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Response to violence

‘Anna Asli Suriyah’ explores Syria’s ongoing conflict through headlines, theatre, and storytelling

June 12, 2017 |

From L to R: Pascale Seigneurie, Sarah Badiyah Sakaan, and Ayse Eldek Richardson performing “Anna Asli Suriyah (I Come from Syria)” at Beit Jeddo Hookah Lounge as part of Polybe + Seats theatre company in 2014. Photo credit: Stephen Yang.

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Media practitioners, artists and communities celebrate pride and remember Orlando around the world

June 29, 2016 |

Orlando’s LGBTQ community turned out by the hundreds to counter members from the Westboro Baptist Church, who had traveled from Kansas to protest outside of a funeral memorial at the Cathedral of St. Luke in downtown Orlando on Saturday, June … Read More

Media practitioners reflect on how we talk about rape in wake of Stanford case

June 23, 2016 |

Screengrab from NowThis “She is someone” video. 

 

It’s been almost a month since the victim-impact statement of the 23-year-old woman raped on the Stanford campus was released by the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s office. After its release, the statement … Read More

The Washington Post shares how religious leaders responded to the Orlando shooting by fostering peace and acceptance

June 17, 2016 |

St. James United Church, rue Sainte-Catherine, Montreal, 14 June 2016. Photo courtesy of Flickr/Creative Commons.

 

 

 

In 1822 after Denmark Vesey was executed along with dozens of black congregants, the Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston was burned to the … Read More

How writers can help remove labels that overshadow trauma of sexual abuse

May 11, 2016 |

 

In “The Forced Heroism of the ‘Survivor,’” published earlier this month in the New York Times Magazine, writer and literary critic Parul Sehgal traces the rhetoric used for people who experience sexual abuse.

The essay offers up some valuable … Read More

New York Times’ “Race/Related” provides a platform for meaningful and candid conversations about race

April 11, 2016 |

A few months ago ivoh featured a story about the New York Times launching “Unpublished Black History,” a month-long photography project to draw attention to black history. The project, which was created with the intention to spark candid conversations about race among readers, has … Read More

Examining empathy gap through data analytics after acts of terror

March 30, 2016 |

For Paris and Brussels we saw Facebook “Safety Checks” and viral symbols of hope. These symbols are meant to unify people after tragedy. Yet, they are also representative of how selective we can be when mourning publicly. Whether we call … Read More

Black Lives Matter co-founder Opal Tometi shares how a viral social media movement became a vital voice for civil rights

March 4, 2016 |

The Black Lives Matter movement began a year and a half ago as a social-media-driven outcry against police brutality and the violence against black Americans. The movement, which was started by three young women, has expanded to a network of … Read More

Media outlets connect with Muslim communities to remember the three young Muslim-Americans killed last year in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

February 24, 2016 |

The volunteers who renovated and converted Deah Barakat’s rental property into the Light House, a space that can be used for organizations and members of the community to come together. Photo courtesy of the Light House Project. 

 

 

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Dance as restorative narrative after bombings

May 16, 2013 |

Marking the one month anniversary of the Marathon bombings, dancers from Boston’s Paulist Center performed at the site of the first explosion. “We wanted to offer a blessing at the spot, Christine Monterio, the Center’s liturgical dance minister told the … Read More