Upcoming Events

Our first CommUNITY Conversation:

Sharing Stories Around the Table

Sunday, March 26, 2017 1-4pm
Center for Change
1238 Fremont Blvd. Seaside, CA

Participants will hear from a panel of people affected by racism, sexism, homophobia, Islamaphobia, anti-Semitism, or anti- immigrant sentiment in the current social and political climate, then participate in a small group discussion.

There is no fee to attend, however donations are encouraged to help ensure that our work toward the elimination of racism and all other oppression continues.

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This event is co-sponsored by NAACP Monterey County and Whites for Racial Equity.

About CommUNITY Conversations

NCBI Monterey County is thrilled to host a series of workshops throughout 2017, building on the success of our popular “Recommitting to End Racism” workshop series. Under the current political climate, NCBI will continue to promote the safety and fair treatment for ALL citizens in our community while creating opportunities for dialog. Participants will emerge from CommUNITY Conversations with actionable skills to find common ground with friends, family and community members.

Imagine discussions throughout the county where people from diverse backgrounds come together, learn about one another’s perspectives and backgrounds, and learn skills to discuss contentious issues. Take the next leap and envision a celebration where people gather in music and dance to discover resources that support their unique needs and continue the conversations. This is the vision of CommUNITYConversations, and it’s what National Coalition Building Institute, Monterey County does best.

Past Events

“Recommitting to End Racism” 2016 Workshop Series
Following recent and ongoing violence against African Americans and other people of color, in particular the killings in Charleston, South Carolina, NCBI MC began presenting a series of workshops entitled “Recommitting to End Racism” which  address racism and other forms of oppression. We are providing a space for people to heal from the wounds of discrimination and generate action steps that they can take to help end racism.

Our kick-off event, held on January 30th, was an encore presentation of the successful “Coming Together for Racial and Social Justice” workshop. Together, we began to identify key racial and social justice issues in Monterey County and had conversations about how to be an effective Ally to address those issues.

The second workshop of the series was led by Ann Jealous and Caroline Haskell, co-authors and editors of the book Combined Destinies, on March 12th, 2016. Part two of that workshop, for those who attended the first session, was held on June 11th, and the third and final installment was held on November 5th. Participants have found the work in these sessions intensive, emotionally and interpersonally meaningful, and memorable.

NCBI also held several community workshops in 2016, including “Welcoming Diversity in Marina” in partnership with the Epiphany Lutheran & Episcopal Church, Marina CA.