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Representation Matters: You Can’t Be What You Can’t See

In many ways, social justice is a matter of fairness. It’s a matter of each and every member of a community being seen, heard, and represented in equal measure. To quote Aisha Thomas, “until society represents everyone, the questions will always be: ‘where do I belong?’, ‘do I belong?’” Representation matters in conversations about social […]

Remembering George Johnson

George R. Johnson, NCCJ’s board chair, died on Sunday, November 15, after a long battle with cancer. We mourn our dear friend, cherishing his memory and celebrating his remarkable legacy. George and his wife Linda have long been close friends and supporters to NCCJ. George has been a member of our board of directors since […]

Community Practices to Bridge the Divide

Divisions created by races up and down the ballot won’t just disappear after the polls close. Rebuilding our community will take all of us.

Community Leader Spotlight: Denny and Lou

“We can’t fix problems if we don’t understand them,” say Denny and Lou of Bouvier Kelly. “The more people who commit to these five community practices, the better we will understand where our neighbors are coming from and how to support and respect each other.”

Your Vote Matters: A Message from José

José F. Oliva (ANYTOWN 2011) has a message to share about why your vote matters and how you can help other North Carolinians exercise their right to vote, too.

Practicing Open Minds, Respectful Voices

If we can’t talk to each other with civility and respect, we won’t be able to find the common ground we need to live and work together. Join us on October 20 or 21 to put Open Minds, Respectful Voices into practice.

The Citation Award Dinner Goes Virtual

Join us VIRTUALLY on November 11 to honor Mary Humphrey Kendrick and Rev. Dr. Frank K. Thomas and celebrate diversity, equity and inclusion in the Triad.

Community Leader Spotlight: Maria Gonzalez

“I encourage you to expand your connections to a diverse group of people, ask questions, listen to their stories, struggles and challenges,” says Maria Gonzalez, CEO of ClubFitness Greensboro.

Community Leader Spotlight: Charrise Hart

“Committing to the five community practices also allows me to be a part of something greater. I know that I am not alone in administering these practices,” says Charisse Hart, CEO of Ready for School, Ready for Life.

Join us for The 8:46 Series

Join us for The 8:46 Series for an in-depth look at systemic racism. It will take a sustained, collective effort across all sectors to create real change.

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