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Episode 6: NFLer Garry Gilliam Tackles Systemic Oppression, Environmental Injustice with The Bridge Eco-Village


Today’s sixth episode of GreenSportsPod is the first to expand the conversation beyond the intersection of Green & Sports, adding the related issues of systemic oppression and racism that are roiling the United States and beyond.

Garry Gilliam experienced this hope-squashing system firsthand during his childhood in the opportunity-deprived section of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Now, the ex-NFL offensive lineman is using his resources and his seemingly boundless energy to try to break that system, replacing it with a more equitable, hopeful one.

His system-breaking tool is The Bridge Eco-Village, an innovative startup that provides opportunities for African-Americans and other marginalized people to “Work, Eat, Live, Learn and Play” in affordable, high quality mixed-use developments. The pilot is being built in — where else — Harrisburg.



Garry Gilliam can be found on Instagram and Twitter at @Garry_Gilliam. You can reach The Bridge Eco-Village on Instagram and Twitter at @TheBridgeHBG


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Gary Gilliam of The Bridge Eco-Village (Photo credit: Doug Legore Media)



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