NCBI MC brings people together across group lines including race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability and class. We provide training and education in schools and the community to increase understanding, promote acceptance, and reduce prejudice. We collaborate with public and private organizations to nurture leadership for social justice and provide opportunities for healing from the impact of oppression.
The Big Idea
Now more than ever we need a way to have difficult conversations and confront inequities head on, in a way that brings people along rather than alienating them. The National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) has long provided spaces for the community to come together to learn and grow. NCBI works with schools, neighborhoods, other nonprofits, public and private agencies to understand the roots and effects of systemic oppression and racism. NCBI’s commUNITY Conversations was started in 2005 and continues to foster discussions to address racism, sexism, homophobia and other forms of oppression. Working with schools and local organizations to educate and understand oppression is also key, as well as supporting young leaders of color and social activists.
The Coalition for Asian Justice strongly endorses the National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) in its effort to build hopeful environments to welcome diversity, healing to change the world, being effective allies and empowering leaders to lead. We share with NCBI a goal to eliminate every form of oppression and intolerance including irresponsible and xenophobic rhetoric and welcome the opportunity to join with them in our mission to achieve social change. NCBI plays an important and positive role in the Monterey County community and thus deserves all forms of support in order to carry out their programs.
- Angie Ngoc Tran