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We haven’t scheduled our next PechaKucha Night yet, but in the meantime you can watch some presentations, look at our map to see if there are any scheduled PKNs in nearby cities, or have a look at the long list of upcoming events, to see if there’s one you can attend!

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Wienerspiel LeUnes

President of Non-Profit 501c-3, Wienerspiel in College Station

Judy LeUnes' presentation focuses on some successful non-profit fundraisers in the Bryan/College Station, Texas community and the presenter's vision of her new Non-Profit Organization, Wienerspiel, and how even more animals, children, and families in our area can be helped.

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Building More than Houses

BY MADELINE ZWICKE
@ VOL 15 ON JUN 05, 2018

Madeline Zwicke and Carl Orozco talk about their experiences working with Habitat for Humanity in Bryan/College Station, Texas. 

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Volunteering Rules!

BY MARGOT NEWCOMB
@ VOL 15 ON JUN 05, 2018

Margot Newcomb discusses her life as a rule follower. "I love a law, guideline, rule, commandment, and an instruction. In fact, the PechaKucha presentation appeals to me because it has specific instructions. I will discuss my love of a good edict and how it has led to over 20 years of volunteering." Margot talks about the organization she works with, Mobility Worldwide - Brazos Valley. 

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Ryan's Challenge

BY KYLE DOLLIVER
@ VOL 15 ON JUN 05, 2018

Kyle Dolliver talks about the organization he started with his wife to save their son Ryan’s life. Their mission is to raise awareness and fund research to cure vascular Ehler-Danlos Syndrome and their vision is to create a world where vascular Ehlers-Danolos Symdrome no longer has a negative impact on children and families.

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Aggieland Pets with a Purpose

BY KIT DARLING
@ VOL 15 ON JUN 05, 2018

Kit Darling talks about how her organization's trained pets share their unconditional love to enhance the physical, social and emotional well-being of members of their community. Aggieland Pets With A Purpose is a non-profit volunteer organization.

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Your Mind, Your Champion

BY ROBIN ROBERTS
@ VOL 14 ON MAR 06, 2018

Meet your best friend- your subconscious mind! Partner up with your newly discovered BFF by applying intention and clear vision to the relationship, thereby creating happiness and the life you envision. Robin Roberts presents "Your Mind, Your Champion".

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Making peace with gravity: realizing human potential through Rolf Structural Integration

BY SHARI HEFTEL
@ VOL 14 ON MAR 06, 2018

Shari Heftel presents about Gravity: that silent, ever present force that constantly pulls us to the ground, is something that most people are aware of, but only peripherally. We all know that if we drop something it will fall to the earth. What most people are not aware of is how gravity is affecting our bodies for good or for bad. How we stand, sit, each step we take, each movement we make, is done with the force of gravity pushing down. When human bodies are misaligned and out of balance, gravity aggravates that condition pushing us further off balance. Bodies that are off balance are constantly fighting with gravity, working harder, struggling to stay upright and fully functioning. Chronic pain, fatigue, emotional distress, and disease in the body can all stem from the misalignment in our bodies. Ida Pauline Rolf, founder of Rolf Structural Integration, also known as Rolfing, believed that when bodies get working appropriately, gravity can flow through and healing can occur. When our bodies are aligned, balanced, organized, and integrated we become more effective human beings, leaving struggle behind allowing human potential and creativity to blossom.

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The Healing Power of Visualization

BY LOU BLINN
@ VOL 14 ON MAR 06, 2018

Although Lou Blinn used visualization throughout her life, her journey with it turned profound in January of 2016 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Up to that point, Lou had used visualization primarily for finding peace in the midst of everyday life and had actually gotten pretty good at it!  But in the face of breast cancer it and every other tool in her toolbox completely stopped working. At that time, visualization through sheng zhen became a lifeline for her, literally, in the midst of her trauma ... it provided the path back to peace which for her is God.

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The Human Body in Co-Creation

BY LISETTE TEMPLIN
@ VOL 14 ON MAR 06, 2018

Lisette Templin believes that we are not alone in the Universe. When we open our heart to healing, we find ourselves on a path that allows us to experience (and thus use) the life force called Qi. To co-create with this divine life force, we need to fine-tune our bodies to use Qi. We wish to introduce you to the act of co-creating through a meditative art of moving and non-moving forms called Sheng Zhen Gong. Sheng Zhen means the sacred truth of unconditional love. When we regularly practice this meditative state of unconditional love, we move the human body in a way that heals current health issues and also helps prevent disease. Therefore, we experience health and also co-create life.

 

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About the City's Organizers

  • Carol LaFayette

    Carol LaFayette is Director of the Texas A&M Institute for Applied Creativity, a forum for collaborators across domains and disciplines intent on creating a radiant future. She's an artist who works with scientists to invent unique ways to experience interconnections of flora, fauna, and phenomena in rural areas. She leads the NSF-supported Network for Sciences, Engineering, Arts, and Design (SEAD), that has also been supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Smithsonian Institution. Her artwork is in collections at the Museum of Modern Art, New Museum of Contemporary Art, and the J. Paul Getty Museum. She has exhibited her work worldwide, including LAB '11, Sweden; SIGGRAPH '02, '08 and '09; Zebra Poetry on Film, Berlin; Filmstock, UK; and Solomon Projects, Atlanta. Reviews of her artwork have been published in "BBC Technology News," "Chronicle of Higher Education" and "Wired."

  • Jennifer Robertson

    Coordinator at Institute for Applied Creativity, Texas A&M University; Writer, director, actor, classic film blogger, jewelry designer, nail art addict, mother.

  • Marie Marchand

    Marie works for Advent GX, a Community and Economic Development company in Downtown Bryan. She supports entrepreneurship and innovation. She is from Belgium; she loves traveling, meeting new friends, going for walks and listening to great stories.