52 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 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 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 48: Women Who Open Doors

    Episode 48: Women Who Open Doors

    CROSSOVER Episode with Julie Cosich Collins of Women Who Open Doors. Julie is joined by Erica and Heidi of Bridge the Divide. "Bridge the Divide is a grassroots effort seeking to start conversations that identify instances of inequality, foster empathy, and educate others to recognize their part in the problems and solutions in Ozaukee County and beyond. Come listen to learn how to plant seeds in your community that are able to change hearts and minds!
    Social change is a marathon, not a sprint, so start making strides today! "
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    • 32 min
    Episode 49: Black Maternal Mental Health Week (*trigger*)

    Episode 49: Black Maternal Mental Health Week (*trigger*)

    * *trigger warning (PPD, MMH, depression, suicide)**
    Black Maternal Mental Health Week 2021 we had a very important discussion with Co-Founder and Executive Director, Sarah Bloomquist.
    If you question the reality of systemic/institutional racism and implicit bias, look at the data around maternal health and see the disparities and how racism is truly a public health crisis (like the CDC stated).
    #mmhimke #momsmentalhealthmke #bridgethedivide #BMHW21 #racialjustice #maternalequity #EveryMomMatters

    Launched in 2016 - Moms Mental Health Initiative is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping moms navigate pregnancy and postpartum depression and anxiety by sharing information, connecting them to resources, and providing peer-driven support. http://www.momsmentalhealthmke.org/ Email: info@mmhimke.orgAfrican American Breast Feeding Network - http://aabnetwork.org/ Maroon Calabash is a community of Black Radical Doulas supporting Black folx in decolonizing our reproductive experiences at the intersection of cultural traditions and modern medicine - https://www.marooncalabash.com/ Maternal Mental Health Leadership Alliance (MMHLA) - Working with policy makers to address maternal mental health challenges - https://www.mmhla.org /  Email: info@mmhla.org 2020Mom - Closing gaps in maternal mental health care through education, collaboration, and advocacy https://www.2020mom.org/
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    • 55 min
    Episode 50: Peace in the Park!

    Episode 50: Peace in the Park!

    What started as an invitation to gather in the park and discuss racial injustices last summer, has evolved into the 1st Annual Peace in the Park Festival celebrating & educating our community on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.
    **Peace in the Park Festival is officially scheduled for Saturday, July 24th 2021 9am-6pm at Cedar Creek Park in Cedarburg, WI.**
    Join us for live music & entertainment, guest speakers, food trucks & vendors.
    We will be seeking donations & sponsorships to support local charities, those organizations are still to be determined. More details to come!
    Sponsors, vendors, speakers, musicians, & volunteers are welcomed to inquire via direct message or to peaceintheparkWI@gmail.com
    FB Event Page - https://fb.me/e/5eTPPvVJP

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    • 35 min
    Episode 52 : Listen to Each Other's Story

    Episode 52 : Listen to Each Other's Story

    Kate Erickson shares the story of her family, including her grandmother's experiences in a Wittenberg, Wisconsin residential Indian boarding school.
    Kate is a member of the Oneida Nation and History Faculty at the Milwaukee Area Technical College where she teaches Native American, Wisconsin Indian, State of Wisconsin, and Early American History. Kate has been teaching at MATC for over a decade after starting her teaching career at The University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.
    Kate earned her bachelor's degree in American Indian Studies with a focus on History and Sociology and earned her Master's degree in Public History and Museum Studies from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and the Milwaukee Public Museum.
    Kate is a member of the MATC Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee, The National Indian Education Association, the Wisconsin Archaeological Society, Bridge the Divide, NAACP Ozaukee County, the Milwaukee FBI Community Roundtable, and an Alternate Board Member of the Wisconsin Indian Education Association
    Great intro links to Native History/Issues
    https://wisconsinfirstnations.org/
    https://www.ncai.org/
    https://www.bia.gov/
    You can also follow her at @NativeHistoryKate on Facebook.  

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    • 58 min

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