About Us

Bridges to Cultural Understanding is a grassroots organization created to provide a means of bringing multi-cultural individuals together across social boundaries in order to give us all an opportunity to share our individual stories and to dialogue with one another. All Bridges to Cultural Understanding meetings are open to the community at no charge. Our meetings offer a great opportunity for an inter-generational, multi-cultural exchange of information, questions, answers and new perspectives.


Our Objectives

• To share the reality and depth of the personal stories of our cultures.

• To promote understanding of each culture's history, contributions, special holidays and celebrations, religion, challenges (both historic and present,) current pressing issues and dreams for the future.

• To build intra-cultural friendships and alliances committed to reducing misconceptions, healing racism and uniting together to identify and change attitudes, structures and laws that perpetuate disparities.

Programs and Events

2017 BTCU Programs


Thursday Jan 19 Bridges to Culutrual Understanding Presents "The Importance of Education" at First Congreational Church 145 Capital Ave., N.E., Battle Creek, MI 7p.m. The Keynote speaker will be Dr. William Bell,Jr, an outstanding educator, motivational -speaker, founder and mentor.

Did you know:
1. That your child first encounter with education comes from you?
2. You set the stage for your childs learning environment?
3. You hold the baton for your childs education?
4. When you march out on the field of education you become the role modle for your child?
5. How far are you willing to march for your child?

The question and answer portion of the program will be followed by light refreshments served in the Atruim. RSVP's requested: ninalagrand@icloud.com or 269-964-4921


Please hold these dates. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Thursday, February 23, 2017 Black History Month Presentation

For additional information please contact Nina at 269-964-4921 or e-mailing ninalagrand@icloud.com



Video Links of Interest

A Girl Like Me
Color is more than skin deep for young African-American women struggling to define themselves
Reza Aslan
Unity in Diversity

An internationally acclaimed writer and scholar of religions, tells his own story of growing up as an Iranian-born emigre and explores the common narrative of what it means to be an American
One Drop Rule
"Insights and implications regarding the "One Drop Rule."
The Rev. Eric Law of the Kaleidoscope Institute
Talks about assumptions that we might make when we meet another person?