Come to the July REJUVENATION MIC!

On Thursday, July 30th, come to the Resource Center for Nonviolence to enjoy incredible performances and free snacks at Project Regeneration’s monthly REJUVENATION MIC!

The Rejuvenation Mic is a community open mic that invites all performers including poets, musicians, dancers, and comedians to share their work with the community.

6:30pm: Workshop – content TBA
7:30pm: Sign ups
8:00pm: Open Mic

This event is free and open to the public, but donations are gladly accepted.

RSVP on Facebook!

Rejuvenation Mic, Thursday July 30th, 6:30pm - 10pm

Coming up this May!

Hey there folks, it’s been a busy Spring so far! We have hosted our first Kingian Nonviolence training here at the center, and it was a great success!

We have plenty more coming up…

 Thursday May 7th, 7:30PM @ RCNV (612 Ocean)

Rafael Landerreche gives a talk on human rights and nonviolence in Mexico

Rafael will speak about his work with indigenous communities in Chiapas, linking his experience there with contemporary Mexico’s institutional crisis (dramatized recently by the disappearance of 43 poor college students at the hands of the government) and the shadowy forces behind the scenes. He will also discuss similar forces evident in U.S. foreign policy and in the assassination of political leaders in this country and the essential need for North-South collaboration in confronting those forces and transforming society.

Click here for more info!

Saturday May 9th @ 2300 Delaware Ave, Santa Cruz

Join the RCNV for our first annual HUMAN RACE participation!

The Santa Cruz County Race features an approximate 5 mile run and walk from 2300 Delaware Ave and down to West Cliff Drive to the Light House Park and back. The Walkathon begins at 8am and takes place rain or shine. The money you raise will help us remodel our building and develop our programs in nonviolence!

Click HERE to participate!!

Tuesday May 12th, 7PM @ UCSC 

Cesar Chavez Convocation! College 9&10 Multipurpose Room

with keynote speaker Nane Alejandrez!


Thursday May 28th, 7PM @ RCNV (612 Ocean)

Rejuvenation Mic! Yup, that’s right folks.. the open mics are back with new vision! We will be continuing our monthly open mics on the final THURSDAYS of the month, with each open mic following a rad workshop!
Workshop at 7, sign ups 7:45, Open Mic 8-10PM

Coming in June…

What: A Kingian Nonviolence Training for Teens/Youth in Watsonville. Lunch provided!
When: June 20th
Where: Watsonville Bike Shack

E-mail if you are interested!

ALSO…If you are at all interested in volunteering with Project ReGeneration and the Resource for Nonviolence, please contact us! We are looking for summer volunteers, people interested in helping organize a youth conference for the fall, and musical/visual artists to feature at our open mics!! Email us at

Coming up at the RCNV!!

Hello friends,

Keeping you in loop with up and coming events…

People-Powered OPEN MIC
FRIDAY February 27
What does love mean to you? Come learn about the six different types of love. Enjoy an informative safe love presentation by Santa Cruz AIDS Project at 6:30pm followed by the open mic 8 -10pm!
David Hartsough speaks at RCNV
Monday, March 2, 2015, 7:00 PM
Lifelong nonviolent activist will engage us with eyewitness accounts of many of the major historical events of the past sixty years, including the Civil Rights and anti–Vietnam War  movements in the United States and the little- known but equally significant nonviolent efforts in the Soviet Union, Kosovo, Palestine, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines.

Intersections on State-Sanctioned Violence

Friday March 6th @ Oakes Learning Center 5-8pm
Saturday March 7th @ RCNV 10am-2pm
This event will bring together community members, political organizers, scholars, and artists/poets from across California to discuss the ongoing historical crisis of state-sanctioned violence against people of color and the movement to oppose white supremacist policing in the U.S.

March 7th will consist of preparing altars for an anti-colonial walking tour through downtown santa cruz on the same day

Hope to see you there! If you are interested in volunteer opportunities, please email us!

Project ReGeneration

Coming Up February 2015!

Friday, February 27 @ RCNV
Project ReGeneration Presents:
(All creative artists welcome)

February’s theme* is on LOVE.
Come share what love means to you, via any medium you wish (spoken-word, song-writing, performance, etc.) after our workshop on “Safe Love” hosted by Santa Cruz Aids Project.

