A sense of direction, purpose and belonging keeps Melinda Neville in Bemidji. She made it home and became an active member of the community.
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I Am Not A Bologna Sandwich
BY LISA ACOSTA
@ VOL 2
ON JAN 21, 2016
“My mom used to say you are what you eat. And i was like ‘that’s ridiculous, I’m not a twinkie, I’m not a bologna sandwich’ but now i get it.”
In I Am Not A Bologna Sandwich from PechaKucha Night Dubuque’s 2nd Volume, Presenter Lisa Acosta asks us to ponder this questions: Wild foods, are there benefits to enjoying them? She invites you to discover how what we eat influences our lived experiences.
How My Search for Community Brought Me Back Home
BY DANIELLE HOLLIS
@ VOL 3
ON MAY 12, 2016
"I have met some of the greatest people in the process..how my search for community brought me back home."
In "How My Search for Community Brought Me Back Home", from PechaKucha Night Batavia Vol.3, Danielle Hollis, invites us all to "trust the process" as we all search for ways to feel like a part of something bigger than ourselves. Danielle has recently moved back to her hometown of Batavia. As an excecutive Director of Water Street Studios, a not-for-profit community arts centre, defines community through a series of personal life events.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016.
I AM a Bag Lady
BY LESLEY SAGER
@ VOL 20
ON DEC 01, 2016
"One of the things we want to do is bring people together."
In I AM a Bag Lady at PechaKucha Night Madison Vol. 20, Lesley Sager shares the stories of the Kenyan women whom have inspired her while volunteering in Africa. They are smart, creative, and hardworking but what they do not know is that they are artisans. With their beautiful hand crafted bags, they have woven their ways into Lesley's heart and have uplifted their community with their creativity and passion for education.
Lesley is a Faculty Associate and Interior Designer for the University of Wisconsin, Madison and also owns a NPGO called MGS.
I Am the Greatest
BY JOHN SAUVE
@ VOL 7
ON DEC 01, 2016
John Sauve is at heart an artist; a sculptor, but he is also the non-profit leader of his own Sauvé Art Foundation, community activist, and teacher to inner-city children through his art programs. His sculpture work was recently shown at the Chicago Sculpture International Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition in 2012, which included fifty-five large-scale outdoor sculptures from around the world and also included in the 2012 Krasl Biennial Sculpture Exhibition located in St Joe, Michigan. But his most interesting work currently is an on-going sculpture installation, The Man In The City, is which has been literally turning heads all over Metro and downtown Detroit.
The “I am the Greatest” project introduces Muhammad Ali to a new generation. Ali’s story will highlight the over-whelming amount of adversity he faced in standing up for his beliefs and the influence he has had on his generation.
Jon Gildea's Para-cyclist Journey
BY JON GILDEA
@ VOL 18
ON SEP 07, 2017
Jon Gildea began mountain bike racing at the age of 13 and represented Great Britain as a junior rider. He always remained a keen cyclist and in 2012 he was badly injured in a mountain bike accident and broke his left leg badly. This injury meant that he was now eligible for para-cycling events and after being classified as C5 he was accepted onto the British Cycling Paralympic Development programme in 2013.
After joining the Great Britain Cycling Team in 2013 Jon made rapid progress on the track and road, his career highlight so far becoming a double world champion at the 2017 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in Los Angeles.