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María says “farewell” and embarks on a new journey

“NCCJ helped me find my footing and place in this country as an immigrant, it taught me that women always have a place at the table and that I don’t have to agree with everything I’m told. I learned that my body will always be the body it needs to be and that a conversation can truly, truly, change a life. “

NCCJ Names Interim Executive Director, Chairs for Transition Team Committee

Following Ivan Canada’s departure in January 2024, Erika Rain Wilhite will serve as NCCJ’s interim executive director. Mona Edwards and Neil Belenky will co-chair the Transition Team.

Triad workplace DEI Spotlights (2023)

NCCJ’s mission of fighting bias, bigotry and racism and building more inclusive and compassionate communities for all of us – not just some of us, is a big mission that […]

Bearing witness and standing up against hate in our communities

As we bear witness to the death and pain in Israel and Gaza, we cannot afford to look away from the fear and pain felt by our Jewish, Muslim, and Arab-American neighbors in our own community.

Alison’s struggle with the Thanksgiving myth

My ancestors made no effort to try to understand the culture of the Wampanoag. They took the land they wanted. They stole food and supplies.

Friends, I have some bittersweet news to share

I will be transitioning out of my role here at NCCJ in mid-January 2024 for an incredible professional opportunity as the next president & CEO for the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits. 

Learning about Eugene Hairston

Eugene Hairston is the only known/named individual lynched in Guilford County, North Carolina. His name is important. He was important. NCCJ’s board chair, Jennifer Martineau, shares her thoughts on learning about Eugene Hairston.

Meet our 2023 Citation Award honorees

NCCJ will honor community leaders Mae Douglas and Dr. Patrick Harman with the Brotherhood/Sisterhood Citation Award on Wednesday, November 8

My depression is a shapeshifter: Richie’s reflection on mental health

Richie (Anytown 2022) shares a poem and reflects on his mental health journey. “Hope is the word that keeps me going.”

Sophia (Anytown 2019) on finding power and creating change within the school system

Sophia Carson (Anytown 2019) organized a movement at her high school to diversify literature being taught in English classes.

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