Resource Center for Nonviolence PROGRAMS: 

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Resource Center for Nonviolence PROGRAMS: 

Kingian Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation Training: Core certification training in the philosophy and methodology that provides the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary for people to pursue peaceful strategies and solve personal and community problems.

Project ReGeneration/ Youth Empowerment: Creating spaces where youth can learn about active nonviolence, gain leadership skills, share their talents, participate in inter-generational dialogue, and explore what community means to them.

Opposing Militarism: Developing a truth-in-recruitment presence in schools and colleges on the Central Coast.

Palestine Justice Coalition (formerly Palestine Israel Action Committee): Seeking human rights for Palestinians and Israelis. PJC organizes education events and supports boycott, divestment and sanctions in support of human rights for all persons in Israel and Palestine, and in support of equal rights of return for Palestinians as well as Jews.

Alliance to Dismantle White Supremacy-  Dismantling white supremacy with an intersectional lens. 

Nonviolent Networking Nights: 3rd Thursday of each month. Potluck dinner and lively discussion on a variety of topics.

Racial and Economic Justice: working toward the Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Beloved Community

Public Forums: Speakers tell stories and analyses from struggles around the world.

The Art of Nonviolence: Exhibits highlighting justice and nonviolence.


About our Program staff: 

Drew Glover leads Kingian Nonviolence Trainings and coordinates volunteers and interns.  Drew also coordinates youth empowerment programs including RCNV’s Project ReGeneration.  He connects young people with one another to discuss their issues and learn skills for nonviolent activism. Drew organized the 2016 Explore Your Social Justice Community workshop, and strives to connect across many organization. Drew also is the lead for the Alliance to Dismantle White Supremacy.

Peter Klotz-Chamberlin organizes speaking events and study groups, and is active in networking with ally groups of RCNV.  He is the staff liaison with the Palestine Justice Coalition.  Peter is a co-founder of RCNV.

The Nonviolent Action Training and Education program is coordinated by Peter Klotz-Chamberlin, Drew Glover and Sarah Durant Smith.   The program offers training in organizing an action, strategy for change, group facilitation, social media, and more.


Our offices are open Monday through Thursday from 12 – 4 pm. RCNV is centrally located at our 612 Ocean St. facility in Santa Cruz. Our Bookstore (In transition 11/17):  currently in stock:  Organic fair trade items from Palestine, (olive oil, Za-Atar etc.), posters, and more.  Still to come: more books for sale focused on nonviolence and justice. : Shelves for our extensive Roy Kepler Library on Nonviolence and Social Change, featuring a large collection of books by and about Gandhi and more. More library books to be on display as soon as we get more shelves.

Facilities:   The Resource Center has several spaces for the community that are available for rental: Scott Kennedy Hall (capacity 180) Community Room (capacity 60); Conference Room (capacity 12) . The Center can host meetings, performances, films, celebrations, or exhibits and offers very reasonable rates. For scheduling and rates: Tom Monahan 831.423.1626 extension 106 or rcnvrentals   (at)

For more information about RCNV programs, call 831-423-1626. See also EVENTS page on this site.