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
“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
“Meatless Mondays on a Sunday” vegetarian and vegan potluck at RCNV with the Vegetarian Meet-Up. 4-7 PM. RSVP
Love Mondays at Discretion Brewery. 2703 41st Ave. 20% proceeds benefit RCNV’s Building for the Future Campaign. 10 AM to 9 PM.
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.
“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.
“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.
“Pumpkin-Powered Poetry” Open Mic and pumpkin art workshop on Last Thursday. 6 PM.
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: http://rcnv.org