Building the capacity of communities for collective liberation and healing.
Enhance the capacity of communities and those who serve them through training, research, and advocacy for collective liberation and healing, so that violence cannot thrive, either against individual persons or groups of people.
A world in which communities are centered in collective liberation and healing so that violence cannot thrive, either against individual persons or groups of people.
Who We Are
The Center for Building Resilient Communities (CBRC) is a collective of professionals with over 25 years of combined experience. The mission of CBRC is to enhance the capacity of communities and those who serve them through training, research, advocacy, education, curriculum enhancement, and implementation for collective liberation and healing so that violence cannot thrive, either against individual persons or groups of people. Our work is rooted in the restoration of human dignity, critical consciousness, transformative change processes, and social justice.
The emergence and unpredictable presence of COVID-19 have changed the lived reality of millions of people across the global community. Amplifying how structural forms of inequality have had an impact on social and economic rights, exacerbating preexisting discrimination, and inequality. Recovery from the pandemic does need the creation of a "New Normal" it demands collective action, liberation, and healing. A new normal will undoubtedly widen the gaps of inequality and discrimination and further enable violence and oppression. CBRC believes this is the opportune time for the co-creation of a better world and nation-states, private and public actors, influences and citizens ought to collaborate with communities to investigate why these inequalities exist. Building resilient individuals and communities is critical for advancing the 2030 agenda and co-creating a world where no one is left behind.
CBRC's response to COVID-19 includes
The development of toolkits in specific subject matter areas. assessing the impact of COVID-19 on specific vulnerable populations through a collaborative effort, implementation of online programs and services, and capacity building and training for collective liberation and healing.
Our Response to COVID-19 and Beyond: Preparing for Emerging and New Realities
Devin Rojas's interview with PositiveHire on the topic: "When Intimate Partner Violence Comes to Work: Employers Consideration During COVID-19 and Beyond. Devin is our Co-founder and serves as our Co-CEO.
Sherna Alexander Benjamin presented at Diplo Foundation Online International Conference "The Future of Meetings" which saw over 500 participants. Her presentation was during the conference session "Technology: Platforms | Apps" and she looked at "Apps and tools: Ice-breakers, surveys, and animations" Sherna is our Co-founder and serves as our Co-CEO.
News and Events
Capacity Building for Community Leaders (CBCL) Program. an intensive 4-week training designed to build the leadership and advocacy skills of community leaders and actors across all sectors.
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