Be The Bridge’s Southeast Tennessee Region Chapter, a faith-based group that seeks to inspire the church toward a transformative response toward racial healing, has officially launched “The College Hill Podcast.”
“The College Hill Podcast” is a narrative podcast about the College Hill neighborhood of Cleveland, Tennessee. It explores the history of College Hill, and in doing so, paints a larger picture of the racial divide that has existed in Cleveland, as well as building a framework for a better way forward.
This podcast includes honest, difficult conversations about race, injustice, and the way that division can often be disguised in Southern towns across America. In it we hear from government officials, business owners, educators, and members of the College Hill community, and we take a look into the progress that has been made, and all the progress that still is to come.
“Our vision is to be a credible witness to authentic racial healing, racial literacy, and personal and organizational transformation,” said Be The Bridge’s Olympia Pierce. “Our heart and passion is to display God’s glory by inspiring the Church not only to have these difficult conversations, but to have actionable and distinctive responses to racial division.”
“The College Hill Podcast,” made available by the financial support of the United Way Ocoee Region and the efforts of Be The Bridge Southeast Region, is a project 15 months in the making, and includes behind-the-scenes photos to go with the episodes. Each conversation revolves around an interview with a key member of the College Hill community, as well as the narrator’s own revelations as he learns more about this community, the history of Cleveland, the racial division in the city, and how it has impacted our entire community.
Be The Bridge is a non-profit organization that inspires people to have a distinctive and transformative response to racial division and be present and intentional toward racial reconciliation. For more information on Be The Bridge, please visit Bethebridge.com.
Listen to the College Hill podcast here: https://collegehill.fireside.fm/