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.

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 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.