Bridge The Gulf Project
Together we can change the story of the Gulf Coast
BRIDGE THE GULF is a community media initiative designed to help Gulf Coast communities convey their stories and their vision for a just, healthy and sustainable future.
BRIDGETHEGULFPROJECT.ORG HAS BEEN A SOURCE FOR INDEPENDENT VOICES SINCE 2010.
READ LEAH MAHAN’S BLOG ON BRIDGE THE GULF HERE.
“Bridge the Gulf … provides a space for residents of Gulf Coast neighborhoods to upload their own videos, photos, and written stories about everything from the BP oil spill to community development projects. Residents have stories to tell and also possess the basic tools to tell them; by providing a public forum, Bridge the Gulf weaves those stories together into a larger, crowdsourced narrative that’s more powerful than the sum of its parts.”
- READ THE ARTICLE IN YES! MAGAZINE: Why the Smartphone Becamse the Lightsaber of the Environmental Justice Movement
“Melissa Harris-Perry pays tribute to the “Bridge the Gulf” organization for its work in aiding distressed residents along the Gulf Coast.”
- WATCH THE VIDEO ON MSNBC: Foot Soldier: Bridge the Gulf
“On the Gulf Coast — a region so battered by disasters in recent years that the national news media is nearly omnipresent — some residents decided to seize (the) cameras and mics for themselves.”
- READ THE FULL STORY ON STATE OF THE REUNION: Bridge the Gulf Gives Residents A Voice