*(Theme is optional)

Workshop from 6:30-7:30 pm, Sign-ups at 7:30 pm, Open Mic 8:00-10:00 pm
@The Resource Center for Nonviolence  located at 612 Ocean St. in Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Coming up this January!!

Take a look at some of the exciting things happening at the RCNV this month!
WE NEED HELP! If you can volunteer on the 14th, 17th, 19th, or 30th–

 please contact us!!

The NAACP Santa Cruz County Branch
and the
Resource Center for Nonviolence
Invite you to a series of events:


In the spirit of MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

January 13 – January 19, 2015

 Two Concerts, a Youth Day, a Film and More!

A creative and musical celebration in the spirit of the Courageous Leadership of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tuesday, January 13: 7-8pm at the Del Mar Theatre mezzanine (2nd floor) 1124 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz.

Let’s Talk About the Moviesfilm discussion of “Selma” which chronicles the story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic struggle to secure voting rights for all people – a dangerous and terrifying campaign that culminated with the epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, and led to President Lyndon B. Johnson  signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Co-sponsored by the Resource Center for Nonviolence and the NAACP, Santa Cruz Branch

Wednesday, January 14, 7:30p.m. @ the RCNV

Folk Master John McCutcheon Benefit Concert

     Music that inspires people to make the world a better place, empowers people, and delivers a message of hope. One of the most dynamic and iconic live performers in Folk Music, six-time Grammy nominee John McCutcheon has a unique blend of stunning instrumental skills, incisive songwriting, and subtly seductive storytelling.

     John’s music has long been inspired by Martin Luther King, Jr. and his message of nonviolence. His latest recording highlights courage, current events and love. 22 Days pays homage to Vedran Smailovic, the “Cellist of Sarajevo,” who, in honor of 22 people killed by a bomb in a Bosnian breadline in 1992, played for 22 days in a row at the bombing site. Smailovic chose to respond to violence and ugliness with a counterintuitive act of beauty, echoing a 1958 quote by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: “Don’t ever let anyone pull you so low as to hate them. We must use the weapon of love.” 

    The song Forgotten is inspired by Malala Yousafzai, targeted by the Taliban for her support of education for girls in Pakistan.

      Tickets:  Sliding scale $18-35, available at or call 831-423-1626 for reservations.  Proceeds benefit the Resource Center for Nonviolence.

Saturday, January 17, Noon – 4p.m. @ RCNV
Youth Day:  “Project ReGeneration- Celebrating Young Leaders”

Free for youth of all ages: *Free food.  *Youth Talent Showcase, *Interactive Workshops, Rainbow Theater performance; Empowering Youth. Sponsored by the Resource Center for Nonviolence and the NAACP, Santa Cruz Branch. For more information: 831.423.1626×103or

Saturday, January 17: 7:00p.m. @ RCNV
The Annual MLK, Jr. GOSPEL NIGHT honoring Sista Monica ParkerA

     Featuring local soloists and choirs. An array of stirring and inspiring songs by prominent local Gospel choirs. Limited seating:  come early!

     Tickets: $10.00- 20 sliding scale, available only at the Door. For more information:  831-429-2266Sponsored by NAACP, Santa Cruz Branch

Sunday, January 18: 7:00p.m.  Film and Discussion.
AL HELM (the Dream): Martin Luther King in Palestine

at the RESOURCE CENTER FOR NONVIOLENCE, 612 Ocean St., Santa Cruz, CA

An African-American gospel choir goes to Palestine to sing in a play by Clayborne Carson about Martin Luther King Jr.  They become witnesses to life under occupation and a nonviolent movement for social justice.  An impassioned cultural exchange ensues, new friendships are forged and attitudes are altered.  A rousing portrait of the changes unfolding in the Middle East as a nonviolent movement grows in Palestine. Sponsored by PIAC, RCNV, NAACP, Santa Cruz Branch .   No entry fee. A free-will donation will be collected.

For more information:


 Monday, January 19:
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service: A Day On, rather than a Day Off.  Charter for Compassion kick-off.  Volunteer! Call the Volunteer Center:  831-427-5070,

Co-sponsored by the Resource Center for Nonviolence and the NAACP, Santa Cruz Branch

 Friday, January 30 @ RCNV

Sign-ups at 7:30, Open Mic 8-10p
@RCNV 612 Ocean St.