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Resource Center for Nonviolence

Organization Mission

The Resource Center for Nonviolence promotes the practice of nonviolence as a means of effecting personal and social change and creating a more just, peaceful and sustainable world. This commitment to nonviolence is rooted in reverence for life in all its forms, and the dignity of all persons.

We encourage these commitments:

  1. Learn my role in racism, militarism, economic exploitation, patriarchy, and other violence
  2. Take nonviolent actions in personal and political life
  3. Learn from my mistakes and my successes—and from others around me
  4. Make connections with marginalized people
  5. Apply nonviolence to other parts of my life: meditation, music, journaling, artistic expression
  6. When engaged in conflict, actively respect all people involved
  7. Learn from activists in struggles around the world
  8. Learn from and organize nonviolent action campaigns
  9. Build communities of activism, solidarity, mutual respect, and commitment to nonviolence

 

The Big Idea:
Project Regeneration Nonviolence Training for Youth

Project Regeneration is to teach Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s six steps of nonviolent action to students at a public high school. Students will choose a social change issue they’d like to work on, then learn and apply the Kingian process to identify, investigate, address, negotiate, take public action, and reconcile social justice issues that impact them at school or in their community.

In this way, Project Regeneration will develop the next generation of nonviolent leaders. RCNV also provides a facility and organizational support for community members to work for human rights, economic justice, racial justice, peace, refusing militarism, environmental sustainability, and more. In the past year, more than 100 local nonprofit organizations used our space for events, meetings, and constructive work.

  This experience continues to contribute so much to my life. The community that we were in [trip to Selma] was very horizontal and made me much more engaged and accountable to my actions and words, and conscious of the ways in which I have an impact on the group. I also have learned so many organizing and life lessons from the folks on the trip and from Selma.

LN, Santa Cruz, age 18