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Images & Voices of Hope | November 27, 2020

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Community art project tells Pittsburgh residents: ‘You Belong’

October 30, 2017 |

The “You Belong” sign in a yard in Pittsburgh. Photo by Justin Parisi.


By Kara Newhouse

Kara Newhouse is the creator and host of the Women in STEM podcast and a 2015 ivoh summit attendee. You can follow her on Twitter at @KaraNewhouse.

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Curiosity and presence: A conversation with filmmaker Jennifer Crandall

October 23, 2017 |

Jennifer Crandall talks with Billy Wayne Corkerin on a day of shooting Verse 43 for “Whitman, Alabama.” Lucy Corkerin is also pictured. All photos courtesy of Crandall. 


By Kara Newhouse

Kara Newhouse is the creator and host of the Women in STEM … Read More

In Jerusalem, parkour is freedom

May 31, 2016 |

Oday Abu Snina jumps in the air with Jerusalem’s iconic Dome of the Rock in the background. All photos by and courtesy of Genevieve Belmaker.


By Genevieve Belmaker

Genevieve is an award-winning American freelance journalist based in Jerusalem, Israel … Read More

How Mike Kamber, co-founder of the Bronx Documentary Center, hopes to educate a new generation of photographers

March 28, 2016 |

Exhibit at the Bronx Documentary Center. All images provided by Mike Kamber. 


By Les Neuhaus

Les Neuhaus is a former foreign correspondent, having covered events across East and Central Africa, and the Middle East. He now works as a … Read More

A building block in restorative narrative: Turning point as bridge

September 4, 2013 |

As a former Detroiter with ongoing ties and affection for the city, I found myself swinging between despair and hope as I read Monica Davey’s New York Times piece about the various schemes plotting its resurrection.

The story reminded me of several I reported as city-county bureau chief for the Free Press nearly 40 years ago. As far as I know, none of the elaborate plans for mass transit or neighborhood development that I wrote about ever finished the journey from idea to reality.

That’s one reason I was struck by the last couple of graphs of Davey’s story.  Read More

What lessons do past glories hold for the recovery a city needs today?

March 13, 2013 |

In a remarkable story today in Deadline Detroit, Bill McGraw contrasts Detroit’s currently grim reality with a week nearly 62 years ago when the city celebrated its 250th birthday and was hailed as, among other things, “brash, ingenious, emphatic and go-getting” (by TIME magazine, no less).

McGraw raises the key question: “If Detroit can decline so drastically in six decades, could it not stage a recovery of some sort over the next 60 years?”

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