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Melissa Withers

A New Paradigm for Civic Engagement (Or, How I Got My Groove Back)

PRESENTED ON FEB 16, 2010
IN PROVIDENCE @ VOL 11
Melissa gives us a great introduction, well OK a pitch, for Independent Diplomat - an newly formed organization which gives voices to countries which don't have voices that can heard. Melissa Withers
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New York…Not Nearly How I Pictured It!

BY ROB PENNER
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 16, 2015

"There was never a moment in my young life that I ever expected to be working with celebrities, top models, and traveling the world on somebody else's dime."

In New York…Not Nearly How I Pictured It! from Beacon Vol. 2, photographer Rob Penner takes us on a decidedly NSFW tour of NYC during the heady times of the late '70's and early '80's, when he worked as an aspiring assistant fashion photographer. From the famed Studio 54 to the wiseguys of Mulberry St., it was a helluva ride.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Monday, August 31st, 2015. 

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Ride Bikes, Make Things: How I Got to Do What I Love All Day

BY RHYS MAY
IN ATLANTA

Rhys May is living the dream making jewelry in her studio and bicycling. She won a state championship and is thankful to the bicycle community for supporting her studio practice.

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The Back of My Head

BY KEVIN MERTENS
@ VOL 2 ON AUG 27, 2015

Kevin Mertens is an artist, punk muscian, father to two awesome kids and a taekwondo enthusiast. He is also an art instructor at Coastal Carolina Community College.

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Cities of Purpose: A Civic Dinner Party Project

BY JENN GRAHAM
@ VOL 25 ON AUG 09, 2015

Jenn Graham moved to the big city and roomed with a group of individuals who discussed civics and politics et al over delicious dinner. This gave her an idea- what if you put doers in a room, add delicious dinner, mix, and see what happens. Out of this experiment came Cities of Purpose and it is incredible. Listen as Graham speaks of how it started, where it is, and what is growing out of this simple program!

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How I Keep Finding My Way Back to Music

BY LUC SMEETS
@ VOL 27 ON NOV 23, 2015

Music has always played a big role in Luc Smeets' life. When he started thinking about the future of radio, he created something he found "pretty cool", which he called "Leap station". His idea won this year's at Startup Weekend in Maastricht.

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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.3Danielle 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. 

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Ballet, Pulp Fantastic Genre Masquerading as High Art... (or How I Got my Husband to Appreciate Ballet)

BY MATTIE DO
@ VOL 3 ON JUN 02, 2016

Mattie Do challenges the conception of ballet as high art and presents the horror film aspects of ballet. Mattie is a classically trained ballet dancer turned filmmaker living in Vientiane, Laos.

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Living Your Life With Passion: How I Got Paid to Travel The World

BY ANDREW KASZOWSKI
@ VOL 1 ON JAN 25, 2017

"You can do what you dream of."

In Living Your Life With Passion: How I Got Paid to Travel The World at PechaKucha Night London, Ontario Vol. 1, Andrew Kaszowski shares how he lived out his dream of traveling the world. He took his writing and design experience to sea, setting sail as Publications Editor aboard Crystal Cruises’ four-month World Cruise. He has been to 38 countries. Learn how Andrew did exactly what he dreamed of doing: and got paid to do it!

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My New Family

BY MIKE MCGREER
IN NEW WESTMINSTER

Mike McGreer talks about how joining his new wife's family has been an amazing experience, in particular getting to know is brother-in-law and his diverse-ability.