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

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

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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 []

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

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

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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 []

Read about our most-commented TED Conversation yet

Read about our most-commented TED Conversation yet

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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discussion question in December that was on many people’s minds: “Has the time come for the U.S. Second Amendment to be repealed or amended?”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 []