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Photography

Why I document the often violent and traumatic daily lives of others: Fellows Friday with photographer Jon LowensteinWhy I document the often violent and traumatic daily lives of others: Fellows Friday with photographer Jon Lowenstein

Posted By Karen Eng

Social violence in Guatemala, Mexican and Central American migrant communities in the United States, the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake, children with cerebral malaria in Uganda — for the past decade, photographer Jon Lowenstein has been documenting the often violent and traumatic daily lives of individuals and communities living at the edges of society, both […]

Business

Cartels as businesses, terrorism as a brand, gang violence as an epidemic: 4 talks for rethinking how to stop violenceCartels as businesses, terrorism as a brand, gang violence as an epidemic: 4 talks for rethinking how to stop violence

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Rodrigo Canales begins today’s talk by bringing us to a very confusing peace march. After a battle between Mexican law enforcement and the drug cartel La Familia Michoacana turned the city of Apatzingán into a battlefield for two days in 2010, the mayor of the town decided to hold a march for peace. Thousands of […]

Film

Voices of violence: Photojournalist Jon Lowenstein captures narratives of violence in Chicago’s South SideVoices of violence: Photojournalist Jon Lowenstein captures narratives of violence in Chicago’s South Side

Posted By Karen Eng

What is the effect of violence on a life’s narrative? TED Fellow and photojournalist Jon Lowenstein has lived in the South Side of Chicago for about a decade — first working as a teacher, photographer and community liaison at an elementary school and subsequently engaging with his African American neighbors to document life in this […]

Culture

I used to think I couldn’t get out of hell: Chicago public school students react to TEDxYouth@MidwestI used to think I couldn’t get out of hell: Chicago public school students react to TEDxYouth@Midwest

Posted By Hailey Reissman

Earlier this month, 450 Chicago public school sophomores and juniors, plus 120 of their teachers, crowded into the city’s Harris Theater for TEDxYouth@Midwest, an event all about inspiring, motivating and empowering the young people of a city known for youth gun violence, but full of so much more — culture, history, educators and students dedicated […]

News

Read about our most-commented TED Conversation yetRead about our most-commented TED Conversation yet

Posted By Tedstaff

Australian Morgan Barnes posted a TED Conversation discussion question in December that was on many people’s minds: “Has the time come for the U.S. Second Amendment to be repealed or amended?” Over the next month, TED community members chimed in to voice their opinions nearly 1,400 times. The discussion closed this week, just as President Barack Obama […]