Our Story

Mission

To foster education designed to create a shared understanding of race and racism to inspire a culture of true belonging and justice for all.

Brownicity

A combination of the words brown and ethnicity.
Brown represents melanin, the brown pigment we all have.

Ethnicity means that which we have in common.
Essentially, we all are hues of brown.

/broun nisədē/

Made from the words brown and ethnicity. Brown represents melanin, the brown pigment we all have. Ethnicity means that which we have in common. Essentially, we all are hues of brown!

Brownicity launched in 2015 with the purpose of making important, scholarly-informed, antiracism education accessible. A former professor of education, founder and President Dr. Lucretia Berry designed curricula and other learning experiences to support beginners of all ages by partnering with individuals, churches, schools, and companies. 

Needing to extend access beyond its Charlotte, NC area base, in September 2019, Brownicity launched their Learning Community, an online membership platform offering expert-led courses, workshops, and talks. To date (2020), the online platform has hosted over 10k enrollments. 

Hope-holders for humanity, the Brownicity team remains dedicated to offering eye-opening education for those eager to learn. 

Founders

Lucretia Carter Berry, PhD

Brownicity’s President & Learning Community Director, Lucretia Carter Berry, PhD is an antiracism curriculum specialist, course designer and author of What LIES Between Us - Fostering First Steps Toward Racial Healing, a TEDx speaker, and a writer for in(courage).me. She earned her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Iowa State University and her BA from South Carolina State University.

Nathan Berry

Nathan Berry serves as a Regional Director of Sales at Passport, Inc. He is a communicator and helps facilitate Brownicity’s events. He received his B.A. from Iowa State University’s School of Business and his M.Div from Wake Forest University.

“If we don’t keep them in the dark, our children will light up the world.”

In her 2017 TEDx (Charlotte), Lucretia encourages us to support our children in learning and talking about race.

Advisors

Tehia Starker Glass, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
UNC Charlotte College of Education

Muktha Jost, Ph.D.

Associate Dean
Division of Online Learning UNC Greensboro

Gerardo Marti, Ph.D.

Professor of Sociology
Davidson College

Join us today

We offer eye-opening antiracism education through courses & events.

What lies between us.

This course and guide are for those stirred toward racial healing but don’t know where to begin. Historically, conversations about race/ism are treacherous waters to navigate and the ‘colorblind’ approach has robbed us of a framework, context, and language.

Active Antiracism

Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Prioritizing Native Peoples Everyday Laura Marti – October 13, 2021 📸 Feature Image: www.fws.gov.  A participant in the Miccosukee Indian Festival. Photo by Matthew Hoelscher,

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