“American Neighbor” Courageous Conversations & Film Viewing – Virtual (through Spring Arbor University)

February 25, 2021 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Spring Arbor University invites you to join a virtual film viewing and conversation.

The revolutionary “Bridging the Gap” program initially ran in January 2020 and resulted in students from two institutions with significant ideological differences finding common ground with their peers. “Bridging the Gap” was introduced to SAU through Simon Greer, a nationally recognized entrepreneur and social change leader. The program began with simple, yet profound guidelines for its participants: “The intention is to take seriously the things that others hold dear. If it matters to them, then it will matter to us; we will not try to convince anyone that they are wrong or change them; and rather than thinking we are diminished by listening carefully to ideas we might disagree with, we will trust that we are enhanced by it.”

As a follow-up to the second completion of “Bridging the Gap”, we want to invite our alumni and friends of SAU to participate in these courageous conversations. Please join us on Thursday, Feb. 25 from 7-9 pm for a VIRTUAL viewing of the short film, “American Neighbor: A Courageous Conversation about Race in America,” hosted by Simon Greer and Kevin Brown, SAU Chief Diversity Officer. Two current Spring Arbor students Elizabeth Stewart, Noah Austin, and alum Tina Grace ’20 participated in this endeavor. The film will be followed by conversations exploring how you can engage and have an impact in your community. This event is sponsored by the Office for Institutional Diversity and the Office of Alumni Relations.

Those who register will receive a confirmation and link.



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