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Healing Trauma

To move forward we must face the past.

Let's Think Peace Let's Think Peace
Huong, an artist, peace activist, and former refugee who fled her native Vietnam in 1975, has painted her visions of war and peace for more than three decades.
Youths Face the Holocaust Youths Face the Holocaust
by Lynsi Burton
Facing History connects students to people who have witnessed injustice, like artist and Holocaust survivor Ava Kadishson Schieber.
Healing Power of Prison Poetry Healing Power of Prison Poetry
by Eli Hastings
Writers help teens in jail learn to express difficult truths by putting pencil to paper.
YES! Film Picks: War Child / The End of Poverty? YES! Film Picks: War Child / The End of Poverty?
Reviews of some of our favorite films of the season.
In Review :: Bill Cleveland’s Art and Upheaval In Review :: Bill Cleveland’s Art and Upheaval
by Brooke Jarvis
Review of Art and Upheaval: Artists on the World's Frontlines, by Bill Cleveland
Iraqi Families on the Borders Iraqi Families on the Borders
by Johnny Barber
Families share their stories of escape and survival.
Art and Upheaval :: Photos from the Book Art and Upheaval :: Photos from the Book
This photo-essay features images from William Cleveland's book Art and Upheaval. The book tells remarkable stories about artists who resolve conflict, heal unspeakable trauma, give voice to the forgotten and disappeared, and restitch the cultural fabric of their communities.
YES! Film Picks :: The Power of Forgiveness YES! Film Picks :: The Power of Forgiveness
by Carol Estes
This thoughtful film recounts the stories of people who have suffered almost unbearable losses and invites us into their struggles to forgive. The film also explores the life journeys of Holocaust-survivor Elie Wiesel and Vietnam War-survivor Thich Nhat Hanh. Both found so much power in forgiveness that they have made it the centerpiece of their life’s work...
Life Reclaimed Life Reclaimed
by Madeline Ostrander
After growing up amid violence and harassment, Jarid Manos found a way out for himself and for troubled youth—restoring prairie ecosystems.
Building Peace in Iraq Building Peace in Iraq
by David Smith-Ferri
What happens when we listen to Iraqis' stories, and trust that Iraqis are the best source for information about their own experiences? The story of Direct Aid Iraq.
Scared Sacred Scared Sacred
by Velcrow Ripper
In a world teetering on the edge of self-destruction, award-winning filmmaker Velcrow Ripper sets out on a unique pilgrimage. Visiting the 'Ground Zeroes' of the planet, he asks if it's possible to find hope in the darkest moments of human history.
Heal the Warrior, Heal the Country Heal the Warrior, Heal the Country
by Edward Tick
Breaking the cycle of war making: our country will not find peace until we take responsibility for our wars.
FALLOUT: Coming Home From the War in Iraq FALLOUT: Coming Home From the War in Iraq
by Ava Lowery
A short film by Ava Lowery about the war in Iraq and its effects on our returning troops. Pro-war or anti-war, we should all take the time to listen to what our returning troops have to say.
Where FEMA feared to Tread Where FEMA feared to Tread
by Tim Shorrock
When Katrina hit New Orleans, medics on bicycles toured the city bringing relief where other agencies failed to show.
Men, War, and Families Men, War, and Families
by Robert F. Johnson, Gordon Mustain
Two poems by veterans who recall the effect of military combat on their own lives.
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