“In an episode of ‘What Would You Do’, three actors play out a racist scene in a barbershop to gauge people’s reactions.” Click here to watch this beautiful & powerful example of what it means to transcend our fears and pain, to speak up for what we know to be true, and to trust. Excellent example of media for peacebuilding.
The newest video from The Story of Stuff Project, “The Story of Solutions, explores how we can move our economy in a more sustainable and just direction, starting with orienting ourselves toward a new goal.” Here at Media for Peacebuilding, we are all about transformative solutions for a better world!
The Occupy Gezi movement, which is taking Istanbul by storm, is a mostly nonviolent movement which attempts to address universal values like real democracy, reverential ecology, economic liberation, human rights, social justice, and peace. One of the most interesting aspects of Occupy Gezi for me (Kimberlye Kowalczyk) has been the explosion of art and music in Istanbul. Expression liberates creativity, and that is what we are seeing in Istanbul. Listen to music from Occupy Gezi for free, online here.
Watch this episode of Al Jazeera’s Witness, “Alfred’s Free Press.”
“One innovative journalist has found a way to get daily news and information to Liberians — with the aid of a blackboard.”
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Click here to read Kimberlye Kowalczyk’s (Managing Editor) photo essay from ten days in the tsunami affected areas in Tohoku (Northeastern Japan) in April, 2011.
Click here to watch: “JR, a semi-anonymous French street artist, uses his camera to show the world its true face, by pasting photos of the human face across massive canvases. At TED2011, he makes his audacious TED Prize wish: to use art to turn the world inside out. Learn more about his work and learn how you can join in at insideoutproject.net.”
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
The team at www.mediaforpeacebuilding.com would like to wish you inspiration, hope, and peace in 2011. Thank you for tuning in and supporting us as we celebrate the beginning of our 2nd year on the web! We look forward to bringing you many more examples of initiatives in Media for Peacebuilding from around the world in the months and years to come!