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Building Bridges Conference March 12

Gustavus Adolphus College will host its 16th annual Building Bridges conference on Saturday, March 12, 2011. This year’s conference, with the theme “I’m Not For Sale: Slavery Past and Present,” will provide an opportunity for attendees to engage in dialogue about the effects of the slave trade from a historical perspective as well as from a modern-day one.

Erin Gruwell will be one of the keynote speakers at this year’s Building Bridges Conference. 

Building Bridges Conference to Focus on Education

Gustavus Adolphus College will host its 14th annual Building Bridges Conference Saturday, March 14. The theme of this year's conference is "Liberation through Education" and will focus on educational inequality in the U.S. and abroad and the important influence an education has on an individual's future.

Invisible Children is the non-profit organization that will benefit from the Building Bridges book drive. 

Book Drive to Benefit Children in Uganda

A book drive organized in association with the annual Building Bridges Conference at Gustavus Adolphus College is underway at the College and in the cities of St. Peter and North Mankato. Books will be collected until mid-January when they will be sold online with proceeds going to the non-profit group Invisible Children.

Students and others package meals during the 2008 Building Bridges Conference. (Photo by Tom Roster) 

Building Bridges Conference Honored by City of Saint Peter

Gustavus Adolphus College's Building Bridges Conference recently received the 2007 St. Peter Human Rights Commission Award. Given annually, the award is meant to recognize an individual or organization in St. Peter that has furthered human rights in the community.

Paul Rusesabagina will deliver the keynote address and receive an honorary degree at this year’s Building Bridges Conference. 

Building Bridges Conference Saturday

Gustavus Adolphus College will hold its 13th annual Building Bridges Conference Saturday, March 8. The theme of this year's conference is "Genocide Awareness: How Will History Judge Us?" Tickets are sold out.

Jody Williams, 1997 Nobel Peace Prize recipient, spoke to the 2005 Building Bridges Conference at Gustavus Adolphus College. 

Nobel Peace Prize Recipient to Speak at Gustavus

Nobel Peace Prize recipient Jody Williams will help celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Building Bridges Conference at Gustavus Adolphus College March 11 and 12