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Eight Days in May: How an Invisible Island Taught Us to See

PRESENTED ON AUG 20, 2015
IN ST JOSEPH @ VOL 2

Dixie Inocencio & Becky Wehmer live and work a few miles away from each other in Benton Harbor, MI. Becky has been active in the creation of a local glassblowing studio. Dixie coaches a local baseball team and is also an architect. She wants you to know they don't speak Spanish in this presentation.

"Even in the age of the internets, Cuba was proving to be alarmingly elusive. With a few days to go, we still did not know how to get there, where we would stay, what we would do, or how much money we would bring. It was like trying to find Shangri La, it was like trying to find Narnia."

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Off To Cuba With Goldie

BY BEV ERICKSON
@ VOL 17 ON APR 18, 2013

Ron and Bev Erickson detail their cultural exchange trip to Cuba. They let the University Of Minnesota mascot "Goldie" be their guide into the unique and constantly changing Cuba.

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Hell on Eight Wheels

BY KRISTINA ARNOLD AND RACHEL WALSTON
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 20, 2013

Kristina Arnold and Rachel Walston are Roller Derby Girls. Roller Derby is a rough sport played using roller skates. Here they tell us the history of Roller Derby, how it used to be played, and how modern Roller Derby is played today.

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BY FITRI A.
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 01, 2014

Fitri Ali tells of how he travels solo to look for ‘it’. Instead of discovering who he is, as originally expected, Fitri finds himself on an enduring and delightful journey of becoming the sum of all the people he met. He continues to look for ‘it’ and rests happily in the possibility that he may never know what that may be.

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

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The New Days - Seeing the Culture of Nan-Fang-Ao Fishing Villages

BY 李元YUAN LEE
IN TAIPEI

A hotel is not the destination of travel, but the starting point of cultural discovery. Mr. Lee renovated a 40-year-old hotel in Nan-Fang-Ao and renamed it 'The New Days'. He hopes that by creating comfortable spaces, he may prolong people's stay at the fishing village, helping them see beyond the fish market and seafood restaurants common to all fishing villages, discovering the deeply-rooted industry culture and the hardship of a fisherman's lifestyle.

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A Grave Story

BY BOB CLAYTON
@ VOL 8 ON JUN 04, 2015

In this presentation  'A Grave Story', Bob Clayton will tell us how a chance encounter at Goold Island led to rediscovery of a little history.

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Visiting Cuba

BY WALTER STREET III
@ VOL 38 ON JUN 07, 2016

Walter Street III recalls revolution in Cuba in January 1959. It took him 57 years to realize his ambition to visit.

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What my son taught me about peacekeeping

BY THIJS CREMERS
@ VOL 33 ON MAY 22, 2017

How do we experience the world around us? We see things the way we’re taught and we judge things in a way our environment has taught us. We live our life the way we are used to, but should we? What can change our perspective?

Thijs Cremers reflects on his time on a UN mission through the eyes of his children and explains how his son triggered his awareness about how to change our perspective.

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Cuba: A Myth Promulgated by Propaganda and Politics

BY REEMBERTO RODRIGUEZ
@ VOL 7 ON MAY 20, 2016

The curtain to Cuba is slowly being drawn away. For decades, Cuba has had an allure to Americans not necessarily grounded in reality. Proud Cuban, Reemberto Rodriguez, share his love for his mother country, while also exposing the reality behind the myths.

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22 States in 30 Days

BY BRIDGET FLAHERTY
@ VOL 34 ON JAN 18, 2018

After a divorce, Bridget Flaherty sold all of her belongings and house, picked up her son and travelled to see 22 states in 30 days. This presentation shares lessons learned and adventures experienced.