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Images & Voices of Hope | December 2, 2020

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Local conversations

ivoh holds annual South Florida event to explore Restorative Narrative genre

May 20, 2016 |

ivoh founder and board president Judy Rodgers speaking with attendees in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida. Photos by Leslie Loewenthal.


By: Rosalind Merritt

Rosalind is an artist, writer and consultant for residential design who lives in Miami.




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‘There Goes the Neighborhood’ podcast sheds light on the individual stories of people affected by gentrification

April 20, 2016 |

It’s an all too familiar scene: the dilapidated warehouse becomes a couture pop-up shop, the ugly duckling building on the block is converted into a luxury high-rise with an attached cycling gym, the park is now a members-only outdoor work space … Read More

2015 ivoh fellow, Elissa Yancey, speaks about the Restorative Narrative genre at Northern Kentucky University

April 11, 2016 |

Photo courtesy of Carrie Crotzer.


Sensationalist headlines often overshadow stories of resilience. And, in today’s clickbait culture, it can be difficult to find pockets of reflective and thoughtful storytelling. But, these stories are out there and they are … Read More

How “The Movement” is giving voice to marginalized communities across America

March 14, 2016 |

Cure4Camden is a nonprofit that attempts to reduce shootings by interrupting violent incidents before they occur. Source: Mic.


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 … Read More

Rebecca Solnit & Carrie Schneider share thoughts on art, human connection & reading during recent community conversation

January 29, 2016 |

Schneider (left) and Solnit in conversation at the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Images below are from the series Reading Women by Carrie Schneider. Images courtesy the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery. 

A few weeks … Read More

Transforming news of violence into stories of resilience

November 9, 2015 |

Moses Shumow, Marcela Moyano, Salma Abdelrahman, Eric Thompson and Regina Davis at the “Storytelling to Change the World” conference.

This story was written by Clara-Meretan Kiah. It was originally published on FIU News on November 6, 2015, as part of ivoh’s Restorative Narrative storytelling … Read More

ivoh local conversation inspires painter to organize an art market

May 7, 2014 |

Sherry Funt came up with the idea for her first “pop-up art market” after attending an ivoh event in Miami. She’s pictured here, second from left, talking with other attendees in a small group discussion at the event. (Photo taken … Read More

Miami event generates thoughtful discussion about how the arts can create positive change

March 31, 2014 |

Photos taken by Kenneth Dayhoff and Kendra Anderson of Away Ken Studios. See additional photos here.


How can the arts create positive change in the world?

We explored answers to this question during our latest Images & Voices of … Read More

Join us for a conversation about how the arts can create positive change

March 11, 2014 |

For years, Images & Voices of Hope has convened local conversations around the world to give people in the media and the arts a chance to discuss, share and reflect on their work. Our first local conversation this year will … Read More