Invisible screen revealing Protectors
I Am Your Protector’s campaign in New York with its screen on which the images were invisible unless seen through special glasses, inviting people to “see things differently,” exposing stories of Protectors that challenge misperception of the “other” often depicted as an enemy.
I Am Your Protector TV and Radio Show
The I Am Your Protector TV and Radio show aired over 20 episodes in the Balkans, featuring Protectors, members of various religious and ethnic communities, sociologists, historians to highlight testimonies and stories of Protectors reminding us how we can change the course of history when we rise as each other’s Protectors. Today we can melt hate and rise as each other’s protectors.
Holocaust Remeberance at Temple emmanu’el
On the International Holocaust Remeberance Day, a collection of Protectors during the Holocaust in particular Muslim Protectors who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust, as well as contemporaneous examples of people protecting each other, in a context of rising hatred were exhibited at Temple Emmanuel in New York, largest Synagogue in the world.
The keynote speaker, Dr. Mehnaz Afridi, renowned Muslim scholar originally from Pakistan who heads the Holocaust Center at the Manhattan College.
Human Centered Design Thinking Bootcamp with NYU and Design for America
NYU, Design for America and I Am Your Protector partnered on a Human Centered Design Thinking Bootcamp to melt hate in innovative ways. The bootcamp was filled with intense learning, sparkling creativity and laughter. It was led by Anne-Laure Fayard, Professor of Technology Management and Innovation at NYU, is also the faculty advisor for the NYU studio of Design for America who aims to tackle social issues through human-centered design. Before teaching in New York, she was a faculty member at INSEAD, in Singapore and in Fontainebleau. She has also been visiting scholar with the Center of Sociology of Innovation at Ecole des Mines in Paris and with Design London and the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Group at Imperial College in London.
Protectors in Pakistan
At the opening of an exhibition featuring Protectors, youth share about different communities standing up for each other.
Public Exhibition of Protectors hosted by the City Geneva
The City of Geneva hosted a two week long large scale public exhibition “SE SOUVENIR POUR RÉINVENTER L’AVENIR” featuring Protectors of an I Am Your Protector Collection.
The exhibition’s Inoguration was opened by Guillaume Barazzone, Mayor of Geneva, Metin Arditi, writter and UNESCO’s Special Envoy for Intercultural Dialogue, Martine Brunschwig Graf, president of the Federal Commission against Racism and other dignitaries.
Throughout the two weeks classes of highschool visit the exhibition with their teachers and trained pedagogist on the site about Protectors.
Theater Performance in Time Square
I Am Your Protector presented a theater performance in Times Square with 1,000 people re-enacting thoughtprovoking testimonies and stories of Protectors. The performances was directed by the Living Theater.
Exhibition at the United Nations
At the opening of the two week long exhibition featuring an I Am Your Protector collection at the United Nation’s headquarters in Geneva with 350 ambassadors, dignitaries and representatives of the Civil Society. The Director-General of the United Nations Headquarters, Geneva expressed the importance of having the courage to raise a Protectors in particular in times of polarization and tension.
Testimony of a Holocaust survior protected by Muslims
I Am Your Protector featured Johanna Neuman in the Washington DC Muslim Community Center on the International Holocaust Memorial Day with a ceremony honoring Protectors during the Holocaust in particular Muslim Protectors whose stories are often unknown. Johanna Neumann, Holocaust survivor, shared her
I Am Your Protector featured at National Geographic
Aziz Abu Sarah, presents I Am Your Protector at the National Geographic Symposium in Washington.