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Regina Williams of South Carolina (left), Gwen Johnson of Kentucky and Paula Green of Massachusetts are interviewed about the January weekend of Bridge4Unity in Beaufort, SC. They speak of how the project started, how intense the dialogues and learnings were and the va...

“One of my first memories of discrimination was when I was 10 or so,” said Gloria Graves Holmes, one of two co-facilitators of the Bridge 4 Unity project. “When I was standing on a corner, getting ready to cross the street, a white man drove by me and screamed ‘Go back...

Bridge4Unity participants and Pioneer Valley community share their perspectives on race and dismantling racism in America.  Filmed February 24, 2019 at B4U's public event sharing its South Carolina trip with the Pioneer Valley.

This video is part of Crossing D...

AMHERST — In late January, 18 people from all over western Massachusetts traveled to South Carolina to talk about race with people from different states through a new project called Bridge4Unity.

“Our goal is to spread the idea that we need to talk to each other,” Paula...

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” — James Baldwin

I’ve led dialogue groups in many countries undergoing a struggle for reconciliation. Entering dialogue on race in South Carolina last month, I felt that few have...

Hear Amilcar Shabazz and Paula Green describe the founding of the Bridge4Unity project and share their perspectives after their recent trip to South Carolina.



Interview begins at 29:59.

February 15, 2019

February 24, 2019


Unitarian Universalist Church of Amherst

121 North Pleasant Street

Amherst, MA

Free and Open to the Public

Eighteen of us from the Pioneer Valley—people of African, Indigenous and European descent—traveled to the Low Country of South Carolina f...

Something extraordinary will quietly happen here this weekend. You might not have heard about it. I just got the news, myself, right before deadline. 

It’s called Bridge4Unity. I don’t always cotton to cutesy names like that, but Unity is one of my pet pursuits, and I’m...

Paula Green and Amilcar Shabazz discuss the Bridge4Unity project and the upcoming trip to Beaufort, SC.



Interview begins at 32:34

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