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VLM Performers

We would like to thank our amazing performers for volunteering their time and talent to BRIDGES and Viva La Mujer   Kathy Sohar has been in the local Gainesville bands Commander Foxy Pants, Bound, and The Other Gods.             Cathy DeW: Brought up in a family with a jazz pianist/trumpeter for a dad and a …

Sand Tears of the Desert Wayuu

SAND TEARS OF THE DESERT WAYUU: To commemorate the 2nd anniversary of the Bahia Portete massacre Lágrimas de arena del desierto WAYUU (click here for Spanish version) Between the 18th and 20th of April in the “Media Luna” sacred territory of the Wayuu people, located in La Guajira, we gathered for the second Yanama in memory of the massacre that …

John Alvarez

John Alvarez, a native of Miami, FL, has been working with Bridges Across Borders (BAB) since it’s initial founding in 2003. He has served in several areas of the organization, starting off as a Student Intern, to his most recent positions as a Technology Consultant and Advisory Board Member. He was also the Layout and Design Editior for the premiere …

Communities in Resistence

CHICAGO ENCUENTRO: COMMUNITIES IN RESISTENCE TO GLOBALIZATION: A Bridges Across Borders USA contingent, along with our Wayuu friend, Debora Barros Fince, participated in the 6th Encuentro on Globalization of Environment, Territory, and Justice, which was organized by the Colombian group Justicia y Paz and hosted by the 8th Day Center for Justice. Groups from all over the Americas and as …

Educational Sponsorship

Meet Paula Dear Sponsors, First of all I hope you are doing well. Second, I want to express all my gratitude for all the support and help. I am finishing high school successfully and I am looking forward to graduating here in Guasca. I have had a lot of new experiences all this year. A lot of challenges have occurred. …

Ana Tierra Paintings

Eco-artist Ana Tierra (Ana Maria Vasquez) uses her art to express the wonders of life on Pacha Mama (Mother Earth). They depict the micro and personal aspects of life, as well as the grander connection to everything in the universe. The sale of these reproductions helps to fund the projects of Bridges Across Borders. Commissioning of original paintings is also …

Join Us!

  At BRIDGES ACROSS BORDERS we set about dissolving the imagined and imposed borders between us. At BRIDGES we:   Weave relationships between the US and war torn nations  Give slide and video presentations Lead workshops and discussion groups on a host of topics Teach skills for peaceful conflict resolution Seek assistance for communities in need of basic services and …

Garbage Reduction and Transformation

We recently initiated an anaerobic digester project in order to facilitate the processing of organic wastes as a part of a  comprehensive municipal solid waste management plan for the region of the Darien in Panama. The anaerobic digester transforms any biodegradable waste (basically anything that was once living such as animal and plant scraps) into quality compost (fertilizer) for the …