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Marya Spont-Lemus

Writer, Interdisciplinary Artist, Educator in Chicago

Grandma's House

PRESENTED ON NOV 29, 2016
IN CHICAGO @ VOL 40

Marya Spont-Lemus is a writer, interdisciplinary artist, and educator. In 2014, she co-created the FrankenToyMobile. Marya lives and works on the South Side and endeavors to enable a more empathetic and equitable society.

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The Chicago House Sound

BY NEIL STEVENSON
@ VOL 36 ON DEC 01, 2015

"The kick drum went through my chest, the bass line came up through the floor, the high hats and cymbals came fizzing from above ... when the smoke machine cleared, there were rich people, poor people, black, white, straight, gay ...and I thought, 'these are my people now, this is my music'."  

In The Chicago House Sound from PechaKucha Night Chicago Vol. 36, IDEO's Neil Stevenson went on a quest to find the roots of House Music that, during its evolution from New York to Chicago and then in its momentum across Europe, he fell in love with. Here he shares that compelling quest and his love for Chicago House, its evolution, and the legacy of Frankie Knuckles.

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Drawing Builds Empathy

BY CLAIRE MONTANA JENCKS
@ VOL 36 ON DEC 01, 2015

Claire Montana Jencks, the last of the pre-cellphone generation, uses drawing  instead of her digital device to collect memories.  

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John Sunday and the Significance of his House

BY CHRISTOPHER SATTERWHITE
@ VOL 6 ON MAY 14, 2016

The City of Pensacola has a tremendous opportunity to preserve a monumental piece of its past, and tell a side of our history that has as of yet been largely untold. Christopher Satterwhite presents a talk is about John Sunday, and the cultural significance and importnat effort to save his house. A historical Pensacola figure, a self made free man of color that decided to stay in the deep south and fight for his beliefs and his place in society.

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The Power of Empathy

BY NICOLE ADAMS-QUACKENBUSH
@ VOL 30 ON JUN 13, 2016

"Empathy is important because it's how we connect with other people."

In a time where technology and a global community have made our world
smaller and more accessible, people appear to be less tolerant and compassionate toward their fellow human beings.In "The Power of Empathy" from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol. 30Nicole M Adams-Quackenbush will show us how to understand different types of empathy and how they can be used to enhance and maintain our humanity.

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Empathy in Innovation

BY TOM CIPRIAN
IN NEW WESTMINSTER

For this presentation, Tom Ciprian talks about how walking in another person's shoes allows us to understand one another so that we can learn how to connect to the world around us.

He says that applying empathy to innovation means we're hearing the voice of the customer so that our decisions and actions can serve a bigger purpose.

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Words, words, words

BY HENRY YOUNG
@ VOL 8 ON OCT 26, 2017

Bibliophile Henry Young loves to read. His story about the power of reading and the benefits of reading begin with an unfortunate incident whilst holidaying in Italy ...

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Unconditional Love

BY NICK HEAP
@ VOL 45 ON MAR 06, 2018

Nick Heap’s personal Mission is to create a world of unconditional love, acceptance and empathy by sharing his story, building connection with like-minded others and living a life of service.

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Own your Reality

BY CHRIS THOMPSON
@ VOL 25 ON MAR 27, 2018

This presentation is about playing the cards you have been dealt the best you can, by owning and accepting the positives and negatives that are thrown your way in this journey we call life.

Christopher Thompson is a singer, songwriter, and entrepeneur who recently moved back to Portland from Southern California. Chris founded the band/brand Freaks of the Sea in 2016 as a vehicle to spread empathy and understanding.

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Empathy on Fire

BY MEGAN O'NEIL
@ VOL 7 ON SEP 20, 2018

In Empathy on Fire, Megan O'Neil talks about understanding empathy as a volunteer in the 2017 BC wildfires.