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It Starts with Hope

Writing and images of hope donated to the Center for Victims of Torture

Betsy Brown, Editor and Ted Bowman, Editor

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  • Paperback: 114 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.00" x 9.00"
  • ISBN: 978-1-935666-89-9
  • Publication Date: 2016-08-18
  • Nodin Press

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It Starts with Hope

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The Center for Victims of TortureTM (CVT) is an international nongovernmental organization based in St. Paul, Minnesota, with locations around the world, including Ethiopia, Jordan, Kenya, Uganda, and the United States. The center extends multidisciplinary rehabilitative care to torture survivors every day. In honor of their 30th anniversary, CVT asked individuals to share what hope means to them on a Tumblr webpage. From around the world, people sent original photos, poems, essays, and messages of hope, the best of which are reproduced here.


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Betsy Brown, Editor

Betsy Brown is communications director at CVT and author of the poetry collection Year of Morphines.

Ted Bowman, Editor

Ted Bowman is a writer, editor and grief and family educator. He is also adjunct professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Saint Thomas. Ted volunteers for CVT.