Bridge Conference

Monday, June 7 thru Friday, June 11, 12pm     Online Daily

5 Days – 5 Topics – 5 New Panelists each day offering best practices across several disciplines and viewpoints from different ethnic groups.

“We’ve learned that monologue may be able to start a conversation, but dialogue invites others to share ideas and build our future together.

This conference has successfully facilitated conversations around race and other areas of division that are hindering us from having human flourishing for everyone.”

– Dr. Clarence Hill Jr, Founder Stronger Together Movement

About the Conference

Are you tired of hearing about what is wrong and what isn’t happening around the conversation of race? Instead, would you like to have a conversation around what is actually happening? Join us June 7-11 for the Virtual Bridge Conference (events will take place from 12pm-1pm each day). At this year’s conference, you will hear from community leaders who are working to build better paths to tomorrow.

Each day will highlight an important touchstone in the race conversation.

Check out the schedule:

(Monday) HISTORY – We will remember the Tulsa Race Massacre and present “The Oklahoma Story” from the perspective of individuals from five different ethnic groups.

(Tuesday) MEDIA – We will share how bias is currently seeping into technology, which dramatically alters everyday life, negatively impacting equality. In addition, United Voice Oklahoma’s local news partners (including representatives from four OKC television news stations and The Oklahoman) discuss the role and responsibility of media in the race conversation.

(Wednesday) EDUCATION – We consider ways to engage an ethnically diverse student population during a tense and divisive time and learn how these ideas can make a difference in and outside of the classroom.

(Thursday) POLICE & COMMUNITY – We practically address today’s challenges in this area, and we consider the actions that are needed to move the conversation forward between police and community members who feel threatened and unprotected?

(Friday) COMPASSION – We introduce you to the State of Oklahomans and the Council of Voices. The Council of Voices offers a model response of leading together with representation from different ethnic groups and under-represented communities.