In the Southern Campus District… A Bridge that Bridges – Tackling Race and Divisions
A Bridge that Bridges community art project is tackling the longstanding division of race in Cleveland. The Campus District is a microcosm of our racially segregated city. Back in 1958 the northern part of the Campus District and downtown Cleveland were separated from the 1930s public housing on Cedar Avenue by the construction of Innerbelt I-90 leaving the East 22nd Street bridge as the only connection.
Campus District, Inc. gathered a group of people who work, live, and go to school on either side of the bridge for intentional conversations about race and divisions. Together they have designed a mural for the East 22nd Street bridge – the main north-south connector.
Watch the video and learn about the physical transformation of our neighborhood and the ways we are working to reconnect our north and south neighborhoods through this mural.
We are nearly halfway to our goal! Your donation will not only help us make this project happen but also will be a stand for breaking down racial barriers in Cleveland!