Today marks 2 years since tragic death of Freddie Gray. Earlier this year I traveled with Grassroots Global Justice Alliance on the #PeoplesCaravan from the RNC to the DNC. Along the way we stopped in Baltimore and visited the community was the home of Freddie Gray. Alberto Saldamando, a fellow caravan member and human rights lawyers ...

I'm excited to be a part of this incredible project, WE THE PEOPLE, launched by the Amplifier Foundation. "Eight years ago, the artist Shepard Fairey made the iconic image that captured a period of HOPE in America. Today we are in a very different moment, one that requires new images that reject the hate, fear, and open racism that were ...

My favorite feature of being human is compassion. Compassion isn't empathy.  It’s not altruism. But I wonder, what does compassion mean to you? To me it's wanting to deeply understand the emotions that someone else is going through, while also feeling compelled to alleviate or reduce their suffering. In my last week at Standing ...

Aylin has a following.  She is a journalist with one of Turkey’s most major newspapers. But Aylin is not her real name, and I can not name the paper she writes for. “We’re at a place now where we’ve gone from censorship to self-censorship,” she says.  “It’s very dangerous.” Though things were never a “rose-garden” ...