“I am The Bridge: A Poem By All Of Us,” is a work four years in the making. It was conceived by Papa Dia, a Coloradan from Senegal. He wants to connect people from different backgrounds-- Black, Jewish, Hispanic, European, Native American and Asian. They each contributed lines to the poem. They'll perform the poem Saturday, August 26, 2023 at the Denver Botanic Gardens as part of a fundraising event called "Breaking Barriers and Building Bridges."