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
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.
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.
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.
Book Circle: Letters From Young Activists Edited by Chesa Boudin, Dan Berger & Kenyon Farrow–for BIPOC
Sat, September 25, 2021 to Sat, November 20, 2021
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Book Circle: In This Place Together by Penina E-Schwartz with Sulaiman Khatib
Mon, October 4, 2021 to Sat, November 20, 2021
06:00 pm - 08:00 pm
Book Circle: The Body Is Not An Apology by Sonya R. Taylor–For BIPOC
Mon, October 4, 2021 to Mon, November 22, 2021
06:00 pm - 08:00 pm
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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