We are live streaming the symposium and
hosting discussion using Zoom!
We invite you to join us in having these vital conversations.
Advance Registration Required
So the Zoom link can be sent to you.
The Bridges of Justice Series is a part of the Unity Northwest Region's Annual Conference. Please register for each evening you plan to attend. A love offering will be received by Unity of Salem to support the costs related to offering this opportunity. 25% of the offering each evening will be contributed to a local organization serving our community in the area being discussed.
Speakers and Topics for Each Evening
Sheri Dunn: The Truth About Diversity
September 20, Monday, 6:30pm
A new way to think about diversity rooted in history and nature. (Including the History of Racism in the Pacific Northwest) What does a healthy, diverse system look like? How do we deal with the "illnesses" that are blocking the natural expression of diversity in our workplaces, leadership, and our lives? Learn More
Mitchell Hunter and panelists: Gender Expansive Diversity, an Insider’s View
September 21, Tuesday, 6:30pm
Transgender/non-binary and gender expansive identified folx often start from a place of deep shame for being perceived as wrong in who they are. The construct of gender frames our existence and living within binary lines of male and female limits our expression. Learn more about this construct, hear personal stories of folx who are pushing narrow lines to create a more expansive opportunity for all, and discover ways to be more inclusive and empowering allies. Learn More
Sharon Mitchell: The Structural Path from Division to Unity
September 22, Wednesday, 6:30pm
This presentation is based on the book by Isabel Wilkerson that shows through extensive research and compelling narrative how the United States of today, and historically, has been shaped by a rigid hierarchy of human ranking; a caste system, with systemic pillars, that influences peoples’ lives, behaviors, and the fate of our nation. As we understand the structure that divided us, we begin to see the path to unity. Learn More
Cylvia Hayes: Sacred Economics: Creating a Beautiful Economy that Works for All
September 23, Thursday, 6:30pm
Find your niche as a creator in a new, saner, sacred economy that restores the planet and gives all humans a shot at a better way of making a living. Our current economic model, based on materialism, consumption and limitless growth, is wreaking havoc on Nature and keeping millions trapped in poverty or unsatisfying, dead-end jobs. There is a better way! The New Economy movement is robust and gaining momentum as more and more people, entrepreneurs, businesses and organizations say “enough is enough” and get busy creating healthier ways of making a living and doing business. In this session we will explore some of the current norms in our economic system that need a change-up, and we’ll dive into some of the exciting alternatives. We will explore how we help make the shift from an economics of separation to an economics of reunion, respect and love.