Hands across
the hills
Leverett, MA | Letcher county, KY

I Could Cry a River

9.26.2019

Kentuckians from Letcher County, KY will visit Leverett the weekend of Oct 11-13 to continue the bridging project that brought them together as Hands Across the Hills in October 2017.  The Kentuckians will stay in Leverett homes and participate in dialogues facilitated by Dr. Pau...

Arte TV, Europe's public television, commissioned German filmmaker Jörg Daniel Hissen, to film a documentary about polarization in the US. The film features Hands Across the Hills along with various American voices and settings. It was aired in France, North Africa and Germany, t...

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 value of meet...

After the 2016 presidential election, Dr. Paula Green, founder of the Karuna Center for Peacebuilding, a US-based NGO focused on international conflict transformation, inter-communal dialogue, and reconciliation, turned her focus to addressing the U.S. communal relations fracture...

4.3.2019

Repairing Our Nation's Divides: Insights from Two Ventures in Immersive Dialogue 

Paula Green speaks at the annual meeting of NEACR Conflict Resolution for New England about HANDS ACROSS THE HILLS 

and BRIDGE4UNITY. 

Tuesday, April 9, 5:30-7:30 pm

BAY PATH UNIVERSITY Wright...

“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 to Africa!...

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 Divides, a B...

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 Green told...

America's partisan gap is widening. The key to bridging it is by simply initiating conversations with the other side, says Paula Green. Photo by Joe Ybarra/Getty Images

AS AN INTERNATIONAL PEACEBUILDER, PAULA GREEN KNOWS A THING OR TWO ABOUT BRIDGING DIVIDES. NOW SHE’S USING HER D...

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The voices of Hands Across the Hills speak with honesty and empathy and reach for common ground.  Video by David Rabinovitz.

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Hands Across the Hills:

Chapter 1

View our short film capturing the spirit of the October 2017 visit of Kentuckians to Leverett.  Video by David Rabinovitz.