Tag: Nonviolence

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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RCNV’s response to the killing of George Floyd May 25, 2020

Justice will remain illusive unless we take an honest look at ourselves and how we are complicit in the perpetuation of racist ideas and actions within our lives and institutions. The senseless killing of George Floyd has devastated our community, nation and the world by laying bare the racist realities of People of Color yet…
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We Want Your Feedback!!

Please complete this survey: https://forms.gle/ZQHmfmgGNdmbEn6u9 After forty three years advocating for social change through nonviolent struggle, the Resource Center for Nonviolence is entering a new era. Two of our staff members, Anita and Peter, are stepping down from their roles as paid staff, after decades of service. As we adapt our staffing model to fit…
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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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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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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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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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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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