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Building Bridges Over the Years | The Gustavian Weekly

By Kyara Craven - Staff Writer and Laura Schwichtenberg - Graphics Editor | March 6, 2020 | Features

Building Bridges is a student-led organization that aims to educate the Gustavus and the larger Saint Peter community on topics relating to social justice, diversity, equity and inclusion. This conference encourages the community to open themselves up to the many injustices that plague our world and fight to make a change; it challenges the individual to show the world the power a single person—or working body—can have. Viewers can engage with the conference or topic in any way they choose. There will be keynote speakers to discuss the topic, and there will also be an interactive walk through to give attendees a tangible way to engage with the conference. This year’s conference, the 25th Building Bridges Conference, is titled “Climate Justice: Unearthing the Climate Crisis as an Issue of Human Suffering.” The conference will begin at 9 a.m. in Christ Chapel on Saturday, March 7. The goal of the conference is to understand how climate change is rooted in systems of oppression that reinforce injustice on a global scale. The speakers intend to illuminate perspectives that are under acknowledged in a climate debate that tends to prioritize profit over justice. As Building Bridges prepares for a milestone conference, there is no better way to prepare for the conference than to take a look at Building Bridges over the years.

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