really? What is nonviolence? Here are some myths about nonviolence that you may not know about! Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was convinced that, “the choice today is no longer between violence and nonviolence. It is either nonviolence or nonexistence.” 1. Nonviolence is the absence of violence Most…
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