Welcome

We hope you will find the information and resources available here useful in your own pursuit of justice - in your life, your organization or community.

cultural bridges to justice (cbtj) was founded in 1986 by jona olsson to provide anti-oppression and social justice workshops, keynotes, and consulting for not-for-profit organizations and communities. Programming specifically for fire and emergency services, in the U.S. and UK, was added in 1999.

cbtj has grown into a consortium of competent, highly effective, passionate trainers and activists from across the United States who believe that challenging oppression, while forging justice, is both a practical necessity and a moral imperative of contemporary life.

We believe that working toward genuine social and economic justice demands a vigorous, dynamic commitment to challenging oppression in all its forms (racism, sexism, classism, heterosexism, et al.)

Our programs are not focused on increasing, “managing” or even “celebrating” diversity, but rather on confronting the systemic oppressions, personally and within our organizations or institutions.

Every cultural bridges to justice workshop or keynote is designed to meet YOUR organization’s objectives and desired outcomes.