2021 RCNV Annual Community Celebration | Online Event

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Celebrate multiracial antiracism movements for democracy at our end of year community event.

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All is One: Building a Decolonized Future Together

In this virtual event we will highlight our regional native communities' anticolonial environmental justice movements. And we will join together in celebration of the relationships we have built this year, in antiracism education, healing and training, and climate justice organizer training.

Learn and engage with two native voices in conversation, Chairman Valentin Lopez of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band and Dr. Cutcha Risling Baldy, Department Chair, Native American Studies at Humboldt State University. Dr. Baldy is Hupa, Yurok and Karuk and an enrolled member of the Hoopa Valley Tribe in Northern California. We will delve into the cultural reality and presence of the indigenous voices at the intersection of feminism, revitalization, decolonization and leading environmental justice movements to explore what connects us all.

Valentin Lopez, President and Chair of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band.

Valentin Lopez has been the Chairman of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band since 2003, one of three historic tribes that are recognized as Ohlone. Valentin is Mutsun, Awaswas, Chumash and Yokuts. Valentin Lopez is a Native American Advisor to the University of California, Office of the President on issues related to repatriation. He is a Native American Advisor to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and the Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology. Valentin is working to restore the Mutsun Language, and is a traditional Mutsun singer and dancer. As Chairman, Valentin is a standing member on all Tribal committees and Boards.

Dr. Cutcha Risling Baldy

Is an Associate Professor and Department Chair of Native American Studies at Humboldt State University, and author "We Are Dancing for You: Native Feminisms and the Revitalization of Women's Coming-of-Age Ceremonies." Dr. Risling Baldy is Hupa, Yurok and Karuk, and an enrolled member of the Hoopa Valley Tribe in Northern California. See her popular blog that explores issues of social justice, history and California Indian politics and culture.

Musical Performance by Tammi Brown

Tammi Brown is the fresh and new voice of the award-winning Lost American JazzBook that recently WON the Best Jazz with Vocals album in the 18th IMA (Independent Music Awards). Brown has performed with some of the most notable Music Industry Icons known to the world including renowned Music Producer, Quincy Jones, Alan Parsons, Bobby McFerrin, Stanley Jordan, Dr. Maya Angelou, Joan Baez, Spyro Gyra, and Eric Bibb to name a few. She is currently a vocalist in the two-time Grammy Award nominated Vocal Ensemble, The Cultural Heritage Choir led by the Legendary, Musicologist, Linda Tillery. Tammi’s music journey has placed her on several stages in more than ten countries worldwide including the famous Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York, The Monterey Jazz and Blues Festivals, and various prestigious venues throughout Europe and abroad.

In order for the Resource Center for Nonviolence to continue to promote the conscious practice of nonviolence and antiracism, your support of RCNV and its fantastic programs is more vital than ever. As you know, Covid 19 has made it difficult for most nonprofits to thrive in the current climate and we are no different. The reduced rental of our facility has made it impossible to raise the usual funds that we depend on. Please consider making a tax deductible donation today. RCNV’s reliance on individual donors like you enables us to provide critical and timely programming, pay our small staff, and maintain our infrastructure and facilities.

In the coming year we will launch a holistic, innovative, and body-centered approach to healing from the trauma brought upon by violence and racism through the expansion of our book circle offerings, specific healing practices, affinity groups, and skills trainings.

RCNV and Save Our Shores will launch the California Ocean & Climate Justice Summit Truth+Justice=Hope 2.0 in January. We will continue to amplify the stories of emerging local and state BIPOC environmental justice leaders. They inspire Santa Cruz County and California to recognize how its diverse population, cultural influence, vast wealth, and startup mindset can be essential collective forces to regenerate our ocean and lands and launch a just, sustainable global future.

This online fundraiser event is FREE and we welcome everyone to attend. If it is within your means we hope you will consider a donation. We are offering several donation based ticket options for this event. They are:

  • FREE | Community Member Ticket (No Donation)
  • $5 or MORE | Individual Attendee Donation in an amount other than what is listed
  • $25 | Individual Attendee Donation
  • $50 | Individual Attendee Donation
  • $100 | Individual Attendee Donation
  • $200 | Individual Attendee Donation
  • $500 | Individual Attendee Donation
  • $200 or MORE | Organization Donation
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The Resource Center for Nonviolence, founded in 1976, is a peace and justice organization promoting the practice of nonviolent social change through education, training, and community events. Resource Center for Nonviolence is a program of Eschaton Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation, federal ID #23-7209584. You can find us at

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