As we approach the International Day of Peace on September 21, we returned to our core question for an engagement with the Holocaust Center in Orlando. “What does peace mean to you?” We installed our original gallery exhibit and we set up our studio for a day to capture the stories of 50 members of the community who were invited in to share their thoughts … Continue reading Orlando Peace
Penina Bowman was 17 years old when soldiers showed up at her home in Hungary and told her family they had 20 minutes to pack their bags. They were told they were being sent away to work, but the train brought them to Auschwitz. Penina lost her parents and 42 other relatives to the Holocaust, but she and her three siblings survived. She credits her … Continue reading Penina Bowman
She walked right up to me. I think she was in 8th grade. “Can I ask you a question?” she wondered. Of course. “Do they cry? These people you interview?” Often, I told her…and so do I. There is something powerful about an open and honest exchange. When you give someone your full attention and make it clear that what they have to say is … Continue reading Do they cry?
Sometimes people touch us for just a brief time, but make a lasting impact on our lives. Some of my best friends live far away. We might not talk often, but I carry them with me through my days, and it does my heart good to simply know they are in the world. I stay in touch with several of the people I have interviewed … Continue reading Gone, but still with us