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CNM Hosts Final Equity Convening of 2022

Community Impact

November 4, 2022

Our CNM team was thrilled to host our final equity convening of 2022 titled “Day ofHope and Healing: Conversations and Opportunities for Change.” This event combined visual and performance art with panel and group discussions exploring how community leaders can learn and make an everyday impact on race, education, healthcare, housing, workforce development, and more.

The in-person Convening was held at Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition on November 4, moderated by CNM’s Chief Impact and Diversity Officer, Dawn Stone. Dawn guided several interactive conversations addressing community-led approaches that can lessen the divide between cultures and increase equitable access for every resident in Tennessee. The nearly packed event was free and open to anyone in the community interested in learning more about allyship, local affinity groups, and how to support and take action.

“As a leader who is passionate about creating meaningful change in our community, participating in events and conversations like this is so important,” shared CNM President and CEO Tari Hughes. “Today, we came together as citizens of Middle Tennessee to listen and learn how we can embed equity into our community, engage in collective transformation, and intentionally lead our sectors into a brighter and more inclusive future.”

Keynote Speaker:
• Kitcki A. Carroll (Executive Director of United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc.)

• Taria Person (Author and Teaching Artist with Southern Word)
• Karen Renée Robb (Founder of Frame Drum Wisdom)

• Joseph Gutierrez (Executive Director of API Middle Tennessee)
• Ron Johnson (First Community Safety Coordinator at Metro Office of Family Safety)
• Tara Jollie (CEO of LeadDog Consulting)

CNM’s 2022 Equity Programming is made possible through generous support from Amazon, Google Fiber, and Vanderbilt University.