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Feb
11
Fri
Aftershocks Conversation: Building on the CBI Breakfast
Feb 11 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

At CBI, we continually examine what’s in our ground — for us personally as well as for our identity groups, organizations, community, and nation. Our ability to build a more inclusive and equitable future starts when we become more aware of our ground, where we stand, and what shapes us – economic inequality, educational disparities, our community’s enduring legacy of segregation, housing, health disparities and more. The resulting reverberations remind us of our shared responsibility to rebuild on firmer footing. Join us in an exploration of these aftershocks that we began at our 2021 Stakeholders Breakfast.

 

What aftershocks have you felt most strongly after all we’ve gone through since 2020?

Do you think our country is starting to reckon with its history of racial injustice? If so, how? If not, why not? Have you seen any local changes relative to racial justice? 

How are you reconnecting with the people in your life?  How are you reconnecting within the community?    

What does Charlotte need to do to rebuild? What should we do as a community to be better able to withstand future events like these (the pandemic, housing crisis, educational lapses, economic losses, etc.)? 

What’s one thing that you could (re)commit to doing, that would help you feel like you’re part of moving this community forward? 

What are you most hopeful about? Who or what inspires you? 

 

Registration is required for this free virtual event.

Mar
15
Tue
Aftershocks Conversation: Building on the CBI Breakfast
Mar 15 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

At CBI, we continually examine what’s in our ground — for us personally as well as for our identity groups, organizations, community, and nation. Our ability to build a more inclusive and equitable future starts when we become more aware of our ground, where we stand, and what shapes us – economic inequality, educational disparities, our community’s enduring legacy of segregation, housing, health disparities and more. The resulting reverberations remind us of our shared responsibility to rebuild on firmer footing. Join us in an exploration of these aftershocks that we began at our 2021 Stakeholders Breakfast.

 

What aftershocks have you felt most strongly after all we’ve gone through since 2020?

Do you think our country is starting to reckon with its history of racial injustice? If so, how? If not, why not? Have you seen any local changes relative to racial justice? 

How are you reconnecting with the people in your life?  How are you reconnecting within the community?    

What does Charlotte need to do to rebuild? What should we do as a community to be better able to withstand future events like these (the pandemic, housing crisis, educational lapses, economic losses, etc.)? 

What’s one thing that you could (re)commit to doing, that would help you feel like you’re part of moving this community forward? 

What are you most hopeful about? Who or what inspires you? 

 

Registration is required for this free virtual event.

Mar
25
Fri
Book Club Lunch: How the Word Is Passed by Clint Smith
Mar 25 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

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What do arguments about Confederate monuments, plantations and “critical race theory” all have in common? They’re all examples of how we continue to struggle to define the legacy of America’s history of slavery – and reminders that the past isn’t truly behind us. Join CBI Board Member Ely Portillo for a dynamic discussion of “How the Word is Passed,” a New York Times-bestselling book that explores sites from Monticello to Angola Prison to see how we’re reckoning with these questions. Author Clint Smith, a Davidson graduate, was the featured guest at CBI’s 2021 Stakeholders Breakfast. You can view a video of his conversation with Sonja Gantt at the 2021 Stakeholders Breakfast HERE.

The virtual event is free, but registration is required.

Apr
1
Fri
Aftershocks Virtual Community Bus Tour
Apr 1 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Launched in 2011, CBI Bus Tours are intended as an innovative, interactive approach to bringing the history of Charlotte to life, while exploring how our shared history and “what’s in the ground” in our community impacts our present and our future. The tours were developed and tested with the support of a grant from the Arts & Science Council, in collaboration with Dr. Tom Hanchett (Community Historian, Levine Museum of the New South, retired) and John Howard (City of Charlotte, Historic Districts Commission).

This special edition VIRTUAL bus tour will explore the aftershocks of decisions made over time in Charlotte-Mecklenburg that have shaped the community we see today.

Registration is required for this free, virtual event.  This event is brought to you by CBI Presenting Sponsor Wells Fargo.

 

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