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Melissa Withers

A New Paradigm for Civic Engagement (Or, How I Got My Groove Back)

PRESENTED ON FEB 16, 2010
IN PROVIDENCE @ VOL 11
Melissa gives us a great introduction, well OK a pitch, for Independent Diplomat - an newly formed organization which gives voices to countries which don't have voices that can heard. Melissa Withers
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Cities of Purpose: A Civic Dinner Party Project

BY JENN GRAHAM
@ VOL 25 ON AUG 09, 2015

Jenn Graham moved to the big city and roomed with a group of individuals who discussed civics and politics et al over delicious dinner. This gave her an idea- what if you put doers in a room, add delicious dinner, mix, and see what happens. Out of this experiment came Cities of Purpose and it is incredible. Listen as Graham speaks of how it started, where it is, and what is growing out of this simple program!

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How I Keep Finding My Way Back to Music

BY LUC SMEETS
@ VOL 27 ON NOV 23, 2015

Music has always played a big role in Luc Smeets' life. When he started thinking about the future of radio, he created something he found "pretty cool", which he called "Leap station". His idea won this year's at Startup Weekend in Maastricht.

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How My Search for Community Brought Me Back Home

BY DANIELLE HOLLIS
@ VOL 3 ON MAY 12, 2016

"I have met some of the greatest people in the process..how my search for community brought me back home."

In "How My Search for Community Brought Me Back Home", from PechaKucha Night Batavia Vol.3Danielle Hollis, invites us all to "trust the process" as we all search for ways to feel like a part of something bigger than ourselves. Danielle has recently moved back to her hometown of Batavia. As an excecutive Director of Water Street Studios, a not-for-profit community arts centre, defines community through a series of personal life events. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016. 

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Ballet, Pulp Fantastic Genre Masquerading as High Art... (or How I Got my Husband to Appreciate Ballet)

BY MATTIE DO
@ VOL 3 ON JUN 02, 2016

Mattie Do challenges the conception of ballet as high art and presents the horror film aspects of ballet. Mattie is a classically trained ballet dancer turned filmmaker living in Vientiane, Laos.

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Living Your Life With Passion: How I Got Paid to Travel The World

BY ANDREW KASZOWSKI
@ VOL 1 ON JAN 25, 2017

"You can do what you dream of."

In Living Your Life With Passion: How I Got Paid to Travel The World at PechaKucha Night London, Ontario Vol. 1, Andrew Kaszowski shares how he lived out his dream of traveling the world. He took his writing and design experience to sea, setting sail as Publications Editor aboard Crystal Cruises’ four-month World Cruise. He has been to 38 countries. Learn how Andrew did exactly what he dreamed of doing: and got paid to do it!

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A New West Feminist's Dream City Council

BY HAYLEY SINCLAIR
@ VOL 16 ON AUG 12, 2017

Where Hayley Sinclair double dog dares any man to run in the 2018 civic election.

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My name is Lisa Givan and I AM A DIVERSITY TRAINER

BY ANNAL VYAS
@ VOL 9 ON NOV 03, 2017

At 40, something I realized that a series of brief "diversity immersion experiences" defined not only what I do but who I am. Encounters since childhood that have been centered around self-awareness, difference, bias, value and mindset determine the narrative we create surrounding every aspect of our life. I share my journey and expound on how it led me to my current career. My name is Lisa and I AM A DIVERSITY TRAINER.

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My Groove Became A Rut

BY KATRINA YARNELL
@ VOL 22 ON APR 11, 2017

Having invested her entire adulthood in the lives of youth as a mother and public school teacher, recently Katrina Yarnell has begun a new chapter of her life in volunteering and business.  Negotiating a new direction, finding completely new networks, and saying "yes" even though it means fighting fear of failure and the unknown has been the hallmark of her PIVOT.  Katrina's measure of success is serving others, loving well, and continuing to learn and grow.

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Finding My Way Back

BY MICHAEL SNODGRASS
@ VOL 35 ON JUN 07, 2018

In Finding My Way Back - a response to DIY - Snod, a recovering Artist - considers remembering what you are, how you can be that and what can't you do alone.