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Annal Vyas

Law Professor , The University of Akron School of Law in Akron

Furnishing Eternity

PRESENTED ON MAY 05, 2017
IN AKRON @ VOL 7

Pecha Kucha Vol VII presents David Giffels live from Greystone Hall in Akron Ohio

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My Life's Journey in the New World

BY CHANDRA GAJMER
IN AKRON

Living life in Refugee camp versus living life in the new world.

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Let's Talk: Getting Real About The 'Isms'

BY KENYONA "SUNNY" MATTHEWS
IN AKRON

We believe that in order to build the bridges and break down walls, we must be willing to tackle all the "isms".  We must be willing to not just acknowledge them, but actively seek to oppose them.  Our approach to conversations about race, class, and gender forcuses on discussion about undoing systems of privilege and oppression.  My presentation would discuss how we help people make real chang and have honest convesation during our workshops!

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Fifty and Ten

BY MIRIAM DANIEL
IN AKRON

In 2019, Miriam Daniel will be 50 years olf, and her son will be 10 years old.  In June 2019, they will fly to Euroope with the intention of hiking the 500 miles of the Camino de Santiago.  As they prepare for this adventure, they want to inspire other parent/child adventures and invite the larger community to share in our experiences and undertake their own adventures.

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The Life of the Black and Queer

BY JAMIE KEATON
IN AKRON

Living in the space of two identities that people want to closet to get to the other identity people want one of them when I live in both.  I walk in the shoes of a black trans person with a death wish and that's something that deserves a toast because my life is a walking testament for liberation and subjugation this is my story get ready to live it

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My Son, The Dinosaur

BY SARAH COON
IN AKRON

A key rule at the heart of improvisational theatre is saying "Yes, and" - you not only accept what your partner is giving you, but you build on it.  Spreading that philosophy from the rehearsal room into your life is how Alfred the dinosaur was born.  He's a small stuffed green T-rex that I gave to my husband as a wedding gift.  Over the years that we've been together, Alfred has developed a detailed mythology: he's a super spy, his favorite food is tacos, he likes superhero movies, and he hates bedtimes.  Alfred is an example of how we can find room for play in our lives, and how it can bring us together.

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Down and Up

BY EBANEE BOND
IN AKRON

Insecurity preserved by shame, shame that exists only in secrecy mixed with finding what you didn't know you were looking for mixed with admiting the insecurity and leveling up.

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The Recovery Revolution: Building Tribe in a Disconnected World

BY RAYNARD PACKARD
IN AKRON

We have found ourselves in the throes of an epidemic, the likes of which we have not seen in modern times.  While overdose deaths rage on, we continue to respond with a system of care so broken, with resources so painfully thin, for folks with a severity of problems so complex - we are tossing folks into a chasm that is fundamentally designed to make them fail - and when they do fail - what do we do?  We cage them.  We take their children away.  We rob them of their very humanity.  Fortunately, pockets of resistance are forming, and together - we have launched the Recovery Revolution.

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"Furnishing Eternity"

BY DAVID GIFFELS
@ VOL 10 ON FEB 09, 2018

David Giffels grew up fascinated by his father’s dusty, tool-strewn workshop and the countless creations it inspired. So when he enlisted his eighty-one-year-old dad to help him build his own casket, he thought of it mostly as an opportunity to spend time together. But the unexpected deaths of his mother and, a year later, his best friend, coupled with the dawning realization that his father wouldn’t be around forever for such offbeat adventures—and neither would he—led to a harsh confrontation with mortality and loss.

 

 

AKRON Blog

TomTod Ideas

"Middle schoolers are not just our future. They have the ability to investigate real change, starting now."
In TomTod Ideas from PechaKucha Night Akron Vol.3, Joel Daniel Harris shares on TomTod Ideas which gives middle schoolers a serious avenue to explore creativity. Harris is the founder and Executive Dreamer of TomTod Ideas, an innovation incubator for middle school students, centered on launching students’ dreams for the common good. Rarely does anyone expect much of anything from a middle schooler. The fact is, though, that early adolescence, that liminal space in which middle schoolers reside, is a place of beauty, opportunity and imagination. Get ready to re-consider what we think "kids" are capable of.

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