Why Multicultural BRIDGE's focus on cultural competency made me want to work there
Jadesola James | Special to the Berkshire Eagle
Jadesola James, intern at Multicultural BRIDGE and a senior at Miss Hall's School in Pittsfield, reflects on her internship and experiences with BRIDGE: "People of color need spaces to assure them that they are still valid in a world that often scars them, and BRIDGE has consistently been mine. For any person, regardless of identity, do what you can to add to the definition of community and stretch beyond the comfort of your situation. It is very likely that an organization could be waiting to work with someone just like you."
Great Barrington oks trust policy
Eoin Higgins | Berkshire Eagle
At its 2017 annual Town Meeting, Great Barrington residents overwhelmingly voted in favor of the Trust Policy, a citizens-initiated petition designed to ensure fairness, protect civil liberties and build transparency between the town and the community.
The Trust Policy was initially drafted and filed by Gwendolyn VanSant, CEO and founding director of Multicultural BRIDGE, with partners Berkshire Showing Up for Racial Justice, Berkshire Interfaith Organizing, and Lia Spiliotes, executive director at Community Health Programs (CHP).