Here are some updates from Building Bridges:
Next Session of Building Bridges
The upcoming Building Bridges session will start on January 24, 2011 at MAHEC, 501 Biltmore Ave. This nine week session will meet on Mondays from 7 – 9 pm. If you haven’t been in a while, you are sure to appreciate our new inspirational elements. Please join us for compelling dialogue that leads to real change and invite your friends.
Building Bridges: Leadership for a Multi-cultural Community is designed to explore race as a factor in public education.
In January, Building Bridges of Asheville is inviting a select group of teachers and parents, initially from Asheville Middle School, to participate in a facilitated dialogue and call to action. In March, adult participants in this project will join students from the Middle School who will have been engaged in a similar dialogue; and together they will create a plan of action that can be used to improve in race relations in schools. Both the adult sessions and student forums will be conducted by diverse Building Bridges facilitator pairs.
Meetings will take place on six consecutive Tuesday evenings from 5:30 to 7:30 starting January 25 at the YWCA of Asheville. Free child care will be provided at the YWCA. Participants who complete the program can earn CEUs.
Want to use your community building skills in a citywide anti-racism campaign? Join Building Bridges of Asheville for the YWCA’s Stand Against Racism, April 29, 2011. Last year, Asheville ranked second in the nation for highest number of participating sites in the Stand Against Racism. If you belong to an association, religious organization, non-profit or business, encourage your organization to plan an event for that day to join hundreds of others in our community and across the country, who are making their voices heard to say that racism is unacceptable. For more information or to sign up, please go to www.ywcaofasheville.org.