Crossing The Bridge

Crossing The Bridge

by Carrie Gibson
     
 

Carrie Gibson is an actor, playwright, author, and speaker. She has been doing anti-discrimination work through creating original theatrical documentaries and plays for the last fifteen years. For the past six years she has toured Not Until You Know My Story and Not Just Ramps with her company, Had to Be Productions, around the country to businesses, government

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Carrie Gibson is an actor, playwright, author, and speaker. She has been doing anti-discrimination work through creating original theatrical documentaries and plays for the last fifteen years. For the past six years she has toured Not Until You Know My Story and Not Just Ramps with her company, Had to Be Productions, around the country to businesses, government agencies, and educational institutions. Her most recent work, I Don't See Color, cowritten and performed with Anthony Curry, began touring in 2003. Ms. Gibson has a B.A. in English literature from Amherst College, a master's in psychology from Antioch University, and extensive theater training. She currently lives in Venice, California, with her husband and daughter.

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Tilman Smith
Carrie Gibson invites us into the heart and mind of a white woman whose journey to understand her individual and institutional privilege is both inspiring and thought-provoking. Her willingness to confess her challenges in this journey, as well as her ability to articulate tangible steps towards becoming an empathetic and active ally in anti-oppression work, creates a framework that is both hopeful and constructive. Ms. Gibson shows us how to use our imaginations not only to build bridges of authentic, cross-cultural understanding, but also to construct sustainable change in the current hegemonic system of world power.
cofounder of White Women Organizing Against Racism, teacher, and anti-racism trainer

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781587362149
Publisher:
Wheatmark
Publication date:
10/15/2003
Pages:
148
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.34(d)

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Julius Lester
Crossing the Bridge is a wonderful, very brave book and one that is much needed. I like the immediacy of Ms. Gibson's voice, and her courage in being willing to put herself out there, to exemplify rather than talk. This is a book which helps us take responsibility for the history we have inherited and enables us to participate in the creation of a new history.
author and professor at the University of Massachusetts
Ted Conover
A wonderful primer in the practice and possibilities of that hardest-to-use tool in the suite of human interactions: empathy. Carrie Gibson's approach is all the more effective for being intimate, honest, and self-revealing.
author

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