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Meet an Anytowner: Maria Cortez-Perez

“I’m not in law school – yet.” Maria (Anytown 2013) talks about barriers she’s faced being undocumented and her dream of forging an easier path for others. She also has a message for you, her Triad community.

What to Expect at the 2021 Citation Award Dinner

What to expect as an in-person guest, virtual guest, or event sponsor at NCCJ’s Citation Award Dinner on November 10, 2021.

Facilitating Change: NCCJ’s role in an important step toward racial equity in North Carolina’s criminal justice system

In facilitating the Task Force for Racial Equity in Criminal Justice (TREC) meetings, NCCJ put our approach to convening respectful conversations into action on a statewide scale. With the passage of Senate Bill 300, provisions recommended by TREC are now in effect.

A CHANCE to belong: María’s reflections on facilitating NCCJ’s first bilingual youth program

In July, María facilitated NCCJ’s first bilingual program: “For the first time, I was facilitating in both English and Spanish. Working with these students triggered some powerful memories for me.”

Our 2021 Citation Award Honorees

NCCJ to honor Betty Cone of Greensboro and Kitty & Earl Congdon of High Point with the Citation Award on November 10 (virtually and in-person)

Meet Our Summer 2021 Interns

Meet NCCJ’s Summer 2021 interns – Shekinah, Chloe and Ma’Kayla – and learn about why they chose to spend their summer with us.

Reflecting on the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre

It’s been called “the single worst incident of racial violence in American history.” Didn’t learn about it in school? That was no accident.

The Verdict Is In, But the Work Is Far From Over: How Do We Talk About Racism and Community Policing?

Yesterday, Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all charges for the murder of George Floyd. Yet while the verdict is in, the work is far from over. How do we talk about racism and community policing?

From Diversity and Inclusion to Racial Equity: Beyond The 8:46 Series

The 8:46 Series, which educated 900 community members on systemic racism after its launch in August 2020, returns with new programs for April and May 2021. Hosted by NCCJ and YMCA of Greensboro.

Solidarity with Asian Americans: Resources for Allies

Looking for ways to be an ally to our Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) neighbors? Your words of love, solidarity and support matter. But change requires action. First, we ask that you take the time to educate yourself. Here are some resources to help you get started.

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