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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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It Takes a Community

BY HEATHER WENTLER
@ VOL 12 ON FEB 19, 2015

We all want to live in a community where everyone is productive, enriched in culture and everyone gets what they need. Through Heather's work, she strives to make Madison a better place for all of us.

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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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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

Karin Cope is a poet, sailor, photographer, videographer, writer, activist, blogger and Associate Professor at NSCAD University. 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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Community Radio: Making it as an Individual and as a Whole

BY OPHIRA HORWITZ
@ VOL 6 ON DEC 08, 2016

In the world of Netflix, iTunes and Facebook, how does community radio compete? Why should community radio compete? Local community radio coordinator Ophira Horwitz broadcasts her journey from biology student to Peach City, illustrating the bedrock community radio provides in isolated communities as an accessible, reliable communication platform to share and build art, vitality and culture, and the potential to build those things here in Penticton. Yes, there are pirates.    

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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.