Center for Ethnic, Racial and Religious Understanding
Provide nonviolent communication tools to bridge social differences and create a more equitable society.
The Queens College Center for Ethnic Racial and Religious Understanding was founded in 2009 through a generous grant provided by the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C. CERRU is a non-partisan organization that works closely with members of the Queens College and broader Queens community to build a movement to encourage cross-cultural engagement in a rapidly changing world.
- Education and workshops
The Borough of Queens, NY, is home to 2.5 million people, who speak at least 80 languages, often live in clearly defined neighborhoods, and half of whom were not born in the US. Queens College has over 20,000 students from more than 140 different countries, many of whom are members of diaspora communities. CERRU serves this diverse Queens College and Queens population by providing a mechanism for building trust across differences as well as workshops geared toward developing conflict transformation skills
- Undoing Bias Fellowship
CERRU runs two competitive student fellowships, which are the backbone of the organization. Through these two fellowships, the Center mentors and trains a next generation of leaders who will be operating in an increasingly multicultural world.
Main Focus Countries of Activities
Flushing, NY, USA - 2 - Flushing, NY, USA