Kira D. Carrillo Corser is a California based artist who is known for her social and environmental justice projects combining photography, painting, video and installations with community and civic partnerships and documented outcomes. Her work is based in promoting hope, while giving communities a visual voice grounded in grass roots reality: fighting poverty, prejudice, gangs, war and injustice. She has a Masters in Fine Art, and Bachelors degree in Journalism. Her work has been on national broadcasts with President Clinton and President Carter, in the Smithsonian, the National Steinbeck Center, the National Center for Civil and Human Rights and the Carter Center. Her work has won many awards and she co-founded 2 collaborative ongoing projects: Posts for Peace and Justice and Sea Changes ACT.
After a period as an independent producer and consultant, during which he executive produced the Millennium Night show for ITV and co-founded a media communications business with his wife, Cheryl Armitage, Simon moved to Sky News. There he worked under SSVC’s former Chief Executive Nick Pollard, initially in charge of the business news unit, before becoming a specialist executive producer, supervising programmes including the Queen’s Golden Jubilee and the first anniversary of 9/11. He also devised the nightly re-enactments of the Hutton Inquiry and the trial of Michael Jackson.
Whether in the US, UK or elsewhere, the more dissatisfied and afraid people become, Homer-Dixon says, the more of a tendency they have to cling to their in-group identity – whether religious, racial or national. Denial, including of the emerging prospect of societal collapse itself, will be widespread, as will rejection of evidence-based fact. If people admit that problems exist at all, they will assign blame for those problems to everyone outside of their in-group, building up resentment. “You’re setting up the psychological and social prerequisites for mass violence,” Homer-Dixon says. When localised violence finally does break out, or another country or group decides to invade, collapse will be difficult to avoid.