Marya Spont-Lemus is a writer, interdisciplinary artist, and educator. In 2014, she co-created the FrankenToyMobile. Marya lives and works on the South Side and endeavors to enable a more empathetic and equitable society.
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The Soudan Project
BY THE SOUDAN PROJECT
@ VOL 17
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BY JULIE GABRIELLI
@ VOL 1
ON OCT 24, 2013
Julie Gabrielli, realizing that the world's big problems are still not being solved, created a movement called Restorying. During Restorying Retreats, members undertake creative activities such as having conversations with trees. This structure allows them to discover their why and allows the world's new and important stories to surface.
The Chicago House Sound
BY NEIL STEVENSON
@ VOL 36
ON DEC 01, 2015
"The kick drum went through my chest, the bass line came up through the floor, the high hats and cymbals came fizzing from above ... when the smoke machine cleared, there were rich people, poor people, black, white, straight, gay ...and I thought, 'these are my people now, this is my music'."
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John Sunday and the Significance of his House
BY CHRISTOPHER SATTERWHITE
@ VOL 6
ON MAY 14, 2016
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The Power of Empathy
BY NICOLE ADAMS-QUACKENBUSH
@ VOL 30
ON JUN 13, 2016
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Empathy in Innovation
BY TOM CIPRIAN
IN NEW WESTMINSTER
For this presentation, Tom Ciprian talks about how walking in another person's shoes allows us to understand one another so that we can learn how to connect to the world around us.
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Own your Reality
BY CHRIS THOMPSON
@ VOL 25
ON MAR 27, 2018
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