Students will gain hands-on experiences learning how to create historical narratives of civic-engagement with primary documents including letters, oral history interviews, radical journals and newspapers.

Sessions start May 13th, 2020

Click here to pre-register for one of only 25 spots in this amazing course:

This is an opportunity to join together by computer or phone and build the beloved community. Check-in from your place, hear from one another, share your vision of nonviolent changes we want to see in our lives and society.

Every Wednesday at noon on Zoom.

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Yearning for connection? See RCNV’s new virtual exhibit: “Connections: a Printmaking Exhibit.” “Connections” ties us to the healing power of nature, our history and our memories. The art provides a window of hope for the current moment. It helps us to remember the past and to face the future. 

On display online through July 31, 2020.

View “CONNECTIONS” virtual exhibit Now!

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.



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.