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Pavel Jansta

social activ(-ator/ist), Freelancer in Vodnany

From Vodňany to Jerusalem ~ From Hiroshima to Nagasaki

PRESENTED ON FEB 22, 2017
IN TOKYO @ VOL 144

As a passionate traveler, reader and haiku writer – Pavel Janšta shares his amazing journey from Vodňany to Japan as he created deep connections with the people he met along the way. As a part of Pavel's exhibition, he created Japan's infamous paper cranes with complete strangers in hopes of spreading the message of peace from one part of the world to the other.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on May 21st, 2017.

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HOPE in Memphis

BY PAUL GARNER
@ VOL 6 ON MAR 07, 2013

Paul Garner, the organizing coordinator for HOPE (Homeless Organizing for Power & Equality), explains how the organization is helping Memphis and its homeless, and urges viewers to participate as well.

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From Hanoi With Love

BY MIKE DOUGLASS
@ VOL 15 ON MAY 24, 2013

Mike Douglas takes us on a poetic journey he crafted around, and for, the city of Hanoi, illustrating what makes it a good city. 

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Shadows of the Survivors

BY RIKAKO NAGASHIMA
@ VOL 107 ON OCT 30, 2013

When the atomic bomb hit Hiroshima, people's shadows were permanently scorched in to their surroundings. Rikako Nagashima and her team contacted 23 survivors and took copies of their shadows. They then placed these shadows around Hiroshima as a memorial and to spread awareness of what happened. From Peace Shadow Project's website we can see where these survivors were, hear their stories, and leave them a personal message. (in Japanese with English subtitles)

"Presentation of the Day" on December 11, 2013.

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Growing Hope, Living Dreams

BY RAMSI KAMAR
@ VOL 7 ON FEB 21, 2012

Ramsi Kamar, a born again farmer from Jerusalem, talks about the many parallels he found between Louisville and his hometown. In Louisville the local community has helped him build a farm. Now he lives a life of diversity through working on his farm with the local community.

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A Trip to Nagasaki

BY PAUL FREEBORN
@ VOL 23 ON DEC 19, 2014

Paul Freeborn shares a set of photos from two separate trips to Nagasaki. He shares his experience in the new and old site of Nagasaki through his captued photos.

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Everything I know about Love I learned from Pop Songs

BY CATH JOSIF
@ VOL 3 ON JUL 07, 2015

Cath Josif offers this extremely witty and humorous talk to take you down memory lane. Enjoy.

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From Nantes to Christchurch - culture, multi-sport and crepes!

BY THOMAS GRANDGUILLOT
@ VOL 32 ON SEP 26, 2017

Thomas Grandguillot and Sheena Hemens are co-founders of Maison de Crepes. They have very different backgrounds and the leap of faith and craziness took them to start a hospitality business from scratch with no experience or knowledge! Here's a talk following Thomas' journey from Nantes to Christchurch and how their shared purpose helped grow their crepe dream. 

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Film and Faith

BY ANDREA GEMA
@ VOL 46 ON NOV 07, 2017

Film is an expression of our conscious and unconscious worlds. Film depicts our engagement with the spiritual dynamic of this life, painting visions of the battle between good & evil. Andrea Gema questions what this battle is & how we can learn more about it from films we view.

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Faith and Feminism: Why I No Longer Wear The Tudong

BY KATHRINA MD DAUD
@ VOL 12 ON NOV 26, 2017

Kathrina Md Daud, a lecturer in the University of Brunei Darussalam, explains why she no longer wears the wrap-around head accessory that many have labeled as the symbol of a muslim woman's everlasting faith. From discussing in a feminist book club that she and a friend started to writing and acting in a monologue play with an all-female cast, Kathrina explored and delivered her reasons to the public of why the headscarf is no longer a valid reason to show her belief in Islam.