47 episodes

Welcome to the Bridge the Divide podcast with Erica and Heidi of the group Bridge the Divide. We hope to provide a forum for discussion and action around racial reconciliation, we seek to identify instances of inequality, foster empathy and educate others to recognize their part in problems and solution in Ozaukee county and beyond.
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Bridge The Divide Heidi & Erica

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Welcome to the Bridge the Divide podcast with Erica and Heidi of the group Bridge the Divide. We hope to provide a forum for discussion and action around racial reconciliation, we seek to identify instances of inequality, foster empathy and educate others to recognize their part in problems and solution in Ozaukee county and beyond.
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    Episode 47: Vigil for Breonna Taylor

    Episode 47: Vigil for Breonna Taylor

    On March 13, 2021 we gathered in Cedarburg to celebrate the life of Breonna Taylor and to mourn the tragic circumstances of her death. We recorded these events so that we do not forget #sayhername...
    Re-sharing post from Brittany Vulich of Break the Silence of Burbs "We prayed, we reflected, we sang, and we took action last night in honor of Breonna Taylor, beloved community member, award-winning EMT, and future nurse...residents from across Ozaukee County signed and sent over 80 letters to their legislators in Madison in support of “Breonna’s Law” is a testament to the resolve to make communities more equitable and just for all. This event was planned with so much heart and intentionality. Thank you, Pastor Alexis Twito and the board of Advent Lutheran Church - Cedarburg for welcoming the community into your space and reaffirming #blacklivesmatter in your practice. Thank you, Aleysha Will, for your leadership and using your creative genius to plan and facilitate this event. And for speaking your truth with us. Thank you, Bianca Shaw, for sharing your gift of story telling and writing, from the standout letter to representatives to your poem for Breonna, you move people and mountains. Speaking of moving people, thank you, Will Toney from NAACP Ozaukee County for lighting up the night with your gift of song so beautifully and graciously once again. You are a star. For your personal testament and powerful closing prayer, thank you, Pastor Pastor Timothy of New Life Church - Grafton. And to Erica, thank you for your time, leadership, and willingness to make sure the work gets done each and every time. This event wouldn’t have been possible without the the groundwork Bridge The Divide has done, so we thank you and appreciate you. To all the community members, organizations, and businesses who turned out in support of this event and who continue to #SayHerName, THANK YOU! Let’s keep our foot on the gas."
    Please contact your Wisconsin State Senator and State Assembly person using the following link: https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/MyElectedOfficials to tell them that you demand that they call a hearing of the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee and sign AB 137 - The Breonna Taylor Bill.


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    • 38 min
    Episode 46: Cedarburg Schools-What Now?

    Episode 46: Cedarburg Schools-What Now?

    Kicking off Season 4! We have been trying to effect positive changes in Cedarburg School District related to racism and racial equity, there have been several school board meetings, and a school board election...what now?
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    • 43 min
    Episode 45: Bianca Talks Politics, Policy, and Hip Hop

    Episode 45: Bianca Talks Politics, Policy, and Hip Hop

     “I am an advocate, mom and child of God. I started Bianca Talks Policy Politics  and Hip Hop July 8, 2020. In the wake of a global pandemic, I found myself searching for an answer to the question, "What do I have to give to this world?". My voice, my message and my ability to connect people to one another was my conclusion."  https://biancatalks.com/
    Bianca Talks Policy Politics and Hip Hop is my opportunity to bring a diverse group of people together from diverse backgrounds to engage in necessary and sometimes difficult conversations.-every Wednesday at 8:30pm CST on Facebook - Bianca Talks Policy, Politics and Hip Hop
    Black Equity and Policy Institute - policy webinar to learn how you can become a part of the change you want to see. This is a space where activism meets advocacy.


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    • 53 min
    Episode 44: CHS Alumni and District Culture

    Episode 44: CHS Alumni and District Culture

    Erica and Heidi host Cedarburg High School alumni and a current student to discuss their perceptions about district culture, especially regarding race and diversity.
    Cedarburg School District Straw Plan: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1onGgFnfqrGqAIbxpfRJqno0bxbdDq41e/view
    Video of School Board Meeting comments: https://www.facebook.com/364800140720814/videos/348619686537858

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    • 42 min
    Episode 43: PW Conversations : Black Lives Matter

    Episode 43: PW Conversations : Black Lives Matter

    Port Washington Talks About Black Lives Matter, a virtual event hosted by Port Conversations on July 29th at 4:00pm.
    Louise and David started Port Conversations in 2014 as a way to invite community members to explore ideas.  Today is our first venture into a virtual conversation; usually we meet face to face.  Today we are especially grateful for the technical support we are receiving from the Niederkorn library staff in using this videoconferencing platform “BlueJeans”.
     
    We know that today’s topic carries strong emotions.  So we thank our guest panelists for having the courage to speak out with their views.  We welcome our 3 panelists & moderator – all of them our neighbors.  They welcome all and any of your questions and comments.  These comments might include what makes you uncomfortable with the words “Black Lives Matter”.  
     
    The discussion will feature guest panelists Izzi, Natalie, and Lauren with Erica from Bridge The Divide as moderator. 
    We welcome and thank all of you who joined us today.  We gather with respect and an openness to learning.  We are all here to learn, not to judge.

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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Episode 42: Ozaukee Youth United - Impact of Systemic Racism - 7/25/2020

    Episode 42: Ozaukee Youth United - Impact of Systemic Racism - 7/25/2020

    Ozaukee Youth United is a new student led advocacy group that hosted a community conversation with local activists about the impact systemic racism on our local community and how we can counteract it. This event was held in Grafton on Saturday, July 25, 2020.
    THE PANEL:
    ++ Pardeep Singh Kaleka - Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee (moderator)
    ++ Erica Turner - Exec Dir Bridge The Divide
    ++ Janette Braverman - Oz County Board Supervisor and Leaders Leaving Legacies LLC 
    ++ Tory Lowe - Victims advocate and activist
    ++ Teon Austin - Assistant Dean of Diversity Initiative at Cardinal Stritch University
    The Student Union in Cedarburg we’ll be hosting smaller discussions reflecting on some of the content covered in the event as well as possible future action that can be taken within our community.
    Contact Ozaukee Youth United on Instagram or Facebook, or email at ozaukeeyouthunited@gmail.com

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    • 1 hr 30 min

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