Guy Bryant has been a foster parent for the past 12 years, opening his home to over 50 young men who otherwise would have aged out of the system. He wants to set up these young adults for success, and he wants them to know they'll always have a home.
Open Society Youth Fellow Oakley Fugate stands up for those who feel marginalized and alone in Appalachia, showing a different side to an often stereotyped region.
When Vasilis noticed Syrian refugees arriving in his town, he decided to help them, an act of kindness that would change their lives—and his own. Published in the Independent January 19th, 2017 http://ind.pn/2iGbKtC
Children in Liberia are growing up in a country that’s still recovering from a brutal civil war and an outbreak of the Ebola virus. But a forward-looking investment in early childhood development is brightening the future for this country’s youngest citizens. Produced with Lauren Frohne. https://goo.gl/eceZVE
In the former Soviet republic of Azerbaijan, the media is almost entirely state-controlled; reporters criticizing the government can sometimes face deadly risks. Emin Milii is currently exiled in Berlin Germany, and he has a message for the government of Azerbaijan. The Guardian in December of 2015. goo.gl/SXFkhS
Roma have been represented in a straightforward way as thieves, beggars, and criminals, and Roma feel that this is precisely the way how they should not be represented. But after being pushed into the shadows for decades, a new generation of Roma artists is taking control of how Roma people are represented in Europe's media, history, and culture. goo.gl/geGkSK
Raw Clips: Habibullah speaks about the forty year occupation by Morocco of Western Sahara.
Instead of helping the mentally ill, police often put them behind bars. A new program in San Antonio trains cops to deal with those in a mental health crisis. Watch how one police department is making a positive difference. Featured in YES! Magazine.
Seattle has a better way to deal with substance abuse than locking up those who have become addicted. The "War on Drugs" has been a complete disaster since 1971. Now police have alternatives to incarceration that actually help people -and save money for the taxpayers. https://goo.gl/Nj2poL
You shouldn't go to jail just because you don't have a home. Utah has a better way. Police have alternatives to incarceration that actually help people -and save money for taxpayers. Featured in The Nation. https://goo.gl/qb2GGv
Hali Wood, a seventeen-year-old from Columbiana, Alabama is deeply in debt to the private probation company, JCS. Debtor's prisons are thriving in America. Private probation companies charge excessive fees to low income people who can't pay small fines like traffic tickets. If they can't pay, they go to jail. https://goo.gl/Q1uFtj
Featured on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.
Meet Kathleen Hucks, a woman suing Sentinel Corrections Services for their abuse of power. Probation is supposed to help people return to their community when there is no public safety justification for keeping them behind bars. That goal is sabotaged by companies that are simply collections agencies on steroids. Covered in the Huffington Post. https://goo.gl/ucAXke
A new movement to end mass incarceration starts with the children of the civil rights movement. Released for the 50th anniversary of the "I Have a Dream" speech and the March on Washington.
WInner of the 2014 Media for a Just Society Award in TV/Video.