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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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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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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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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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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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