“I don’t think the distance from a bully’s fist to that of the arsenal of a nation is really that far. It’s all part of the same construct.” – Michael Keisow Moore, A Peace of My Mind, 2009. And so the news out of Paris from 10 days ago and the news out of North Minneapolis from last night do not seem that separate. It’s … Continue reading It’s all the same
The last story has been recorded. The final portrait has been made. A Peace of My Mind: American Stories has been heard. Now it must be told. In a perfect world, I would have edited these stories along the way. But this is not a perfect world. There are 90 interviews waiting to be edited (the binder you see in the photo is about 1/3 of … Continue reading 40,000 miles for peace
To my Muslim friends who are being asked to reassure us that you are not “one of them”…allow me a moment to reassure you… Continue reading Let me reassure you
Asma Jama was hit in the face with a glass beer mug for not speaking English in an Applebee’s. She needed 17 stitches in her lip. In a press interview after the attack, Asma encouraged people to talk to others who seem different than them, to get to know them better as a way to overcome prejudice. She said, “I was attacked by a white … Continue reading Are you listening?