Diversity Workshops in Rochester, NY
Who We Are
The National Coalition Building Institute of Rochester, NY, Inc. (NCBI Rochester) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, affiliated with NCBI International, whose mission is to eliminate racism and all forms of oppression and discrimination.
NCBI International has chapters in the US, South America, and Europe, and college affiliates across the US.
We believe people are more open to dialogue when they feel valued and appreciated - not when they are made to feel guilty.
Because of this, we collaborate with non-profits, businesses, and communities to create a climate where everyone is welcomed as vital contributors to core issues.
This approach is also useful from an organizational perspective - whether questioning prevailing norms and beliefs or challenging oppressive systems.
United as a Community
We add our voice to the condemnation of the tragic deaths of Daniel Prude, George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and far too many other people of color.
No more silos. No more denial. Nothing less than restoring and protecting our precious full humanity. Deep listening, compassionate engagement, and bold acts of courage are what will lead us to that reality.
We condemn all forms of intimidation and violence, whether committed by police or lawless members of the community. We welcome your partnership and creative thinking as we commit to upholding and sustaining a just and equitable society for all.
What Participants Say
NCBI impacts people in the Rochester, NY community, and we're proud.
“…This workshop has helped me to have closer connections with women in my life.”City Resident
“…I gained an understanding of how racism is part of our culture and my unknowing participation in it.”First Time Attendee
“…The idea of generational trauma and PTSS gave me a context as to how it manifests.”Non-Profit Staff Member
“…The knowledge we gained in this short period of time has left me full of grace and understanding.”Faith Leader
“…I enjoyed the pace of the presentation, the conversations as well as the expertise and vulnerability of the facilitators.”Outreach Worker
“…I gained so much insight and courage to make change.”Workshop Participant
“…I appreciated the opportunity for paired conversations to get to know the perspectives of other participants.”Non-profit Employee
“…I realize I need to do a lot more internal work in this area. I appreciate the tremendous wisdom and invaluable thoughts that came from personal sharing.”Non-profit Manager