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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Purpose & Passion: 3 Stories

By July 15, 2013

   In our summer newsletter, Jill Blair framed TWI’s theory of change as dialogue + connection + relationships = impact. How to capture that equation in compelling and creative ways is an ongoing question for TWI – as it is for many who participate in gatherings that open up spaces for meaningful conversation and connection. Jon Funabiki,…

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The Whitman Institute Retreat 2012

By March 30, 2012

By Pia Infante TWI’s 4th retreat, like many of our previous retreats, was marked by bountifully good weather, rich conversations and connections, and a sensibility of community and renewal. Yet, something happened this time. Something distinct, and extraordinary. I left, and many reported similarly, feeling powerfully connected, renewed, vibrant and inspired. One participant thought that…

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The Story of Story

By November 11, 2011

By Pia Infante There were several key messages John shared from the Conversation with Van Jones hosted by NCG yesterday. One, lifted from a comparison of the 99% movement to the rise of the Tea Party, is that the 99% movement will only succeed if it seeks the best for the 100%, not by propelling…

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