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1 Million Cups: CR Pride

April 13, 2022 from 8:30 am to 10:00 am

This Week

This week, we’ll hear from CR Pride! CR Pride is an all-volunteer led organization whose mission is to create opportunities for awareness, inclusion, and visibility of LGBTQIA+ individuals in our community. CR Pride has successfully held the annual Pride Fest here in Cedar Rapids since 1995.

After being forced to cancel their annual Pride Fest the last two years (2020 and 2021) due to the pandemic, CR Pride is excited to announce some exciting upcoming events including the opportunity to partner with an internationally recognized organization.

CR Pride needs to create awareness, build support, and recruit volunteers to help them successfully put on these events.


Pack Your Opinions for This Trip!

Board members Corey Jacobson, Susan Liddell, and Drew Powell will also be seeking input from the community! They will ask for insights into how CR Pride can improve their infrastructure to help their organization expand their scope of programming and grow with the increasing needs of the LGBTQIA+ community.


Program schedule
  • 8:30-9:00 – Coffee & Conversation
  • 9:00-9:45 – Official Program
  • 9:45-10:00 – Q&A


About 1 Million Cups Cedar Rapids

The Kauffman Foundation developed 1 Million Cups (1MC) on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. We welcome early-stage businesses and established companies facing interesting challenges to present their companies. Typically, one or several representatives present before a panel of experts. They seek advice and then engage the audience in a question-and-answer session to encourage collaborative and honest conversations. We also feature expert speakers, founder fireside interviews, and explorations of business failures and the lessons learned!

The Cedar Rapids chapter is the sixth in the U.S., and events take place almost every Wednesday. Every event is free, and everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend!

Join us Wednesdays @ 9 a.m. at The Olympic Theater South Side (1202 3rd St SE #200, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401)! Each event features a presentation or conversation with a new founder, entrepreneur, business leader, subject matter expert, or creative. Find a list of upcoming events and presenters on our Calendar.

We update events as new information is available, so check the calendar often!

With Linn County currently at a high transmission level for COVID19, masks are recommended for 1 Million Cups this week, per CDC and Linn County Health recommendations.
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April 13, 2022
8:30 am to 10:00 am
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1 Million Cups: Cedar Rapids
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The Olympic South Side Theater
1202 3rd St SE #200
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402 United States
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(319) 214-0392
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