PechaKucha Presentation

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Abdulelah Alalsheikh

doctoral studies in Nishinomiya

The Truth about Islam

PRESENTED ON NOV 29, 2014
IN OSAKA @ VOL 7

Abdulelah Alalsheik retraces the history of Islam and debunks some misconceptions about this religion.

"Presentation of the Day" on March 16, 2015.

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The Truth About Chicago's South Side

BY KELLY FAIR
@ VOL 28 ON DEC 03, 2013

The media has the power to brand a city either good, bad, or ugly, and with Chicago's increasing youth violence, only the bad and ugly are seem to be reported. Kelly Fair, an educator who grew up on the South side, does not share their view. She believes in the goodness of the city. Through her Polished Pebbles project, she shows how girls in Chicago can be inspired to achieve success when given love and opportunity. 

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Quest for Truth in a Digital Age

BY LISA WENGER
@ VOL 10 ON JUN 06, 2014

Lisa Wenger's work is a quest for truth in a digital age. As viewers, we are constantly bombarded with images of perfection, which are often so beautiful that they have become grotesque. She chooses to emphasize and praise imperfections in her portraits rather than allow media to persuade us that only perfection is beautiful. 

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The Truth of a Moment

BY FUMIAKI YAMAZAKI
@ VOL 117 ON SEP 24, 2014

Photographer Fumiaki Yamazaki is an artist behind the camera lens, and tries to capture the beauty that is in the nature around him. "The Truth of a Moment" is his inspiration that keeps his photos and art, honest but unique. 

"Presentation of the Day" on October 10, 2014.

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Ikke helt A4

BY TOR GUNNAR Ă˜VERLI
@ VOL 2 ON OCT 07, 2014

Tor Gunnar Øverli introduces us to 4 different people he has met when working abroad. We will learn about conspirational theories, islam and the conflict in Palestine. They have all challenged his view of an objective truth.

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The PechaKucha Truth

BY DALE WEISS
@ VOL 15 ON AUG 20, 2016

Williamsburg organizer Dale Weiss asked his Facebook friends to send in some randon pictures, and Dale would see if he could make a story out of the images. Once he recieved the images, he realized the truth of PechaKucha was still out there, and needed exploring. (Apologies to Astrid on the national origin, but those ancient alien astronaut theorists do sloppy research).

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The story of European secularism

BY MUEID AL RAEE
@ VOL 32 ON FEB 06, 2017

Mueid Al Raee is interested in the connection of philosophy and religion. He talks about the influences that shaped Spinoza’s work on philosophy, religion, and understanding the nature of God.

Mueid presents Averroes as an important character in the story of secularism. Averroes is often referred to as the father of European Secularism. Mueid argues that religion played an important role in the formulation of the philosophy of secularism as we know it today in Europe.

His message is that we should challenge the ideas that consider secularism and religion as opposites.

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What all truth seekers have in common

BY MICHAEL NEELSEN
@ VOL 21 ON FEB 16, 2017

There is a lot of depate about facts and truth today, but did you know that truth seekers of all stripes (scientific & artistic) share the same process in their pursuit? Inspired by Arthur Koestler's book "The Act of Creation," Michael Neelsen will share how all scientific discovery & artistic creativity boils down to a process of combining two or more variables to create something new.

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Huntsville Islamic Center

BY ALADIN BASHIR
@ VOL 2 ON MAY 11, 2017

Dr. Aladin Beshir gives us a glimpse of Islam and the challenges of being Muslim in the U.S. by reaching out to us through education.

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Faith and Feminism: Why I No Longer Wear The Tudong

BY KATHRINA MD DAUD
@ VOL 12 ON NOV 26, 2017

Kathrina Md Daud, a lecturer in the University of Brunei Darussalam, explains why she no longer wears the wrap-around head accessory that many have labeled as the symbol of a muslim woman's everlasting faith. From discussing in a feminist book club that she and a friend started to writing and acting in a monologue play with an all-female cast, Kathrina explored and delivered her reasons to the public of why the headscarf is no longer a valid reason to show her belief in Islam.