Organizing Listening Projects in Synagogues and Jewish Organizations
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Handling Disagreements with Jews on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Cherie Brown
Presenter Bio:

Cherie Brown, Vice President of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom, is the founder and executive director of the National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI), in Washington, DC. NCBI has chapters in 50 cities, on 75 college campuses and in dozens of high schools, where community leaders work together in teams to lead prejudice reduction, inter-group conflict resolution and perform coalition building work (NCBI Web site: www.ncbi.org). NCBI has won many awards for its anti racism work, including being featured as a Best Practice in President Clinton's Initiative on race. The work of NCBI and has been featured in the Washington Post, USA today, NPR, Los Angeles Times and, ABC Evening News. In addition, Cherie has been involved in Middle East peace work for 34 years, including helping to found Breira, New Jewish Agenda, Break the Silence, and the Tikkun Community. She has led Black-Jewish coalition building work for 30 years, and is the author of many leadership training manuals including: The Art of Coalition Building, A Guide to Community Leaders (published by the American Jewish Committee; Working It Out: Blacks and Jews on College Campuses (published by AJC) and Healing into Action: A Leadership Guide for Creating Diverse Communities.

Cherie has worked as a consultant for many different Jewish organizations on conflict resolution and prejudice reduction work, including the Council on Jewish Federations, the Anti-Defamation League, American Jewish Committee, Center for Jewish Leadership and Learning, Religious Action Center of the Reform Jewish Movement, United Synagogue Youth and Hadassah.

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