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Urban Lives @ YBCA + Google Exhibit

Dear Friends, I’m writing with some exciting news! Tomorrow, we’re holding our first ever Urban Lives pop-up exhibit, at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. The exhibit is an 8-screen curated showing of videos from eight cities around the world that were the settings for our Global Lives productions. The exhibit runs just […]

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Horace Mann School Exhibit

“David Harris’ presentation of his fascinating Global Lives project was inspiring: one of our best assemblies in a long time and one of our most humane, creative, and thoughtful.” -Harry Bauld, Horace Mann English teacher, author of On Writing the College Application Essay, and former Ivy League admissions officer.   The Global Lives Project’s latest […]

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“Just as important as James Franco”

I realized last night as I, along with about two million others, watched James Franco’s new movie, The Interview, that I forgot to share one crucially important Global Lives highlight of 2014, as the opportunity to make a tax-deductible 2014 contribution expires shortly. In October, Global Lives and a collection of James’ paintings based on his high school yearbook were exhibited together […]

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Whoa. What a year.

Whoa. What a year. I can’t believe how much we packed in! There is just too much to list here, so as you consider making a donation to us this year, here’s just a quick summary of what we’ve been up to: The Smithsonian hosted a Global Lives screening and a workshop with the world’s top […]

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Global Lives Exhibits in Schools

The Global Lives Project went back to school twice in April, with immersive video exhibits at Envision Academy in Oakland, and Gateway Middle School in San Francisco. Teachers and administrators at both schools worked with the Global Lives education crew beforehand to prepare and devise the best experience for their students, and this work certainly paid […]

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Wow, what a night – let’s make it a month!

Dear friend, We began our initiative to support teachers by sending curriculum to use our videos in their classroom. Now, we’re helping teachers bring their classes to see our videos in real life. Our 17-screen preview night was such a hit that the venue has invited us to keep it open a month! Please help […]

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Tonight! Lives in Transit Party and Sneak Preview

I invite you to join tonight’s party and sneak preview of Lives in Transit, a new video series following 24 hours in the life of 10 transit workers around the world. This immersive exhibit brings you into Global Lives and showcases our initiative to support over 400 teachers who asked us for help using our […]

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Are All Dreams Created Equal?

Dear Friend, From dreams to memories and everything in between, Global Lives videos bring to life our shared human experience. Huyen Le, a cook in Vietnam, tells our volunteer film crew that she dreamed of being a teacher. Life didn’t work out like she planned, and yet, she is happy that life goes on, as she […]

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Young global citizens create a brighter future

Dear friend, Every week, Rumi Nagashima leads a Girl Scout meeting in Tokyo. Watch our video of Rumi uniting with her peers after commuting through a crowded subway and you’ll feel her spirit and perseverance. I showed Global Lives videos as a two-week unit in my high school English class. I saw my students developed […]

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