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Annual Bridge Conference set for Thursday in OKC

The fourth annual Bridge Conference, aimed at helping people in education, business and government to create awareness, make connections and collaboratively develop solutions for the challenges facing the Oklahoma City area community will be from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Northeast Regional Health and Wellness Campus, 2600 NE 63.

The conference, sponsored by Wellness Now and Stronger Together OKC, will press into critical issues of systemic poverty, race and class divisions.

Mayor David Holt will address the conference at 8:30 a.m. Myron Pope, vice president for student affairs at the University of Central Oklahoma, will speak at 9 a.m., followed by a panel discussion at 9:40 a.m. that will highlight solutions that help resolve social challenges around race relations, said host Clarence Hill Jr.

Kris Steele, executive director of TEEM, will address the conference at 11:35 a.m.

Breakout session topics after lunch will include "The Strength of Family is the Strength of Community and the Nation," "Inequity in Technology and Bias in Algorithms," and "Pursuing a Culture of Life in Under-resourced Communities."

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