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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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Solar Story of John and Kimlin

Hello Beloved Nonviolent Community, On Sunday, July 29th, at 2 PM the community will come to RCNV to celebrate the life and contributions of our dear friend John Keith. Read his wife Kimlin’s letter and story about John and how he continues to still inspires others, ultimately helping install solar panels to the RCNV, a…
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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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