The Joy of Community
Find and create a place
where you can express yourself
Speak and be Heard
Listen and Understand
We are not alone
We connect We read We write
We encourage each other
Acknowledging Tribal Land
I acknowledge the traditional stewards of the lands whose ancestors have resided here since Time Immemorial. Many Indigenous peoples thrive in this place—alive and strong (a). I express gratitude to the Tongva, Kucamonga and Gabrielino people past and present for loving and caring for this land that was stolen from them.
In response, I express my care for Native women and children by donating to the National Indigenous Women's Resource Center to help stop violence against Native women and their children.
I also purpose to buy and read books by Native authors and as my knowledge increases on how to be a better ally I step up to honor those who have come before and those I stand beside.
(a) Burke Museum Land Acknowledgement.
Get to know the Heartbeat
of Our Black Founders
in the Inland Empire
I am so grateful to be a part of The Bridges that Carried Us Over project and most importantly to have the archive of the stories of the lives of African-American visionaries, scholars, and trailblazers, icons in their own right, who paved the way for success by example!
They helped make San Bernardino an All-American City in 1977. Hearing their stories is a point of empowerment and it is a privilege to be able to honor them and their sacrifices and triumphs.
The Bridges That Carried Us Over
Founder: Wilmer Amina Carter
Panel Discussion Video