About Us

Bridges Across Borders is an international collaboration of activists, artists, students, educators, and others who cherish cultural diversity and global peace. We formed this collaboration of groups and individuals to address the root causes of violence and hatred in the world, to examine the attitudes that cause us to view each other as enemies, and to seek understanding that allows us to appreciate each other as friends. We believe we can teach peace and dissipate hate.

The Co-Founders/Board of Directors came together to “weave” their individual projects into a people-to-people web of collaborators after realizing the common threads of economic disempowerment, environmental destruction, and cultural decimation were repeated across the globe. We have looked into the eyes of people who have had unbelievable acts of terror committed against them, and they have asked, “Why are “they” doing this to us? We have never done anything to them.”
But we are just the “weavers.” The people who make it all happen are the everyday hero-folk, like you, who saw a piece they were drawn to and just ran with it. They are the people (la gente) of threatened communities who stand firm against the odds and demand “Life, Dignity, and Self-determination.”

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ADVISORY BOARD

John AlvarezJohn Alvarez
Student Activist, Conflict Resolution Mediator
Richard BorenRichard Boren
Border Issues activist; Nicaragua and Colombia Witness for Peace
Stephen HodgesStephen Hodges
Botany student who has traveled to the Darien region to give workshops on ecology
Stetson KennedyStetson Kennedy
IN MEMORIAM
Infiltrator of KKK and author of books Southern Hospitality, The Klan Unmasked, Palmetto Country and numerous others
Maralyn Teare
Maralyn Teare
Marriage, Family & Child Counselor; Former National Red Cross Disaster Team Responder
Sooyong Kim
Sooyong Kim
Landscape Architect, Origami expert
Kenneth Weeks
Kenneth Weeks
IN MEMORIAM
Peace and Justice Activist, Ecologist
Sr. Miriam Therese MacGillis
Sr Miriam Therese MacGillis
Co-founder of Genesis Farm Earth Literacy Center & Community Supported Farm in Blairstown, NJ
Cindy Brown & Allen Joseph
Emerita Garcia
On the Board.
Cindy Brown & Allen Joseph
Sally Luther
On Board of Directors for Radio Por la Paz in Costa Rica
Cindy Brown & Allen Joseph
John J. Neumaier Former president of Moorhead State University and of the State University of New York College at New Paltz; Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Social Theory, State University of New York Empire State College. Books by this author: Diverse Perspectives on Marxist Philosophy
Cindy Brown & Allen Joseph
McGregor Smith
Founder of Miami Dade College Environmental Center; Co-founder of Turn the Tides
McGregor Smith
Llyas Salahud-din
On the Board.

Click here for a list of our founding members

In memoriam: To those who’ve come before us and laid the foundation on which we build the dreams of the future, your legacy is immortalized in our work for a more humane world.