Finding our Courage for Equity and Justice

Our mission

CBI’s mission is to give people and organizations the knowledge, skills, and courage to fight bias, remove barriers to opportunity and build a more equitable and just Charlotte-Mecklenburg.

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October 21

Leaders Under 40 Alum Michael Zytkow Creates Game to Help People Understand City’s 2040 Comprehensive Plan

Michael Zytkow received a call in May from the City of Charlotte about an opportunity he couldn't turn down. “I was immediately excited," he says.... Zytkow spent the following month creating a city building game called "Charlotte Future".

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July 30

Remembering John Lewis: The Struggle of a Lifetime

During this week as our nation honors the life and legacy of Congressman John Lewis, we invite you to reflect on some of the words and wisdom he offered at different points in his life.  In tribute and gratitude let us find courage and support as we continue to live, work and witness in these times.

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June 23

Former CBI Board Co-Chair Honored as Charlotte Post Foundation Luminary

A man of the cloth who pastors while striving for justice and equity, Bishop Claude Alexander is the 2020 Luminary for The Charlotte Post Foundation.

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June 5

Standing Together for Justice

This Joint Statement is offered in partnership with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Relations, City of Charlotte Office of Equity, Mobility and Immigrant Integration, Mecklenburg County Office of Equity and Inclusion, Community Building Initiative, and Race Matters for Juvenile Justice.

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June 2

A Vision Of Our Community

CBI joins countless others across Charlotte-Mecklenburg and the nation in mourning the murder of George Floyd, along with Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and others. We stand alongside those who recognize this as an inflection point, after which the disproportionate impacts of systemic racism can no longer go back into the ground of our […]

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May 8

DA Spencer Merriweather, LU40 Class 1, reflects on equity and justice

“As we begin to think about how we might restart this engine, it is forcing us to really think about what it is that we need,” says DA Spencer Merriweather, LU40 grad.

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Contact Us

601 East Fifth Street
Suite 460
Charlotte, NC 28202

Office

704.943.9763

Email

mjones@cbicharlotte.org


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