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The Coalition for Building a Resilient Community (CBRC)

The Coalition for Building a Resilient Community (CBRC, pronounced see-brick) is a cross-community group of graduate students, staff members, and faculty in the department of political science. CBRC organizes events and undertakes initiatives intended to build a community resistant to all forms of harassment, mistreatment, and disrespect, and working to affirm, build, and reinforce principles of mutual respect, appreciation, and inclusion in our community.

Our committee, the Coalition for Building a Resilient Community (CBRC), was constituted to deter harassment, in ways large and small, and in all its modes and targets, by building a Political Science Department community resistant to all forms of mistreatment and disrespect. Given that harassment, denigrating and unwelcome behavior and communication find no space to seed and fester in communities of mutual respect and appreciation, our Coalition seeks to build and foster such a Resilient Workplace Community, founded on a reaffirmation of these principles:

  • Our core expectation in all relations and interactions among and between faculty, staff, and students is one of full and mutual respect and appreciation.
  • The department is a place where everyone should feel included and welcomed. It is a community where everyone sees themselves, and are seen by others, as vitally and co-equally important contributors to our departmental community.
  • Along with the entire department, collectively and individually, C-BRC dedicates itself to developing and sustaining, and also always improving, our very best and strongest departmental community.

Toward these ends, CBRC develops community-building initiatives and activities that emphasize acknowledgement and appreciation of all our community-members and their contributions to the work of our department, to our department workplace community, and to the broader communities in which we live.