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Images & Voices of Hope | November 27, 2020

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Community Narratives

Cloudscape Comics depicts refugee stories in Vancouver

September 12, 2017 |

Oliver McTavish-Wisden at work on a comic. Photo courtesy of McTavish-Wisden. 


By Allison Griner

Allison Griner is a freelance journalist and a 2013-2014 fellow with the International Reporting Program. Follow her on Twitter at @alligriner.




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Seattle Times humanizing homelessness, one message at a time

July 3, 2017 |

Photos takes by Tyrone Beason during the “Portraits of Homelessness” project. All photos courtesy of Beason. 


By Allison Griner

Allison Griner is a freelance journalist and a 2013-2014 fellow with the International Reporting Program. Follow her on Twitter at @alligriner.



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Capturing the story of Standing Rock behind the lens and between languages

June 5, 2017 |

A water protector stands where the road was cut off to the DAPL construction. Photos by and courtesy of Daniel Veintimilla. 


By Melissa Carroll 

Melissa Carroll is a freelance writer, poet, and yoga instructor from Tampa Bay. Learn more on her website.


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Newest Americans: Documenting America’s increasingly diverse future from Newark, New Jersey

May 22, 2017 |

Mike Steadman from Ironbound Boxing Academy. Photo by Ron Haviv/VII/Newest Americans. 


By Celeste Hamilton Dennis

Celeste is an editor at OF NOTE Magazine and freelance writer living in Portland, Oregon. When she’s not working on her book of short stories … Read More

Pop-up Spanish-language bookstore tours the US in pursuit of a more inclusive country

April 3, 2017 |

Pablo Helguera at Librería Donceles in San Francisco in 2014. All photos courtesy of Pablo Helguera. 


By Kara Newhouse

Kara Newhouse is the creator and host of the Women in STEM podcast and a 2015 ivoh summit attendee. You can … Read More

Two Texas institutions collaborate on ‘Dare to Listen’ project

November 7, 2016 |

Images from Dare to Listen project courtesy of Joyce D. Slocum. 


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 freelance reporter … Read More

Massachusetts prison practices restorative justice through dialogue

October 17, 2016 |

Massachusetts Correctional Institution. Photo credit: Flickr, Creative Commons.


Editor’s Note: This story was originally published by WBUR on February 16, 2016. It is being republished here with permission from WBUR. 


By Dina Kraft 


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How Everyday Boston empowers people to tell their own stories about the city

October 5, 2016 |

Mechelle Merritt, of Dorchester, talked to story ambassador Gabbie Follett about how she found strength in starting a Double Dutch group for young people in the neighborhood. All photos courtesy of Everyday Boston. 


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Theatre production company Ping Chong + Co shows there is no one Muslim identity

June 15, 2016 |

All photo credits by and courtesy of Adam Nadel. 


By Kara Newhouse

Kara is an education reporter for Lancaster Online, a creator of the Faces of Mental Health Recovery project, and a 2015 ivoh summit attendee. You can follow her on Twitter at @KaraNewhouse.



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Rebecca Solnit shares how media practitioners can fall together and break the status quo

June 8, 2016 |

After the San Francisco earthquake, 1906. Public domain image. 




Rebecca Solnit is a writer, historian and activist who relishes in the unknown fabric of what makes us human. Her writings on human connection, solitude, the environment and … Read More