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 linguists and indigenous filmmakers to begin planning our new Language in Focus series, in collaboration with the National Museum of Natural History, the most visited museum in North America.
We brought our traveling exhibits and newly published Unheard Stories curriculum to five public schools ranging from elementary to university in the San Francisco Bay Area, directly reaching more than 6,000 students at Envision Academy, Gateway Middle School, Creative Arts Elementary, Palo Alto High School and San Francisco State University. Initial survey data indicates strong increases in empathy and global understanding among student exhibit visitors and curriculum users. The images below are from our exhibits at Palo Alto High School and Envision Academy in Oakland.
Our first 24/7 public exhibit is currently running at the Institute for the Future in downtown Palo Alto, reaching thousands of visitors each week. The exhibit will continue into Spring 2015.
Our new Lives in Transit series is reaching the end of post-production, thanks to the work of thousands of volunteer filmmakers, photographers and translators. We have begun screening the work in our exhibits and will launch online in early 2015.
With deepest gratitude for your generosity these past ten years,
David Evan Harris
Founder and Executive Director
Global Lives Project