Francesca Colletti

Francesca Colletti is the Executive Director of Facing History and Ourselves, New England.

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The Power of Memory and Art to Heal a Society After Genocide

Posted by Francesca Colletti on December 19, 2017

So many times in the last year I have turned to this excerpt of the poem, “What They Did Yesterday Afternoon,” by Somali-British poet, Warsan Shire:

"later that night

I held an atlas in my lap

ran my fingers across the whole world

and whispered

where does it hurt?

it answered




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Topics: Genocide/Collective Violence


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