More than 400 community members gathered last week to create community and celebrate diversity at Citizens Project’s seventh annual Creating Community Breakfast. The breakfast highlighted 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.
The event raised over $50,000 in general operating support for Citizens Project’s many programs including: candidate survey voter guides, its monthly publication Freedom Watch Online, and the Citizens Project Activist Network, which currently serves over 1,500 subscribers. New and increased donations and pledges will be matched up to $10,000 by the Gay & Lesbian Fund for Colorado. Additional corporate and in-kind sponsorship for the event was provided by The Gazette, Colorado Technical University, Colorado College, Colorado Springs Utilities, Memorial Health System, The Colorado Springs Independent and the Picnic Basket.
The Creating Community Breakfast featured a diverse array of speakers including: Una Ng-Brasch, Joey Glick, Lynn Young, Vanessa Roberts, Steve Elder, Shawna Kemppainen and Kristy Milligan, and also featured musical performances by Anthony and RaDonna Bell.
Thanks to everyone who attended!