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Peter Hanley

community activist in Townsville

Community Activist - The Noble Art of Losing Face

PRESENTED ON JUL 20, 2016
IN TOWNSVILLE @ VOL 12

Peter Hanley will share thoughts and reflections on "the art of losing face" - something that has been an important part of his life for the past 30 years.

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architreasures

BY JOYCE FERNANDES
@ VOL 34 ON JUN 02, 2015

Joyce Fernandes is the executive director of architreasures and a champion of art in the community.

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Scamming Your Way to a Better Community

BY JOSH SCHEUERMAN
@ VOL 10 ON OCT 14, 2013

Josh Scheuerman began his career by scamming his way into concerts by posing as photographer. Yet what he was really after was a way to connect with a community he associated with. Those early years led to work at SLUG magazine, which led to Josh publishing his own skate and snowboarding magazines. His art passion led him to start a local art adoption program. Josh's desire to connect with and improve his community has driven much of his life and his selfless actions improve the lives around him and the larger community.

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Embracing the SIlly: Why You Should Clown Around

BY ASHLEY VAN EYSINGA
@ VOL 11 ON MAY 06, 2016

Ashley Van Eysinga is a theatre educator and outreach-er. Her talk encourages everyone to find their inner clown and get silly. 

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Idiot's Guide to Being a Touring Rock Band

BY STEPHEN O'SHEA
@ VOL 11 ON MAY 06, 2016

"Don't spend the night in that hotel!"

In Idiot's Guide to Being a Touring Rock Band from PechaKucha Night New Westminster Vol. 11Stephen O'Shea takes us coast to coast and back again and tells us all the ins and outs of being a touring rock band. Think you have what it takes to take your rock band on a tour across Canada? 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, September 5th, 2016. 

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Collage City

BY JEAN-MICHEL REED
@ VOL 17 ON SEP 15, 2016

"An architect, it seems, has to be an optimist and idealist. That by building we're somehow making the world a better place. But before you need buildings, you need people."

In Collage City from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 17, artist, designer, realtor and retired paramedic, Jean-Michel Reed, shares stories and perceptions of Buffalo, New York as an intimate outsider. Reed moved to Buffalo in 1992, working first as a paramedic, and later transitioning to both a designer and a realtor as the city attempted an about face. Cites are made first of people, and then within those individual people, of experiences. It is this combination of convergent and divergent experiences that construct the sociological makeup of place and city, which, in turn manufactures the physical landscape. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, December 14th, 2016.

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Rural Arts Activism

BY KARIN COPE
@ VOL 21 ON SEP 24, 2016

"These days, arts and artists are mostly urban, this is not news, but whenever things are brought from the wilderness to the country, to the city, they are brought to make a point."

In "Rural Arts Activism" from PechaKucha Night Halifax Vol. 21, Associate Professor at NSCAD University Karin Cope presents the many creative opportunities in Halifax to explore the arts to enhance the lives of the members of her rural community. 

Karen is a poet, sailor, photographer, videographer, writer, activist, and blogger. Her publications include scholarly works (Passionate Collaborations: Learning to Live with Gertrude Stein,) popular histories (Casting a Legend: The Story of the Lunenburg Foundry), poetry (What we’re doing to stay afloat), short stories, and substantial blogs. A founding member of Art and Activism at NSCAD, Cope is also a community activist on the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia. 

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Empowering Our Youth

BY SHANTA SUNDARASON
@ VOL 14 ON FEB 24, 2017

Shanta Sundarason is a social activist and runs The Giving Tree Unionville where she mentors youth to empower them into becoming positive change makers.

She seeks to bring attention to community involvement, volunteering, and teaching the youth these same things to create a better future.

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Self Renovating Neighbourhoods

BY JESS STEELE
IN BEXHILL-ON-SEA

Independent community activist and entrepreneur Jess Steele played a key part in saving Hastings Pier from dereliction. She shares her convictions in collective DIY action to improve neighbourhoods with and for local people.

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Theatre Can Change The World

BY JENNY BALLARD
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 27, 2017

Jenny Ballard believes the Arts are our best chance of changing our world for the better, and theatre is her art of choice. This presentation will examine theatre's positive effects on society, and its ability to change our society for the better, even if it's just one audience member or artist at a time.