The Bridge Project is a campaign to inspire Milwaukeeans to unite for violence prevention. Bridges have long been symbols of making connections; not just connecting two masses of land, but also connecting people. The launch of the Bridge Project is meant to do just that, connect people of goodwill – youth and adults – who are working on activities all across Milwaukee to build bridges of peace and non-violence
On April 12th, Milwaukeeans will descend on the James E. Groppi Unity Bridge (16th Street Viaduct) to march for a safer Milwaukee. The march will culminate with entertainment, speeches, and resources.
Ways to get involved in the Bridge Project:
- Register as an individual or group to march on April 12th. Recruit your friends, family, neighbors, employees, etc. to march with you. Represent your school, workplace, community group, church, neighborhood, etc. by wearing your gear! Bring signs for violence prevention and community unity to carry while marching.
- Sign the pledge to prevent violence in Milwaukee when you are done marching.
- Serve as a positive resource at the post-march celebration. Are you a community based organization that offers positive alternatives for Milwaukeeans, especially in the summer time? If so, set up a table or hand out information at the post-march celebration.
- Donate supplies that are needed for the April 12th event. Needed items include poster board, markers, bottled water, snacks, t-shirts and printing, balloons, flyer printing and more!
- Donate a monetary gift to support the event on April 12th. We need help to cover the costs of permits, supplies, etc.