Creating Community Breakfast
The Creating Community Breakfast is an annual Citizens Project fundraiser that highlights the work Citizens Project is doing in the Pikes Peak region to promote equal rights, diversity, religious freedom through separation of church and state, and civic engagement. It is a morning to learn about Citizens Project’s work while surrounded by other engaged community members who want to make a change.
Highlights from the 2019 Creating Community Breakfast
Our 2019 Creating Community Breakfast was a great success! It could not have happened without our volunteers, table captains, board members, staff, and every speaker, artist, and community member who helped make this happen.
We raised a total of $44,519! These funds are essential to allowing Citizens Project to remain an advocate for equity, diversity, and separation of church and state in the Pikes Peak Region.
Our theme of the year was privilege. We believe that we must examine what we have been unfairly given in society, especially when there are members of our community who face discrimination and a lack of resources. We asked of ourselves and of our audience: how will you leverage your privilege to combat inequity?
We were joined by keynote speaker Julissa Molina Soto, who spoke about her experience with immigration and overcoming violence, and the ways in which she gives back to her community through advocacy for the Latino community in Colorado.
Our annual Divine Award was granted to Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival for their bold work addressing inequity in their organization and community, and for taking concrete steps toward inclusiveness and access.
We were graced with a performance by Colorado Springs all-women band the Spirettes, expressing “all the things that until recently not just women but all different types of people were told they were not allowed to express.”
We released our 2019 Legislator Report card, which we publish every year to hold our representatives accountable for how they voted on bills that impact equity, diversity, and separation of church and state in Colorado.
Couldn’t make it to the breakfast? Check out an audio version of the event through our podcast. It’s not too late to get involved- contact us if you want to help us create community in the Pikes Peak Region.