Nonviolence is Participatory! Upcoming programs:

Check out upcoming Fall 2014 programs from the Resource Center for Nonviolence:

Nonviolence is Participatory!

Action, Relationships, Collaboration, People Power

Participation is the theme of Fall 2014 programs at RCNV

            All events at RCNV, 612 Ocean Street, unless a different location is given below.

September 11, 18, 25

“Nonviolence Handbook” discussion group with Irene O’Connell and Peter Klotz-Chamberlin.  Read and discuss Michael Nagler’s 65-page introduction to social and personal nonviolence.  Buy the book at RCNV ($12).  7 PM

September 15

“Voices Across the Divide” film and Q & A with Alice Rothchild.  Oral history project exploring the Israeli/Palestinian conflict through personal stories. $5-$10 sliding scale.  7 PM

September 20

“Meatless Mondays on a Sunday” vegetarian and vegan potluck at RCNV with the Vegetarian Meet-Up. 4-7 PM. RSVP

September 22

Love Mondays at Discretion Brewery.  2703 41st Ave. 20% proceeds benefit RCNV’s Building for the Future Campaign.  10 AM to 9 PM.

September 26

Open Mic “Truth and Story Telling” with Project ReGeneration. 7 PM

October 7, 14, 21, 28, 

November 4, 13, 18

“Studying Conflict and Compassion” re: the Middle East. Cowell College course lectures (Hatam Bazian, Christine King, Bruce Thompson, Stephen Zunes and more), plus community conversation after each lecture.  Lectures at Merrill College 105, 6-7:45 PM.  Contact RCNV for conversation details.

October 8

“Participate!” with Nina Simon, Executive Director of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History.  Mixer at 6:30 PM.  Program at 7:30.  Explore how your group can improve its invitation to participate. Nina will share her experience and advice about how she and her team have transformed the MAH into a participatory experience.  The museum’s profile, attendance, and participation have skyrocketed under Nina’s leadership.  Nina Simon is the author of “The Participatory Museum.”  $10-$20 donation.  Please RSVP.

October 9, 16, 23, 30

“Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict” 3 week conversation group to prepare for the author speaking at the RCNV annual dinner.  Buy the book at RCNV ($22).  Case studies of the Iranian Revolution, Palestinian First Intifada, Philippine People Power, and Burmese Uprising.

October 24

“Nonviolence is Participatory” Annual Dinner program with Erica Chenoweth, co-author of “Why Civil Resistance Works: the Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict.”  Gourmet vegetarian dinner with friends to support the work of RCNV.  Reserve a ticket ($40-$100 sliding scale) or a table by calling RCNV.  5 PM meet and greet.  6 PM dinner.  7 PM program.

October 30

“Pumpkin-Powered Poetry” Open Mic and pumpkin art workshop on Last Thursday.  6 PM.

All Fall

Building for the Future Capital Campaign.  House meetings, visits, invitations to help RCNV build a better building to serve social change groups, non-profit organizations, and its own programs to grow nonviolence.  Your contribution builds for the future!  For more info:

This month’s OPEN MIC featuring a QUEEN

Project Regeneration is Proud to Present:

Final Friday People Powered Poetry featuring Santa Cruz Legendary Champion Queen Jasmeen 

Jasmine Schlafke is a creative consultant, poet, doula, mother and diversity trainer. While at Cabrillo College she studied Sociology, ran the Black Student Union, served as the diversity ambassador for the student senate and worked as a personal assistant for Julie Edwards; one of our Nations leading authorities on early childhood education. Today she is a lead coordinator for the Santa Cruz Legendary POETRY Slam, consults on diversity issues for the likes of Planned Parenthood, Santa Cruz County prison and juvenile hall as well as corporations like Nutiva Foods and Google. Her intention is to serve, speak and praise in everything she does.

She recently filmed a talk for TEDx on Creative Resistance. Please view, share, and support her work.

Also be sure to like her on facebook:

6:30pm-7:30pm: POETRY WORKSHOP BY: Emma Garcia

7:30pm Sign Ups
8:00pm Open Mic
9:00pm Queen Jasmeen Feature

For any questions email: regeneratepeace@gmail.comphoto