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Bringing Inspiring Leaders to Inspiring Cities

BRK-ERS

 
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Breakout

 

Along our journey, we learned that the most inspirational stories aren’t in conference centers, but in the streets of cities such as Chicago, Portland, New Orleans, & Atlanta. We became obsessed with shining a light on people lifting up their communities from within. As we followed our passion, the makeup of our community spread beyond just tech entrepreneurs to spoken-word artists in Baltimore, legendary barbershop owners in Detroit, and social justice reformers in New York. Today, we're a national crew from all different geographies, professions, socio-economic backgrounds, but are bound by a common belief that things get better through our work together. Along with attending our events, watching our films and shopping the merch, if you believe in our mission of championing change-makers, become a member and be part of the movement.

 
 

TULSA — OK

 
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This Year

 

In 2018, we headed to Tulsa & Chicago. Inspiring humans from 20+ cities who straddle all walks of life came for gatherings that combined basketball tournaments between the police and community leaders, discussions with the leaders of the Obama Foundation on the impact they are fostering on the South Side, evening dance parties on the L Train, bonfires with the Osage Nation, barbershop "shoptalk," in conversation with the leaders of historic Black Wall Street, a meditation on top of the 99th floor of the Willis Tower, and powerful inflections with the activists on the front lines tackling criminal justice reform and the healing of trauma all in one weekend.

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