Save the date!
On June 12th, BRIDGE will be particating and supporting the MCLA Diversity and Inclusion 3-day Conference, featuring the PISAB Undoing Racism workshop (“an appetizer” for the 35 hr training our CEO has taken twice, ie 70 hrs). This is strongly recommended for our racial justice activists and allies. Nikki Giovanni will be reading in the evening on June 12th.
To find out more: MCLA Diversity and Inclusion Conference.
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Save the date!
On June 9th, we'll be celebrating Massachusetts Race Amity Day in the Berkshires with our 3rd annual Racial Justice Mini-Conference & 10th anniversary of BRIDGE Race Task Force & TRJ campaign celebration.
More information coming soon!
Join BRIDGE for a fundraiser to see Gasping Whiteness, a new play about parenting, whiteness and privilege, at the Foundry in West Stockbridge on May 19th at 5pm.
On May 19th at 5 PM at the Foundry in West Stockbridge a performance of Gasping Whiteness will be held. The Foundry art space is beautifully renovated and this performance will hold an intimate 60 seat showing of Gasping Whiteness.
This play explores how white supremacy impacts parenting in progressive, middle class communities as it raises funds for POC-led arts, organizing, and youth development work. The play is inspired by the work of activist/artists from across the U.S. and is co-directed by playwright Will MacAdams and Trenda Loftin (who also perform).
Tickets are selling fast, please reserve your spot and we encourage you to pay what you can afford to donate ( $10 and up) because all proceeds go to support BRIDGE programs in our community.
Join BRIDGE and friends on Wednesday, May 8th for our second quarterly wing tasting night, this time in Lenox! Come enjoy delicious wings, hang out and get to know other BRIDGE friends and supporters at this fun friendraising fundraising Social Justice in Action.
Email email@example.com if you are interested --spots are limited!
Join Berkshire Business and Professional Women to celebrate the 2019 Woman of Achievement Recipient, Gwendolyn VanSant, on Monday, May 6, 2019 at 5:30pm - 8:30pm, at the Country Club of Pittsfield (639 South Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201)
See more information and buy tickets here.
Berkshire Business and Professional Women has been honoring a local woman with the Woman of Achievement award since 1965. This award honors a Berkshire County woman for her considerable career accomplishments and outstanding commitment to the community. This year, Gwendolyn VanSant, the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founding Director of Multicultural BRIDGE is being honored as the 2019 Woman of Achievement.
3:30 OLLI Lecture | Dr. Tasha Alston | Simon’s Rock Lecture Center
“Dr. W.E.B. Du Bois: The story, the meaning, and the legacy of social justice for the betterment of society as a whole”
11 AM Legacy Walk: Self-guided Tour in Great Barrington | Railroad Street Youth Project Murals; Mason Library Exhibit; Main Street Banners; Du Bois Boyhood Site; Du Bois Center (11:00-11:30 only) and Du Bois Family Graveyard Site
1 PM Du Bois Birthday Celebration in honor of David Levering Lewis
Tributes by Dr. Kendra Field, Dr. Frances Jones Sneed and Dennis Powell. Musical Tributes by: Otha Day, Hoping Machine, Wanda Houston, Mary Nell Morgan and Special Spoken Word Performance
6 PM Celebration Dinner at Pleasant and Main | RSVP required
11 AM Macedonia Baptist Church | Guests: Dr. Tasha Alston and Jeff Peck
6 PM Harmony Homestead | a Restorative Potluck Dinner
Their Stories: Oral Histories from the NAACP
On view February 1 through May 5, 2019
Explore the history of African Americans in the Berkshires through compelling, contemporary stories from today as recorded by leaders from the local African-American community and the NAACP Berkshire chapter, alongside portraits by Julie McCarthy and select objects from the Museum’s collection. Featuring BRIDGE Founder and CEO Gwendolyn VanSant.