In our diverse democracy, an inauguration is an invitation to renew our commitment to our national health. The field of Bridgebuilding grew extensively in the last 4 years – spurred by a the divisive 2016 election and the realities it uncovered. The pandemic, economic stress and uprisings against systemic racism have laid bare new insights into the depth of our nation’s divisions, competing visions and pain. As we prepare for a new administration, this conversation brings together field leaders who have been doing the hard work of Bridgebuilding for years. This work is not about agreement or ignoring differences; it is about how to disagree on ultimate concerns with respect and kindness, while finding the common ground for understanding and collaboration. Join the following field leaders in conversation:
-Rev. Jen Bailey (moderator), Founder and Executive Director of the Faith Matters Network
-Kalia Abiade, Managing Director for Strategy and Partnerships at the Pillars Fund
-Mandisa Thomas, Founder and President of Black Nonbelievers
-Simran Jeet Singh, Senior Adviser for Diversity and Inclusion at YSC Consulting
-Branden Polk, Program Officer at Stand Together
Registering for this e-mail means opting-in for IFYC's communications.