Our Circles of Change event honors individuals who make a positive difference in the world. The accomplishments of these individuals inspire us as we work to transform hate, discrimination, and violent conflict. By celebrating others’ accomplishments each year, we demonstrate that positive change is possible, that the courageous acts of one expand into circles of change. We also hope to pass this belief onto Building Bridges participants, and teach that the tireless acts of individuals are what create more just, inclusive societies.  Check out our past honorees below.

2015

Nicole Flores

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Harold Fields

2014

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Inocente Izucar

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Albus Brooks

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Muna Aghawani

2013

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Brie Loskota

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Minor Disturbance

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Tamra Ryan

2012

Marica Trujillo

Susan Sygall is the Executive Director of the Mobility International USA, and was awarded the MacArthur genius grant. (THOMAS BOYD/The Register-Guard) Tuesday, June 13, 2000

Susan Sygall

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Tim Sweeney

2011

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Aleshia Cantrell

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Jessica Posner and Kennedy Odede

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Walter Isenberg

2010

Rashaad Fortune

Daniel Mackintosh

Ronit Avni

Douglas Jackson

2009

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Michael Johnston

Avda Kafri

Rawan Zaitoun

William Ury

2008

Jamie Laurie

Stephen Brackett

Terry Greenblatt

Yohannes Gebregeorgis

2007

Amal ElSana-Alhooj

Jim Lyons

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Saul Garlick

2006

Anita Sanborn

Hafsat Abiola

Jenny Koff