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Dawn Jourdan

Professor, Texas A & M University in College Station

Changing the World, One Young Person at a Time

PRESENTED ON SEP 25, 2018
IN BRYAN @ VOL 16

Adults are often quick to make decisions that affect young people or on their behalves. They take for granted that children, even very young ones, have strong ideas about the world and their place in it. In this presentation, Dawn Jourdan seeks to explore and advocate for a stronger role for youth in decision making.

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Guy is a clown, and a good one at that. In this moving presentation, he shares how he's been helping children, families, and communities in Tohoku who have suffered from tsunami-related PTSD issues. (in English)

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Designing A Better World, One Idea At A Time

BY MARTIN WILLERS
@ PECHAKUCHA AT THE MAGAZZINI ON APR 12, 2013

Martin Willers from People People gives us a behind the scenes look at their newest idea, the Transparent Speaker and guides us through the role industrial design plays in society and how it can change the world for the better.

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Changing The World, One Tram At A Time

BY LAURA MAZZEO
@ VOL 15 ON MAY 24, 2013

Laura Mazzeo talks about the inspiration behind her efforts to change the world. She guides us through her ideas for a tramway to connect cultural hot spots in Hong Kong as well as futue urban developments for the city.

 

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Changing the Game for Girls in India

BY ISH JHAJ
@ VOL 28 ON JUN 13, 2013

Ish Jhaj was always a bit of a tomboy as a young girl, and football (the one you play with your foot) has always been her game. Now she's begun organizing a girls soccer program in a rural suburb of Punjab, India. What the girls lacked in coordination, they more than made up for in heart, and now Ish has put together several mini leagues, and has donated shoes and clothing to the region.

"Presentation of the Day" on December 19, 2013.

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Changing the World, One Dinner at a Time

BY KIRA WALKER
@ VOL 29 ON MAY 22, 2016

Might I interest you in NOT eating out once-a-month and, instead, using that money toward a collective good? Dining for Women looks to do just this, pool small funds amoungst an intimate group. These funds go on toward bigger, better initiatives all around the globe. Hear Kira Walker give us a breakdown of the program and why it resonates with her! 

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Changing the world one message at a time

BY BERN O'DONOGHUE
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 27, 2016

Bern O'Donaghue gives an insightful talk about her current project using paper boats and unassuming members of the public. Holding a wider conversation about the current issues around the refugee crisis.

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The changing face of Ballarat Street/Mall over time.

BY DAVID CLARKE
@ VOL 8 ON JUL 20, 2017

This presentation focuses on the changing face of Ballarat Street/Mall over time. David Clarke explains why it is the central focus of Queenstown's CBD

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Creative Vision, Creative Voice

BY EMILY KASTNER
@ VOL 3 ON JAN 25, 2018

Emily Kastner invites us to join her in her experiences and passions as she encourages young kids in embracing their creative voice. 

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Providing hope to children in the Gambia

BY MARI√čLLE DAEMEN
@ VOL 34 ON JAN 30, 2018

For Mariëlle Daemen, starting a foundation had been a dream ever since she visited the Gambia for the first time. Back then, she witnessed poverty and many children not being able to go to school. This led her to co-found the Kids2School Foundation. 

Starting from the principle that education is a basic right for every child in the world, Kids2School is trying to give more children in the Gambia access to education. Children who out of poverty would never have a chance to go to school and as such could never hope for a better future for them and their family. For the sponsors of the children, the foundation provides a very direct, one-on-one opportunity to contribute to a better world as well.