• What’s Making Us Laugh? What Role Does Comedy Play in Pulling Us Together – or Driving Us Apart?


    Comedy can take many forms. Whether through TV shows, movies, stand-up routines, or improv, comedy has the unique power to impact how we see ourselves, others around us, and the society in which we live. As part of BEL’s “Creating New American Stories of Us” series, this virtual event will explore some of the ways…

  • Civil War Movie Dialogue Event


    WHAT: The Bridge Alliance Education Fund will host the Civil War Film Dialogue Event as an engaging example of how pop culture intertwines with our societal experiences. This online event will feature a facilitated dialogue about the new film Civil War, a dystopian action film written and directed by Alex Garland and distributed by A24….

  • Bridge Building in the Workplace


    CURIOSITY, NOT COMPLIANCE: BRIDGE BUILDING IN THE WORKPLACE Many Americans are exhausted by polarization and hyper-partisanship. Bitter political divides are not just a problem for election campaigns and political institutions; they’re also damaging the workplace. Employee morale at many businesses and nonprofits has plunged— impacted by tribalism, culture wars, and politics. CEOs are often in…

  • 2024 Election Politics: How Divided Are We Really?


    2024 ELECTION POLITICS: HOW DIVIDED ARE WE REALLY? Partisan divides are as deep as ever. Most Americans are exhausted by the dysfunction and divisions in American politics. Some scholars claim the country is on the brink of civil war. However, several recent polls suggest that there is agreement on many issues by a clear majority…

  • Democracy Happy Hour


    Grab a drink and come hear about the latest democracy news, topic of the week, ongoing efforts to fix democracy, and actions you can take at our weekly Democracy Happy Hour, Wednesdays @ 5 pm PT.

  • CPL Book Club: The New China Playbook


    April 27 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm CDT Book Club: The New China Playbook by Keyu JinHosted by Crossing Party Lines —– April’s book is The New China Playbook by Keyu Jin. This book challenges Western perceptions of China, exploring its departure from traditional economic models, including the consequences of its one-child policy, the…