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MOVING WITH PURPOSE
A report on migrant life in Rome in spring 2018.
call it by its name
MotM Op-Ed: It is not a "political crisis." Migration in Europe is a humanitarian crisis and it is not over.
rome: alien to itself
Rome's vicious cycle.
Motm + the icmp partner at the swiss embassy in rome
On Monday, 11 June MotM partnered with the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) at their conference, “Profiles of the Missing” at the Embassy of Switzerland in Rome.
The news at sea
On anger and feeling forgotten.
The Geography of time
“Manchi tu nell’aria” (“I miss you in the air”) ––Umberto Tozzi
Solidarity in macerata
“Hate and violence will not divide us.” –Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni
new year note
On human compassion, moments of peace, and encounters with others that make life immeasurably enriched.
TRUTH AND FREEDOM
On confronting racism among contemporaries.
going back to where you came from
Tourism in Lampedusa was at a volume 40% higher than it was the previous year. Tensions soar.
One day in mexico
A startling confrontation with the US-Mexico border wall in Nogales, Mexico.
random acts of kindness
Finding balance in a cross-border existence.
taming a transatlantic trauma
A cultural readjustment from Sicily to New York City to the Arizona desert.
departures, reunions, returns
Preparing to leave Rome, where migrants are left unseen.
Bewilderment at the fluorescent border between worlds: from Libya to Lampedusa.
way out there in the blue
An afternoon lost at sea.
a recap from rome, milan and more
How things look outside of Lampedusa, from the Chiasso, Switzerland-Italy border, to Milan, Bergamo, and Rome.
more than 8,000 easter arrivals
An Italian Easter weekend with thousands of migrant arrivals.
the moon when the sky clears
Cloudy days of life in Lampedusa.
landing in lampedusa
How we got here, and where we are going.