“To bring about change, you must not be afraid to take the first step.
We will fail when we fail to try”
After the murder of George Floyd on Monday June 7, 2020, 17-year-old Machi Perrin could not sit on the sideline and do nothing while America watched yet another black man’s life be taken because of the color of his skin. Machi knew something must change in our world when it comes to racial injustice. Although Machi did not have all of the answers, he knew that he could become the beginning of change in his community. Machi understood that he needed to be the change he hopes to see. He knew he must try to do something and didn’t think about failing.
Machi took it upon himself and contacted his local Mayor’s Office and the Antioch Police Department. From there he went forward to have a peaceful protest where hundreds of demonstrators participated.
On that special day in June 2020, Machi alongside his family and friends took the streets in Antioch for a peaceful demonstration, along with several hundred other. Many that gathered there that day marched with signs and their little one’s by their side. After the march many had asked what was next and how they could get involved? On that day Machi and his family knew they needed to continue the work. On June 7, 2020, Bridge was birth.
May 2021 Building Relationships In Different Generations Everyday became a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.