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New Laws Start This Week, Genocide Prevention Efforts & 'The Compassion Project'

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Courtesy of Julie Peyton
The man, right, who killed all eight siblings of the woman, left, on the same panel talking together in reconciliation during Julie Peyton's Rwanda trip.

More than 100 new laws go into effect this week in Florida, including the right to restore voting rights to felons and the banning of sanctuary cities. Sundial spoke with WLRN reporters Nadege Green and Tim Padgett to review some of the critical laws being enacted in Florida.

 

 

Delray Beach Resident Julie Peyton volunteered with the United States Holocaust Museum on a trip to Rwanda. She spent a week learning about the history of the genocide and meeting with survivors. Peyton visited the country along with representatives from the museum's Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide. Sundial spoke with Peyton about her experience and genocide prevention efforts.

A new photography exhibition called The Compassion Project focuses on formerly incarcerated women who have re-entered society. The exhibition is interactive and includes recorded interviews with the women. Sundial producer Alejandra Martinez spoke with the curator of the project, Starr Sariego, about inspiration and what the experience is like for those going to the exhibition.

 

During her time at Florida International University, where she recently earned a B.S. in Journalism, Sherrilyn Cabrera interned for the South Florida News Service - a digital journalism platform where stories are written, photographed and edited by FIU students. As part of her senior project, she reported on the influx of Puerto Ricans who migrated to Florida after Hurricane Maria, and the potential impact on the November 2018 midterm elections.