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[23 Oct 2012 | One Comment | ]
Kuwaiti Blogger Highlights Middle East Art Scene

We interviewed Mashaael Basheer, Kuwaiti Journalist and Art Blogger about her perspectives and experiences working in media, and her support of artists and art movements in the Middle East and around the world.
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Can you share with us a little about your personal background, and what inspired you to pursue a career as a journalist and art blogger?
My name is Mashaael Basheer, 27 from Kuwait. I hold a Master’s degree in Modern Communication and Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication & Journalism and currently work as Editor at the Kuwait News Agency …

PeaceTimes »

[10 Oct 2012 | One Comment | ]
Sara Potler, Dance 4 Peace: Inspiring Social Change through the Art of Movement

-Interview by Corinne Mitchell, Administration and Outreach Manager
Sara Potler, the 2012 Generation Peace Award winner, is the founder of Dance 4 Peace. Since 2007 the program has worked with over 5,542 youth in 15 cities on 4 continents to inspire social change through the art of movement. Sara values turning young people and adults into leaders and sharing ownership to ensure that the Dance 4 Peace movement is sustainable beyond herself.
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Where did the idea for Dance 4 Peace come from?
Dance 4 Peace began as part of my Fulbright Scholarship in …

Voices from the Frontlines »

[13 Aug 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
Dance: A Powerful Tool to Release Trauma

Sohini Chakraborty
Kolkata, India

“Kolkata Sanved’s approach has been developed to break prevailing boundaries of patriarchy by using dance as a vehicle for learning life skills, renewing a healthy mind-body relationship, addressing psychosocial handicaps, and developing new community bonds.”
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I always had a rebellious streak in me since my childhood. That streak enabled me to protest and fight any hurdles I encountered. For example, in college I challenged authorities by forming a group to perform dance at cultural events in my conservative Islamic college—I persuaded them to allow the girls to dance. My …

Inside Peace X Peace »

[22 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]
Peace Links: How Should You Report on War?

Just a handful of links this week, but they’re nice and juicy, with plenty to sink your teeth into.

The Atlantic asks what has to change for women to “have it all.”
Attacks on art in Tunisia, from Global Voices
Guernica Magazine tackles the morality of contemporary war coverage.
Rodney King died this week – how does a neighborhood come back after violent riots?  Find out in this piece about South Central LA ten years after the riots there.