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PechaKucha Presentation

Ordinary Parents

PRESENTED ON FEB 21, 2014
IN SANTA CRUZ, CA @ VOL 7

Jacob Martinez is a resident of Watsonville, community organizer, and a social entrepreneur. He designs and manages programs to increase the skills and confidence of Latinos/as to pursue careers in technology, increase parent engagement, community and coalition building. In this talk, Jacob talks about the inspiration behind his work and joy of being a father to his adopted children. 

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The Secrets to Raising Successful Kids

BY BRIMAH VONJO
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 20, 2013

Brimah Vonjo leaks to us the secrets to raising successful kids. These secrets include things like identfying your kid's strengths and weaknesses, teaching them to create rather than compete, being a good role model, and letting your kids choose their own path in life.

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Responsible Fatherhood

BY SHAWN GARDNER
@ VOL 9 ON SEP 18, 2012

Author and father of four Shawn Gardner works with 2NOT1, an organization focused on emphasizing the importance of fathers in the family unit. Through this organization he is trying to change the lives of children for the better by encouraging fathers to take responsibility for their kids' upbringing.

"Presentation of the Day" on November 7, 2013.

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"I Want to be Ordinary"

BY INDUSTRY OF THE ORDINARY
@ VOL 25 ON MAR 05, 2013

Industry of the Ordinary is a two-person art group that aims to explore and celebrate the commonness of everyday life as well as challenege the derogatory notions of the ordinary. Listen as the humorly talk about a few of their projects and reconsider what it means to be ordinary. 

"Presentation of the Day" on July 14, 2014.

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The Men Who Fought for Our Freedom

BY HANNAH VLEUGELS
@ VOL 22 ON JUN 04, 2014

For Hannah Vleugels, it all started with the adoption of a grave at the American Cemetery in Margraten, the Netherlands. Together with a school friend, she started a school research project on the lives of two soldiers who died during World War II in the Ardennes region. They explored internet resources and military archives in the USA and even got in touch with the daughter of one of the soldiers- the names on the graves got a face. In this poignant presentation, Hannah tells us the entire history of one of the two soldiers.
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Oyako

BY BRUCE OSBORN
@ VOL 118 ON OCT 29, 2014

Photographer Bruce Osborn is a longtime resident of Japan, and in this presentation he describes "Oyako" (a Japanese word that signifies both parent and child), a multi-decade photography project that has consumed his life, and given him amazing insights into Japanese society, and the fantastically diverse family links that exists between parent and child.

"Presentation of the Day" on December 5, 2014.

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Our Treasured Non-Moments

BY CONNIE TSANG
@ VOL 121 ON JAN 28, 2015

In Our Treasured Non-Moments from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 121, photographer Connie Tsang returns to her hometown on a yearly basis to see her parents. She speaks about the seemingly dull yet vibrant moments she captures of her parents as they transition from busily running their family restaurant, to easing into retirement, to slowly ageing before her eyes. 

"Presentation of the Day" on February 6, 2015.

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Ordinary to Extraordinary

BY ALKA CHATURVEDI
@ VOL 1 ON MAR 28, 2015

Alka Chaturvedi: Professor at Prestige Institute of Management and zonal trainer of JCI India. She dissects the difference between ordinary and extraordinary and how to make the giant leap for that additional 'extra'.

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Adopting a Heart that Needed Mending

BY STEVE SCHMIDT
@ VOL 1 ON OCT 01, 2015

Stephen Schmidt and his wife, Arlene, began the journey of adoption 18 years ago by becoming licensed foster parents. Stephen tells his family’s story, one filled with laughter and tears, sadness and joy, and ultimately filled with a family stitched together by love. Thinking of adoption? Beware: it may be the most powerful thing you ever do with your life.

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My Parents

BY LARS TOPELMANN
@ VOL 16 ON MAY 27, 2015

Speaker reflects on the theme of 'Creative Inspiration' gathering insight and interpretation from reflections on work, life and personal experiences.