Building Bridges: Reconnecting Communities Divided by Race, Time, and 35W
Building Bridges is a project led by neighbors from South Minneapolis neighborhoods East and West of 35W, including Central, Bryant, Kingfield, Regina and Northrop. These neighbors believe that race-based dialogue about a dog park proposed in Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park highlighted a racial divide that still exists within our community and our need to build stronger relationships and understandings between neighbors of diverse race, culture, and age.
The mission of Building Bridges is to understand how race and racism impact our communities and to build the future of our neighborhoods together. The goal of the Core Team is to reconnect our communities divided by race, time, and 35W. A number of projects are being initiated by the Building Bridges Core Team, and your involvement is welcomed. Building Bridges also supports and encourages participation in projects organized by others that serve the goal of building bridges between our communities and highlighting our neighborhood history in the context of race, some of which are mentioned in this newsletter.
Building Bridges posts regular updates, photos, and news at Facebook at www.facebook.com/buildingbridgesmpls. Please join us on Facebook to stay connected with Building Bridges.
Read or download the Building Bridges Newsletter 06 20 11 for more!