The 2019 Stakeholders Breakfast gathered nearly 900 members of our community to explore the theme: “Finding Our Courage for Equity and Justice.” Featured speaker and author Anand Giridharadas encouraged us to ask challenging questions of ourselves and one another. Award-winning musician Dae-Lee asked us to imagine a community where diverse voices are equally valued. Community leaders shared their own stories of what courage looks like in their lives.
Table conversation challenged each guest to examine their own opportunities to show courage. All of these pieces aligned with CBI’s reimagined Mission and Vision, which anchored the breakfast program.
In 2018, CBI convened a record crowd of over 800 people to mark the conclusion of CBI’s 20th Anniversary Celebration. The stories of local people who are working to increase equity in a variety of systems and organizations were showcased through compelling videos. It was also a chance for people to connect with one another through table conversation and to be actively engaged in a CBI experience.