More than 500 community members gathered today to create community and celebrate diversity at Citizens Project’s ninth 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.
This 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. Corporate and in-kind sponsorship for the event was provided by Colorado College and The Colorado Springs Independent.
The Creating Community Breakfast featured a diverse array of speakers including: Lt. Governor Joe Garcia, John Robinson, Kristy Milligan, Jeanne Kleinman Williams, JJ Frazier, Isaac Greene, and Karole Campbell, with featured musical performance by Out Loud Colorado Springs Men’s Chorus.
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.