We exist to educate and nurture leaders to become powerful cross-cultural allies in eliminating prejudice, oppression, and other forms of mistreatment.
What We Do
We train young people as well as adults to see themselves as leaders who take initiative to stop mistreatment in any form.
We conduct workshops that open participants’ minds and hearts to the challenges and pain that individuals have experienced as a result of mistreatment because of life circumstances, including race, nationality, religion, gender identity, sexual identity and orientation, disability, and socioeconomic class, age, and occupation.
Participants gain insight into their relationship to their own intersecting identity groups as well as to groups different from their own. The result is a greater sense of belonging and shared responsibility for creating thoughtful and welcoming workplaces and communities.
Participants learn how to counteract prejudice by dispelling misinformation, building pride, intervening effectively in difficult situations, and becoming strong allies to others.
NCBI Rochester is committed to ending all oppressions that underlie the many disparities and injustices in our midst.
To that end, we take time to recognize the heritage and contributions of the indigenous peoples who stewarded the land we live on today. The six nations of the Iroquois Confederacy, known as the Haudenosaune (ho-de-no-SHO-nee), include the Cayuga, Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Seneca, and Tuscarora nations. Areas in and around Monroe County are historically located within Seneca territory.
We acknowledge the hardships and atrocities that many indigenous peoples endured. It is necessary if we are to restore respect and equity between us despite a history of racism.
May this statement be our commitment to redress past injustices to all indigenous peoples and to work in harmony to create a society where everyone is valued, respected, and cherished.