Holding the Center

BridgeDrawing 1997Conf

Drawn by a participant at the initial community building conference in December 1997.

 

In a recent interview, President Barack Obama stated: "It's hard not to think sometimes that the center might not hold, that things might get worse.  We must reject such despair."

Though despair is a fair and legitimate place to go at times like these, we simply cannot stay there. Read more from CBI's Executive Director, Dianne English, as she reflects on recent events through the CBI lens and offers insight into what we as a community must confront and how we can work for change.

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CBI's Board of Directors Responds to HB2

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In alignment with its Vision-Mission-Values, on March 31st CBI's Board of Directors adopted a statement in response to the passage of NC House Bill 2.

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Bishop Tonyia Rawls & Clergy Opposed to NC's HB2 Lead Interfaith Gathering

Led in prayer by CBI's Bishop Tonyia Rawls, Pastor of Sacred Souls Community Church, watch as Charlotte clergy opposed to North Carolina's HB2 lead an interfaith gathering. Charlotte Mayor, Jennifer Roberts, was also in attendance. 

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CBI's Programs Gain Momentum, Charlotte Five Takes Notice

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For almost two decades, CBI has been developing signature programs to promote equity and inclusion in the Charlotte Community. In a recent article published by Charlotte Five, one of the area's leading community new sources, they discuss the dynamics and impacts these programs have on the Charlotte area.

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