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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Hawai’i: The newest nonviolent struggle

This week we witness a protest on the Big Island of Hawai’i over a telescope to be built on the peak of Mauna Kea. Mauna Kea is the highest mountain from the sea bed, and many scientist say the view will provide unprecedented access to our solar system and beyond. But for the indigenous leaders

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Pat-Chamberlin-Calamar: presente!

Pat Chamberlin-Calamar, an enthusiastic supporter of the Resource Center for Nonviolence ever since its founding, died June 23, 2019 at age 93. Pat and her husband Don Calamar were leaders of Veterans for Peace in Santa Barbara, and set up crosses for Iraq war victims on the beach. She sang in Santa Barbara’s Raging Grannies and was

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Christopher Colorado Jones, Presente!

We are so sad at the death of our dear friend and collaborator, a lifelong war resister, Christopher Colorado Jones. Christopher Jones, Presente! Christopher Colorado JonesJanuary 12, 1949 – June 29, 2019 Christopher was the producer of the film The Boys Who Said No! that is nearing completion. Christopher initiated the film in 2013 to

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The Power of Antiracism Book Circles

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