Speak Your Peace 2020 with Erricka Bridgeford: Hope in Action

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A-B Tech Ferguson Auditorium

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Asheville, NC 28801

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Join us for an evening with activist, speaker, and community mediator Erricka Bridgeford from Baltimore, Maryland. Erricka will share her story of Hope in Action: rising above violence by choosing forgiveness and practicing peace. Erricka speaks with heart, passion, and humor about how each of us has the power to prevent and heal violence in our community.

Tickets are FREE but pre-registration is required.

For more on Erricka, watch her TEDx talk on her work with the grassroots organization Baltimore Ceasefire.

ABOUT ERRICKA BRIDGEFORD

Erricka Bridgeford trains mediators, teaches conflict resolution skills, co-organizes a movement that rallies Baltimore City to avoid violence during three-day weekends, and performs rituals for every person who is murdered in Baltimore. Her life has been impacted by murder since she was 12 years old, and she has been working for over 20 years to ensure that murder does not have the last say.

From addressing rape culture to advocating for death penalty repeal, Bridgeford's ability to influence social injustice is fueled by her commitment to transform her personal pain into "hope in action." Bridgeford is the director of training at Community Mediation Maryland, co-founder and co-organizer of Baltimore Ceasefire 365 and an inspirational speaker. Her awards and recognitions include: Outstanding Volunteer Contribution to Victim's Services by the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention (2015), Best Baltimorean by City Paper (2017), Peacemaker of the Year by Baltimore Community Mediation Center (2017) and Marylander of the Year by The Baltimore Sun (2017).

Questions? Contact The Mediation Center at info@mediatewnc.org

Photo used with permission of Ebony "Sima Lee" Outlaw @blacklensphoto Copyright ©2020.




SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS:

McGuire Wood & Bissette Law Firm

MediationWorks

Home Trust Bank






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