More than 550 community members gathered today to create community and celebrate diversity at Citizens Project’s eighth annual Creating Community Breakfast. The breakfast highlighted the work Citizens Project is doing in thePikes Peakregion to promote equal rights, diversity, religious freedom through separation of church and state, and civic engagement.
This event raised over $60,000 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. Corporate and in-kind sponsorship for the event was provided by University of the Rockies, The Gazette, Colorado Technical University, Memorial Health System, The Colorado Springs Independent, the Picnic Basket, Colorado Springs Conservatory, and the Gay and Lesbian Fund for Colorado.
The Creating Community Breakfast featured a diverse array of speakers including: Heather Zambrano, Jim Ciletti, Kristy Milligan, June Waller, Warren Epstein, TK Hoffman, and Barbara Reichert, with featured musical performance by the Colorado Springs Conservatory Youth.
The Creating Community Breakfast celebrated the role Citizens Project has played in creating a community which values diversity, equality and religious freedom. Citizens Project has worked tirelessly to combat extremism and promote respect for diversity in the Pikes Peak region seen since its inception in 1992.