The Resource Center for Nonviolence promotes the powerful combination of Nonviolence and Antiracism

Who we Are

We are multiracial volunteers, staff, donors, and board members committed to a community and place for personal and social transformation, cultural expression, advocacy, reflection, action, and reconciliation, rooted in Santa Cruz County, California.

We join together to develop the powerful combination of nonviolence and antiracism as means to create a more just, equitable, joyful, and sustainable world.

We host meetings and events to build nonviolence and antiracist culture in our community center.

The Resource Center for Nonviolence is located on unceded territory of the Awaswas-speaking Uypi Tribe, and the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band. The land was named by colonizers as the San Lorenzo River watershed, 612 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, California, United States of America. 

The Resource Center for Nonviolence is the public name of the independent 501(c)3 nonprofit Eschaton Foundation.

What we Do

Beloved Community

We stop to see one another and hear one another. We drop to feel impacts of racism in our bodies. We grow our connections. We get ready for social change.

Deep Learning

We strengthen commitments to nonviolence and antiracism in multiracial and affinity group study, conversation, and action.

Why Nonviolence and Antiracism?

Nonviolence is hundreds of actions born in struggles against racism, imperialism, militarism, and patriarchy. Antiracism is learning and action to produce and sustain equity among racial groups. Together they apply personal skills to restore society.

Our Work

Beloved Community Cafe

Monthly online conversations, communal reflections on popular topics and thought leaders in antiracism, nonviolence, and personal commitment. Open invitation to energetic human connections through virtual meeting spaces.

Antiracism Book Circles

Unique opportunity to respond to the impact of the coronavirus crisis and the renewed call for racial equity in our society. You will be collectively and individually growing in understanding that will result in long-awaited inclusion and empowerment for traditionally marginalized groups in our beloved community. RCNV presents this series of antiracism book circles as an act of radical generosity.

The Transformative Justice Leadership Initiative (TJLI) Program

The Transformative Justice Leadership Initiative (TJLI) will be the Resource Center for Nonviolence’s leading program, designed to respond to Santa Cruz County’s need for transformational leadership education, training and support to address the issues connected to living in a historically segregated community.

The Art of Nonviolence

Exhibits of local and regional art expressing multiracial cultures, social criticism and visions for change. Photographs of local, California, and national movements by Bob Fitch.

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Blog

General

Justice, Joy, and Generosity: a conversation with Enid Lee

It’s no secret schools suffer from racial bias and disparity. Teachers discipline Black students more than white classmates for similar offenses and, according to a recent study, an increase in the discipline or achievement gap between white and black students predicted a rise in the other. But if schools want to change, who can they

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Antiwar

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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Kashmir: Fertile soil for the next genocide

Hindu nationalism, like many nationalist movements, has been gaining traction in recent years. But the steps being taken in Kashmir are part of a build up which has been 70 years in the making. Kashmir has been a hotly disputed territory long before India and Pakistan even existed, and this history can tell us a

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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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The Power of Antiracism Book Circles

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