Building Bridges Anniversary - 25 years in pursuit of racial justice

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Highsmith Student Union @ UNCA

1 University Heights

Asheville, NC 28804

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Online tickets are no longer available, but you may purchase tickets at the door. Tickets purchased at the door are $25 and do not include a lunch. You can join us in the cafeteria for lunch where you can purchase a meal separately ($10).




For over 25 years, Building Bridges has profoundly impacted people and institutions throughout Western North Carolina. To date, more than 1500 participants have attended the program. Building Bridges of Asheville continues to dismantle racism by fostering relationships that respect diversity, seek understanding and encourage action.

What better way to celebrate the 25th anniversary than having our community look at an examination of the history, the impact and the evolving mission of Building Bridges through a panel discussion and with the history holders of this extraordinary organization.


The day’s events:

Keynote Speakers:

Dr Jacqueline Battalora

Author of Birth of a White Nation: The Invention of White People and Its Relevance Today

https://jbattalora.com

Dr Dwight Mullen

Founder of State of Black Asheville

Retired political science professor, UNCA

Time for Q&A, reflection and conversation

To conclude the day - a panel discussion with community members of color looking at what can be done to support ongoing racial justice work in WNC

more details for tomorrow


Hello attendees of the 25 Years in Pursuit of Social Justice celebration occurring this Saturday May 4th at UNC Asheville campus in the Highsmith Union Blue Ridge Room. We are ready and excited to celebrate 25 years of Building Bridges with an all day event focused on the good work that Building Bridges has done over the last 25 years as well as the work still to be done in the next 25 years and beyond.

We wanted to share a couple pieces of information you will need ahead of your arrival.

First, please give yourself plenty of time to park your cars and walk to the union. The Blue Ridge room is on the top floor of the Highsmith Union. There should be plenty of parking spaces available on Saturday. You can park anywhere on campus except in resident parking.

There will be wifi on campus if needed and we will share that information with you when you arrive.

The day will begin early. Coffee and registration will begin at 8:30 with our Opening presentation beginning at 9am. If you purchased a ticket ahead of time, you will receive a lunch ticket. If you plan on purchasing a ticket at the door, you will pay $25 and can pay for your lunch at the cafeteria where we will be having lunch. We will have coffee in the morning and the coffee shop in Highsmith will be open throughout the day. Here is the days schedule:

8:30 Registration and coffee
9:00 Opening
9:15 Keynote: Dr. Jacquelyn Battalora
10:15 Interview Conversation with Dr. Battalora
10:45 Audience reflection and small discussion
11:05 Moderated Audience Q &A
11:35 Lunch
1:00 PM Celebration of BB History
2:00 Break
2:15 Keynote: Dr. Dwight Mullen
3:30 Resource Specialists Panel
4:30-5:00 Closing


We are looking forward to connecting with everyone,

Building Bridges Board of Directors





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Highsmith Student Union @ UNCA

1 University Heights

Asheville, NC 28804

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