CBI Equity Toolkit


Use these cards to guide conversations about equity.


Here’s a list that will help you understand equity in our community.


A spoken word composed by Ebone Lockett, Cato Middle College High School.

CBI Equity Toolkit collateral sponsored by:
CBI Workplace Solutions, and Moore & Van Allen.



Talking Together in Challenging Times
By now each of you is aware of the shooting that took place in Charlotte on Tuesday afternoon (09.21.16) and the reactions that followed last night and into the early morning. Perhaps you may have followed the various statements that have been issued at Wednesday’s press conference and through other media sources. Within a story and circumstance that is sadly all too familiar we confront a story that is part of our national narrative but that will unfold over the next days and weeks in our community. We have a chance to see ourselves within the story – some more directly than others – and to work together for understanding, response and change.

Charleston Talk About Guide
Charleston is going “into the ground” whether we talk about it or not – but our hope is to help people get talking. In the spirit of the President’s admonition that we not go back to business as usual, CBI and OZS Consulting offer this simple guide to help you connect with others as you reflect on and talk about what happened in Charleston, what it means for you personally, and what it means for our community here in Charlotte-Mecklenburg.

"Talking Together in Challenging Times"

Discussion Guide

PURPOSE: To provide a safe space for dialogue and the sharing of feelings, thoughts and ideas following crises and/or tragedies that are occurring in our community and our country.

TIME: 60 – 90 minutes (depending on the number of people involved)

Talking about Charleston

Discussion Guide

PURPOSE: To provide an opportunity for a dialogue about what happened in Charleston, South Carolina on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 and to create a space for the sharing of thoughts, feelings and ideas.

TIME: 40 – 60 minutes (depending on the number of people involved)

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