Tag: Martin Luther King Jr.

Meredith March Against Fear- 54th Anniversary

Meredith March Against Fear 54th Anniversary Photo above by Bob Fitch, Stanford Library Archives On June 7th, 1966, James Meredith, who had integrated the University of Mississippi in 1962, began the March Against Fear; an attempt to walk from Memphis, Tennessee, to Jackson, Mississippi, (Photo at Jackson state capitol above) to promote black voter registration and defy…
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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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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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Bob Fitch Memorial: 5/27/16– Link to video and 2015 radio interview with Bob

Autumn Sun took some nice photos at Bob’s memorial in May, 2016: https://www.facebook.com/autumn.sun.58/media_set?set=a.10208879829008074.1073741943.1085185228&type=3 Thank you to Eric Thiermann and Impact Creative for videotaping Bob Fitch’s memorial on 5/27/16 at Peace United Church in Santa Cruz. See link to video below. We encourage people to share it and download it to your computers if you want…
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A Tribute to Our Friend, Photographer and Organizer Bob Fitch, by Josh Sonnenfeld, and Paul Ortiz

A Tribute to Our Friend, Photographer and Organizer Bob Fitch By Josh Sonnenfeld There are two images that come to mind when I think of Bob. The first is of Bob, on the ground, with his back on the pavement of a road somewhere in between the California farming communities of Watsonville and Salinas, clutching…
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Bob Fitch -A Life Well-Lived – Presenté!

The world lost an amazing organizer, Bob Fitch,  on Friday, April 29, 2016. Bob was 76. Below is a brief snapshot of Bob’s activism with the Resource Center for Nonviolence. For more about Bob, his life and photos, see BobFitchphoto.com    A memorial for Bob will be held on Friday, May 27, 2:00PM at Peace United…
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On this day in 1967 Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his first public antiwar speech, “Beyond Vietnam,” at New York’s Riverside Church

On this day in 1967 Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his first public antiwar speech, “Beyond Vietnam,” at New York’s Riverside Church Listen to the whole speech here: http://kingencyclopedia.stanford.edu/…/…/doc_beyond_vietnam/

Pope Francis names RCNV mentors in address to Congress: Dorothy Day, Thomas Merton, and Martin Luther King, Jr.

We are excited that Pope Francis named three historic mentors of the Resource Center for Nonviolence in his address to Congress — Dorothy Day, Thomas Merton, and Martin Luther King, Jr.!  Read this Amy Goodman interview with Robert Ellsberg, biographer of Dorothy Day. VISIT RCNV’s library, which includes books by and about each of these nonviolence…
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Couple wages 60-year fight for rights of others

Couple wages 60-year fight for rights of others  Josh Moon, Montgomery Advertiser12:32 a.m. CDT April 5, 2015 (Photo: Mickey Welsh / Advertiser) There is a mantra that Rev. Robert Graetz and his wife, Jeannie, have lived by — a lesson taught by Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., and practiced among the foot soldiers of the…
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