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Nicole Brown

Community Development Associate

Nicole recently joined The Democracy Collaborative as an Associate for the Community Development Programs. She has a background in adult education, workshop facilitation and community organizing. Nicole has worked with community based organizations for a decade, in roles that supported educational, social, and economic programming that served residents of distressed neighborhoods in her hometown of New York City. She is passionate about eliminating structural economic and racial inequality, and in her spare time, co-facilitates educational workshops on classism in the U.S.with Class Action, a Boston-based social justice organization. Nicole holds a B.A. in Africana Studies and Sociology from Mount Holyoke College and a M.A. in Education Policy Studies from The George Washington University.

Nicole is excited to now join The Democracy Collaborative team where she can work alongside other change agents committed to disrupting oppression.

 

Recent blog posts:
  • The Movement for Black Lives Policy Agenda

    Here at the Democracy Collaborative, we were incredibly excited when the Movement For Black Lives announced their policy agenda last month, underscoring the need to develop real systemic solutions to the drivers of systemic racial inequality in America (and honored to see that our work on building more inclusive local economies had found its way into a few pieces of this collaborative mosaic of transformative policies assembled by an incredible nationwide team of scholars, activists, and policy advocates). After studying and discussing the program internally, The Democracy Collaborative has decided as an organization to formally endorse the M4BL policy platform, not because we necessarily agree with every single detail of every recommendation, but because we believe it is an important contribution to a vital national conversation, and should be a key starting point in the urgently needed efforts to find policy solutions that address both the police violence inflicted with tragic regularity on too many individual Black lives, and the larger systemic violence inflicted on Black communities by an inequitable economic system. Below, our Community Development Associate Nicole Brown delves deeper into the structure and significance of the M4BL agenda and its connections to our work.