Grounded in popular education methods and philosophies, NNIRR has worked to build tools and spaces to share our experiences, understand those of others, share strategies, and develop collective visions for a better world. NNIRR’s popular education curriculum, BRIDGE (Building a Race & Immigration Dialogue in the Global Economy), offers a simple framework for facilitation and topics for discussion that tackle the complex and often divisive issues of race, immigration, gender, globalization and its impact on all of these, and more.
The BRIDGE curriculum is a set of popular education tools and exercises designed to engage immigrant and refugee community members in dialogue about racism, labor, migration and global economic structures in relation to migration. Click here to read a description of the eight BRIDGE modules.
Free downloadable excerpts from BRIDGE to support with community facilitation:
- Our Methodology – why and how to use popular education
- Setting the Agenda & Ground Rules
- Tips for Effective Facilitation
- Conducting Evaluations
- Interpretation & Translation
You can also get a free download of our legislative workshop:
This workshop for BRIDGE was created as a tool for organizers, community groups, educators, activists and leaders to support our work to affect and shape the change we want to see. Focused on work at the federal level, the popular education elements of this module can easily be applied to our work at state and local levels. Developed by Rosita Choy and Eunice Cho with input and support from community groups, advocates and activists throughout the country.