August 1st - “Yes, We All Have Bias!” - Part 2, Deeper Dive - Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires offers a BRIDGE two-session training. BRIDGE leads a two-session training on inclusive leadership skills for navigating bias in the workplace. Open to the public, 9 - 12 PM, to register: npcberkshires.org/events/yes-we-all-have-bias
August 1st - TRJ- South - Community meetings for racial justice. 1st Thursdays of the month, free and open to the public at 6:30 pm at the UU Church 1089 Main St, Housatonic, MA 01236
August 5th-16th Happiness Toolbox Summer Leadership and educational program for youth! First Congregational Church, Great Barrington, MA 01230
August 5th - Race Task Force - Community representatives meeting for Racial Justice. Meets monthly on the First Monday. 12:30 - 3 PM at Ralph Froio Senior Center. 330 North St, Pittsfield, MA 01201. Email email@example.com
August 10th - Day of Action with Yo-Yo Ma - from 9 - 3 PM on the commons in Pittsfield MA. Table building, panel discussions, tree plantings, music and more.
August 15th - Happiness Toolbox Celebration - First Congregational Church 5:30 PM
October 25th to November 9th - Pipeline by Dominique Morisseau - A play about longstanding systemic barriers facing black families. WAM in partnership with BRIDGE. Tickets on sale July 19th. 11/4 at 12:30 is RTF show and 11/7 at 7:30 PM is TRJ show. Discounted tickets available.
November 3rd - Save the Date for Women to Women 10th anniversary!
November 13th - Wing Night - Patrick’s Pub - details coming
Lean in with us!!
“Individual commitment to a group effort--that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work." --Vince Lombardi
Join BRIDGE at Shakespeare and Company’s July 4th celebration. This shift to a culturally aware celebration is a reflection of the work Gwendolyn has supported. Come celebrate these diverse voices being heard and a new tradition being born.
The event is free and there will be food for purchase.
More information is available here.
1:30 - 5 PM at 70 Kemble St, Lenox, MA 01240
(No TRJ this month, so please join the TRJ community here!)
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.
Email Érica for free tickets firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
Events posted here are hosted by or sponsored by BRIDGE.