Finding The Beat Within: Giving a Voice to Incarcerated Youth in America

By March 5, 2015

In 2016 The Beat Within will be 20 years old. This organization, started by David Inocencio in September of 1996 as a program within the Pacific News Service, gives incarcerated youth a space and publication to share their writing and art. David, and a group of volunteers including teachers, retirees, and other activists go into…

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IVOH: Accepting Nominations for Exceptional Media Professionals

By March 4, 2015

From the Images & Voice of Hope website (here you can read more about IVOH and their restorative narrative work): During this year’s summit, Images & Voices of Hope will hold our annual Awards of Appreciation ceremony, which recognizes outstanding media professionals from a variety of fields. The awards celebrate organizations and individuals whose media projects…

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Relationships Are (The) Work

By May 2, 2014

Sean Thomas-Breitfield is the Co-Director of The Building Movement Project, a grantee of TWI. We’re Pleased to share his recent reflection on the importance of relationships in movement building, a theme that strongly emerged from Building Movement’s insightful evaluation of the New Bottom Line Campaign. It’s great to see the power of relationships explicitly raised…

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How Media Can Be a Force for Good

By April 18, 2014

A thoughtful and engaging interview with the American Press Institute and Mallary Tenore, the new managing director of TWI grantee Images and Voices of Hope (IVOH), that explores themes of our ongoing conversation about storytelling, journalism, dialogue and community.    How ‘Restorative Narratives’ Shape Communities: 9 Good Questions with Mallary Tenore of IVOH   IVOH…

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ivoh explores and defines restorative narrative

By September 3, 2013

This post was originally posted at and has been written by Steve Myers. Nailing down the attributes of hazy concepts is never easy, and the early going of ivoh’s exploration of “restorative narrative” was no exception. Maybe that’s why the room came alive when journalism professor and ivoh board member Jon Funabiki (photo above) suggested we make…

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