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Cherie Brown

National Coalition Building Institute
Founder and Executive Director
Cherie Brown is the founder and executive director of the National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) www.ncbi.org.    For the past 40 years, Cherie has built NCBI into one of the leading diversity, equity, and inclusion organizations, training leaders all over the world in diversity, equity, and inclusion skills.   NCBI has affiliate chapters on 40 college campuses.  An NCBI campus affiliate is a group of students, faculty, and staff, trained by NCBI to deliver skill based DEI training programs and to intervene with proactive coalition building strategies when there are  intergroup conflicts on campus.  NCBI has trained thousands of high school students across the U.S to lead diversity programs in their high schools.  NCBI was one of only 5 organizations to be awarded a best practice by the US Department of Education for it’s work on race and gender on college campuses.  For 40 years, Cherie has led workshops all over the world on antisemitism, internalized antisemitism, and the intersection of antisemitism and racism.  More recently, Cherie has designed and led a unique campus program on antisemutism:  A Coalition Building Approach to Taking on Antisemitism on Campus. Through this project,  Cherie has been training Jewish students, faculty, and staff on campuses to take on antisemitism while building alliances with Palestinian groups, LGBTQ groups, Muslim groups, Black Lives Matter groups etc. For many years, Cherie was an adjunct faculty at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, teaching courses  on Diversity, equity, and inclusion, and Conflict resolution training for rabbis on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.  Cherie is the author of many training guides:  Leading Diverse Communities: A How to Guide to Move From Healing into Action, published by Jossey-Bass;   Antisemitism:  Why is It Everyone’s Concern;  published by Rational Island Publishers;  Working it Out: Blacks and Jews on College Campus, published by the American Jewish Committee