Opening Conversation: The Risk & Possibility of Bridging

In this intimate discussion, OBI Director john a. powell and philosopher Judith Butler will engage in a deep exploration of bridging, particularly in the context of our current moment of heightened polarization, deepened mistrust, and "breaking" across identity lines. While the concept of bridging is not new, they argue that bridging across lines of difference is now more urgent than ever- even if we face pushback from our own "side." john and Judith will discuss the opportunities and pitfalls of bridging in moments of crisis, and ultimately make the case for building risky bridges, arguing that perhaps the risks of not bridging are greater than the risks of reaching across lines of difference.
Monday, October 18, 2021