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Desmond Tutu, Dalai Lama, Barack Obama… and now Global Lives

Photo: Global Lives exhibit at the Googleplex, Mountain View, CA. About six years ago, I met Steve Grove. Steve has held many roles over the years at YouTube and Google, pioneering the use of online video as a platform for participation in politics globally. Steve has used YouTube and Google Hangouts to produce participatory interviews […]

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HuffPo: Antidote to Terror: Teaching Empathy Through the Global Lives Project

The article below by Esther Wojcicki was originally published on the Huffington Post Part II Education does not have to reinforce the type of xenophobic thinking that devalues human life across political, religious and cultural borders. Education can liberate students from the pitfalls of stereotyping, and offer up opportunities for creative achievement and collaboration. The […]

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HuffPo: Global Lives “Antidote to Terror”

See the Original Article on HuffingtonPost.com As terror shook Paris two and a half weeks ago, I was in Brussels, wrapping up the latest leg of my book tour. I was staying less than a mile from Molenbeek, the neighborhood where the attacks on Paris were planned. During my trip, I spent quite a bit of time […]

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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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