During the coronavirus pandemic, we are thinking about how best we can support our community of educators, parents, and students. While we are physically isolated, we also have the potential to create new alliances and solidarity. Throughout the next month, we will be offering new ways to engage with our stories and resources, as well as with each other.
Weekly Online Events with Our Storytellers
On Thursdays at 11am/PST, we will host a live discussion and Q&A with our filmmakers, photographers, and writers. Educators and students can watch our short films in advance and join the discussion.
We hope you can join us for these events. If you have suggestions for future events, please feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you and learning with you in these months ahead.
- Friday, May 29th at 11am/PST: Community Storyteller Series with We Became Fragments Filmmaker Luisa Conlon—The Global Oneness Project invites students, educators, parents, families, as well as documentary film lovers to a conversation with filmmaker Luisa Conlon. Luisa will share the inspiration behind her work as a filmmaker and will participate in an in-depth Q&A. Luisa's film We Became Fragments, about Syrian teenager Ibraheem Sarhan as he comes of age in Winnipeg, Canada. After losing his mother and four siblings in a bombing that left him injured, Ibraheem and his father make a new life despite the heartbreak of leaving their home behind. Register here.
Coming up in June/July 2020
- Date TBD—In conversation with Rabbi Dr. Ariel Burger on the themes of suffering, healing, and joy.
- Date TBD—Webinar announcing our student photography contest winners and finalists, a conversation with educators, students, and thought-leaders
- Date TBD—Global Oneness Project webinar—exploring our new lesson plans with elementary, middle, and high school teachers
Access Recordings to Past Events
- Community Storyteller Series with Photographer Jane Baldwin—Jane shares the inspiration behind her work as a photographer and participates in an in-depth Q&A. Jane is a photographer who gives voice to people on the verge of displacement from their ancestral land and loss of cultural identity. Her photo essay "Kara Women Speak" distills ten years of travel in the Omo River Valley photographing and recording stories from the women of Indigenous communities living in southwestern Ethiopia. Watch the recording here.
- Community Storyteller Series with Photographer Camille Seaman—Camille shares the inspiration behind her work as a photographer and participates in an in-depth Q&A. Camille strongly believes in capturing photographs that articulate that humans are not separate from nature. Her photo essays on the Global Oneness Project platform include "Melting Away," which include photographs from a 10-year journey through the polar regions, and "We Are Still Here," which presents portraits of contemporary Native Americans. Camille takes photographs all over the world using digital and film cameras in multiple formats. Her photographs capture the beauty of nature as well as our relationship to the living world. Watch the recording here.
- Community Storyteller Series with Photographer Roberto (Bear) Guerra—Bear shares the inspiration behind his work as a photographer and participates in an in-depth Q&A. Bear's work address globalization, development, and social and environmental justice issues. His Global Oneness Project photo essays "La Carretera: Life and Change Along Peru's Interoceanic Highway" and "A Possible River" explore the relationship between human and natural landscapes and the destructive impacts on people and place caused by the impacts of modernization. Watch the recording here.
- Filmmaker Maris Curran Discusses While I Yet Live—Maris shares the inspiration behind making the film as well as participates in an in-depth Q&A. In the film While I Yet Live, we meet five African American women who are acclaimed quilters and freedom-fighters from Gee's Bend, Alabama. Watch the recording here.
- Document Your Place on the Planet: A Student Photography Contest—In this webinar, we discussed the Global Oneness Project's new student photography contest, Document Your Place on the Planet. Watch on demand.
- Filmmaker Jeremy Seifert discusses The Church Forests of Ethiopia— Watch the recording here.
- Filmmaker Adam Loften Discusses Welcome to Canada— Adam, along with special guest Mohammed Alsaleh, discussed the making of the film and answered questions from educators, families, and students. Watch the recording here.
- Filmmaker Kalyanee Mam Discusses Lost World— In this discussion, Kalyanee shared the importance of home and place in her work and answered questions from educators, families, and students. Watch the recording here.
- "Teaching and Learning from the Heart in Troubled Times"— Our executive director, Cleary Vaughan-Lee and Rabbi Dr. Ariel Burger, author, artist, and former teaching assistant to Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel offered this webinar with Share My Leson. How might we nurture moral courage in ourselves today during a planetary crisis? Watch on demand.
- Filmmaker Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee Discusses Earthrise— Emmanuel discussed the importance of the Earthrise photograph at this time of planetary crisis. Accessible for all ages. Watch the recording here.
- Follow Up Webinar: Learning and Teaching from the Heart in Troubled Times: Continuing the Conversation— This webinar, with Rabbi Dr. Ariel Burger and Cleary Vaughan-Lee, was a follow-up to the Share My Lesson webinar held on March 25, 2020. Watch on demand.