I was recently in Charlotte working with Leaders Under 40 – The Community Building Initiative’s group, whose goal is Connecting Across Difference. We used art as a creative tool to explore borders in our session. (August 28, 2014)
Here are a few images of our border simulation. It helped us begin to understand the politics and realities of the U.S.-Mexico border in a more personal way.
Connecting Across Difference to Lead & Serve.
As part of Community Building Initiative’s mission to increase the capacity and commitment of individuals and organizations to work for change, CBI itself is committed to convening groups of leaders interested in creating a more just, more inclusive community.
Leaders Under 40 (LU40) engages influential professionals and emerging community leaders who want to explore the building of connections across difference, learn more about our community and real-time community issues and have opportunities to connect with established leaders in Charlotte-Mecklenburg.
The goal of LU40 is to convene an inclusive, cross-sector group of participants that reflect diversity across race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, time in Charlotte-Mecklenburg, employment, background and perspective and to support them to become leaders for inclusion and equity in our increasingly diverse and changing community.