Why It's Important
The need for creating a more inclusive U.S. society is clear. As the nation becomes more racially and ethnically varied, areas that reflect these demographic shifts are grappling with building harmonious communities of neighbors whose cultural backgrounds differ from one another. Arts and media-based experiences provide potent platforms for shifting narratives, opening up conversation and learning, and offering a window into our shared humanity. The Building Bridges Program envisions a network of strong and healthy communities across the United States in which every member is valued, supported and empowered to fulfill their greatest potential.