Conversations that #OfferPeace
A four-part dialogue series that highlights renowned thought-leaders, artists, journalists, and more whose lives and work serve as an entry point into how one builds peace across division and hateful rhetoric. The series was hosted by MSNBC Correspondent Trymaine Lee and produced by The Peace Studio in partnership with PBS All Arts and NowThis.
Peacebuilding as a Family Affair
Live Recording: April 12, 2021
Release Date: April 26, 2021
The inaugural conversation was the first ever among descendants of renowned non-violence practitioners Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Nelson Mandela, and Mahatma Gandhi. Using the teachings of their father, mother, or grandfather, author and educator Arun Gandhi, filmmaker and activist Kweku Mandela, and CEO of the King Center, Dr. Bernice King addressed the actions they felt were most important for individuals to undertake in their homes, neighborhoods, and broader communities to ignite a more peaceful culture.
Building Peace through Music
Live Recording: June 14, 2021
Release Date: June 28, 2021
With 225 shootings in the United States in the first five months of 2021, our hearts and minds were drawn once again to the monumental suffering caused by the absence of peace. On Monday, June 14, 2021 The Peace Studio brought together four renowned musicians, Grammy-Award Winning Opera Singer Joyce DiDonato; Grammy and MacArthur-Winning musician Rhiannon Giddens; visionary Violinist, Activist, and Educator Midori; and acclaimed Musician, Composer, Bandleader, and Educator Wynton Marsalis to reflect on the potential that music has to break down barriers and help people find common causes. All of these musicians believe that music has the power to enable people to discover their shared humanity. Together, these four extraordinary artist humanitarians spoke to the ways they have seen music bring attention to painful conflicts, encourage self-reflection, and remind people everywhere of the power that each of us has to foster a culture that values love, justice, and peace.
In Conversation with Nobel Peace Laureates
Live Recording: September 20, 2021
Release Date: October 04, 2021
Former Nobel Peace Prize winners joined forces to highlight peacebuilding in all its forms and encourage viewers to consider how they could contribute to a more just and humane society for all.
The Power of Words to Heal and Restore
Live Recording: November 16, 2021
Release Date: December 06, 2021
When we choose to create and share stories that highlight strength and possibility instead of only focusing on despair and destruction, we accelerate the possibility for harmonious living and peace.