RADIO SERIES: Crime Survivor Stories
August 22, 2022
KCBS RADIO | This five part series by KCBS follows a group of survivors and kin of victims who have gone through the VOD Program with The Ahimsa Collective. The piece documents their interaction with incarcerated people at Soledad State Prison around a collective journey of healing and accountability.
ARTICLE: "He befriended his brother’s murderer. In each other, they found healing" October 11, 2021
LA TIMES | This story of two men provides a window onto California's Victim Offender Dialogue program, which facilitates meetings between people in prison and the individuals they harmed. This dialog was facilitated by Ahimsa VOD Program Director Martina Lutz Schneider.
ARTICLE: "Can face-to-face meetings between a victim and an abuser help a society overwhelmed with bad behavior?" July 21, 2021
THE CUT | An in-depth article about bringing healing to people who have caused and been subjected to intimate violence, told in the context of the #MeToo and restorative justice movements. This article sites Executive Director, sonya shah.
VIDEO: Rasheed Stanley-Lockheart on the Today Show
February 1, 2021
TODAY SHOW | Rasheed shares his journey after being incarcerated at age 15 to becoming a mentor to men and women upon their release from prison.
ARTICLE: "Being a Prison Firefighter Taught Me to Save Lives"
October 1, 2020
THE MARSHALL PROJECT | Rasheed Stanley-Lockheart, Ahimsa Program Manager, tells how he became a first responder.
VIDEOS: Centering the Needs of Survivors
Building Accountable Communities Project with the Barnard Center for Research on Women | Featuring nuri nusrat, sonya shah, Elliott Fukui, adrienne maree brown, Stas Schmiedt, Lea Roth, RJ Maccani, Priya Rai, Rachel Herzing, and Esteban Kelly
VIDEO: What are obstacles to accountability?
Building Accountable Communities Project with the Barnard Center for Research on Women | Featuring nuri nusrat, sonya shah, Mimi Kim, Ann Russo, Esteban Kelly, adrienne maree brown, Rachel Herzing, Stas Schmiedt, Lea Roth, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, and Mia Mingus
CNN SERIES: The Redemption Project with Van Jones
April 28th, 2019
CNN | Features a dialogue facilitated by Martina Lutz Schneider and Alison Espinosa-Setchko that premiered June 2, 2019
ARTICLE: "Sonoma's Martina Lutz Schneider to share stage with victims who have found forgiveness"
January 10, 2019
SONOMA INDEX TRIBUNE | Featuring Martina Lutz Schneider
ARTICLE: "Enough with Naming and Shaming: It's Time for Restorative Justice in Hollywood"
February 1, 2018
THE WASHINGTON POST | Ann Hornaday, featuring sonya shah
RADIO: In the Trump Era
November 16th, 2017
APEX EXPRESS | Miko Lee and Jalena Keane-Lee, featuring sonya shah