Restore the World with Story

Images & Voices of HopE

2019 Annual Summit & Retreat

Join us June 20th through 23rd to reflect on how we can restore community with story.


Who is ivoh?

Images & Voices of Hope (ivoh) is a diverse network of media makers who aim to elevate media as a force for good. We believe the stories we tell create the world we live in and that stories can restore hope and strength to communities. We practice dialogue and reflection to develop our capacity for telling these Restorative Narratives -- a term we coined to describe how people and communities are making a meaningful progression from a place of despair to a place of resilience. We gather in local groups, share stories on the web and social properties, give awards and support training and fellowships.

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What Happens at the Retreat?

It begins with the retreat. Media makers, thought leaders, and supporters that care about strengthening people, communities, and media as a whole are invited to let go of the stresses and burden of their busy lives. Events and activities are held to foster connections through dialogue and reflective practice to create a shared retreat experience for attendees. The retreat day sets the tone for the rest of the summit in which our invited speakers share their experience and discuss their work in order to facilitate a collective exploration of strengths-based media and restorative narrative.



Day 1 - Thursday June 20

Life and work keeps us all busy and stressed. We kick off the retreat with an invitation to step away from your routine and connect and reflect in nature and with your fellow attendees. Ease into the first day with meditation, yoga, and reflective dialogue in a bucolic, peaceful setting.


Restorative Narrative

Day 2 - Friday June 21

This is not your typical media gathering! Learn more about how to create stories that heal. Join interactive sessions from across media to learn about Restorative Narrative. Help us tell the deeper stories of people and communities experiencing adversity and tapping into their strengths and resilience to cope and grow.

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Day 3 - Saturday June 22

This day is all about community! A diverse group of speakers and guests will guide dialogue around creating and promoting Restorative Narrative projects in and with our communities. Through hands-on workshops and dialogue we will identify and explore opportunities for this work in your community.

Where is the 2019 Summit and Retreat?

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Peace Village

Located in the Catskills of upstate New York and opened in 1999, Peace Village is a space for retreats, spiritual practice, and learning. Managed by the Brahma Kumaris, Peace Village has hosted all of the previous ivoh retreats providing an ideal venue for reflection, dialogue, and community building. Attendees of the ivoh retreat are provided with rooms and meals as well as yoga and meditation exercises.


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