The BTB Way of
There are different ways that people do bridge-building. The BTB way of bridge-building focuses on justice and reconciliation. Our focus is on equity vs. equality and turning away from our broken systems and turning towards justice.
We turn up the voices of the marginalized and require that those in the dominant culture listen, educate themselves on history, grow their empathy muscles and develop language to understand marginalization and oppression.
In these conversations that we’re having at Be the Bridge, there’s not going to be an even exchange of information where we say, “Hey, I’m going to tell what I know, and you tell me what you know.” The fact is history has been erased, hijacked, white-washed, and skewed. We have to set that right with truth-telling. That’s where we start. A lot of people coming to this bridge are coming with a lot of misinformation related to history because we don’t have the same common memory or shared understanding of history.
No one is voiceless unless there’s a medical condition. The reality is people are unheard. We spotlight the stories, the concerns and the injustices of marginalized people groups so that together we can Be the Bridge toward racial reconciliation.