Bridges of Respect builds bridges between people, other species, and the environment.
The animal protection movement is a movement to uplift humanity. A sense of compassion toward animals is a natural precursor toward ethical and thoughtful behavior in people. Cruelty can only take place when humanity’s most prized values of compassion, responsibility, mercy, and empathy, are absent. Our efforts to protect animals are our efforts to help humanity avoid the traps of ignorance, violence, and convenience that underlie all great injustices.
Established in March of 1999, Bridges of Respect offers a series of dynamic, educational presentations on animal and environmental issues for receptive middle school, high school, and college students as well as community organizations in the Twin Cities metro area. Programs are modified for each age group. Since its inception, Bridges has given thousands of presentations to tens of thousands of students.
The interactive programs encourage student participation and critical thinking by combining lively discussions with short videos and activities. Programs are flexible in length and format to meet the interests of the audience, and may be tailored to fit specific curricular needs. Bridges of Respect’s instructors are available to present at school assembly programs, classrooms, after-school club meetings, places of worship, and other community organizations.
We hope that CAA supporters who are interested in public speaking will step up and consider becoming a volunteer humane educator with Bridges! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.